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1st XV - Match centre

Diss
Brentwood
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 1 North Full time

Match Report v Brentwood RFC

Diss RFC 14 Brentwood RFC 58

Diss found Brentwood far too much to handle in most aspects of the game. Diss controlled possession throughout the first ten minutes of the game pressurising the Brentwood line on at least two occasions. Unfortunately an inability to come away without points allowed the visitors to increase the pace of the game and score a well - structured try on 12 minutes. Diss attacked again with John Laurie and Stephen Hipwell to the fore forcing Brentwood to scramble their defence on a number of occasions. Yet again this week the Diss forwards more than held their own. On 30 minutes Diss crucially lost possession allowing the Brentwood three quarters the opportunity to move the ball again at pace with Charlie Chambers scoring out wide. Diss yet again responded in a positive manner. Tim Groom led the way with a drive into the Brentwood 22 that set up the ever present John Laurie. Laurie galloped over to bring Diss back in the game. Chris Beaird converting to bring the home side back into the game. Unfortunately an immediate loss of possession from the kick off allowed Brentwood the opportunity to flood the midfield with James Vogel scoring on the stroke of half time to increase the Brentwood lead to 26-7.

The third quarter yet again showed that Diss are more than capable of competing at this level as long as valuable possession is looked after and used appropriately. Superb driving play from the veteran Tim Groom and Stephen Hipwell set an attacking ruck close to the Brentwood line. Alex Leeder at scrum half beautifully fed Chris Beaird, who somehow clung onto the ball to score a wonderfully crafted team try. At 14-26 Diss were now back in the game. On 60 minutes Diss drove yet again into the Brentwood half, only to lose possession to see Brad Burr sprint the length of the field to put the game beyond the reach of the home side. The flood gates then opened with Diss conceding a further three tries in the last ten minutes. As highlighted last week the pace of the game and a lack of precision when in possession were crucial to another brave Diss display.

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Chingford 7 35
2. Amersham & Chiltern 7 30
3. Brentwood 7 27
4. Eton Manor 7 25
5. Colchester 7 23
6. North Walsham 7 22
7. Diss 7 17

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