Diss 10 - TRFC 14
Final score Diss 10 - Thorpeness 14 and Diss's home record gone.
Well it's the start of a new year and Thorpeness travel to Diss this is not an easy place to play, Diss being very strong at home they have won all
their home games. Thorpeness saw the return of Ben Blowers to the front-row as John Taylor was missing due to work, Diss started the brighter making
Thorpe work hard from the kick off with their direct running and good support play Diss found themselves 5 - 0 up, This was mainly down to the fact of
poor tackling and standing off, the kick was missed. Thorpe regrouped and came back at Diss pushing them deep into their 22 and held them there for
most of the first half, the Thorpe scrum was controlled and powerful not giving Diss an inch and stealing yards from the drive. Jed Gallant no. 9 picked
from the base of a driving Thorpe scrum moving the ball to Collett at 10 who's pass found Cook on the move who then fed Howell-Williams to dance his way
to the try line drawing the fullback in to make the tackle, leaving the way clear for Kenton Saunders to score his first try EVER for the club, J.cook
added the kick 5 - 7 Thorpe ahead at the break.
Thorpe made changes to the side giving young Robert Poll a run on the wing and the not much older Richard Geater to Hook.
The second half saw Diss once again open the scoring with a well worked try for their winger to touch down in the corner, or did he some of the
Thorpeness players pointed out to the ref that the winger was clearly out of play when he grounded the ball, ref explained that he didn't see it and
allowed the try to stand the kick was missed so 10 - 7. Thorpe's younger player's seemed to be having fun most of all Kristian Curling at fullback who's
size and pace caused Diss problem's time and again he would collect the ball and set off knocking players aside to set up clean ball for the forwards to
Thorpe second try came from Capt J.Cook who once again showed his class by breaking the tackles to score under the post's and add the conversion to
take 10 - 14 lead. Diss throw everything their had at Thorpe looking for a weakness to attack but Thorpe's Chris Cook wasn't in the mood to let them in
his tackling and support play was outstanding he is one tough Cookie. Thorpeness seemed to want more and pushed for a third try but it just didn't come.
Final score Diss 10 - Thorpeness 14 and Diss's home record had gone, this was a tough game played on heavy wet ground but to the player's credit they
had pulled it off twice coming from behind to win and take Thorpeness up to 5th in the League.
Well done everyone Stan