Westcliff bounce back from defeat to Eton by beating Diss

Echo: Greg Bannister - back among the try scorers for Westcliff Greg Bannister - back among the try scorers for Westcliff

TABLE-TOPPING Westcliff bounced back to winning ways with a 39-10 victory at Diss in London One North.

Westcliff had been beaten 11-8 by their nearest challenges Eton Manor in their previous outing.

But they immediately recovered from that setback with a convincing victory in Norfolk.

Westcliff took the lead with a well-taken try for Chris Dudman after a sophisticated back move.

Shortly afterwards, Jack Jones had the pace to ghost through a gap in the Diss defence and crashed over in the corner.

However, the Diss pack refused to lie down and gave their counterparts plenty to do in some feisty forward loose exchanges but the Westcliff defence was not to be breached.

With half-time arriving, Westcliff were 10 points clear and they quickly improved upon this with well-worked tries for Elliott Harvey, Ollie Jones and a second try for Jack Jones, with Dudman adding one conversion.

Diss were rewarded for their persistence with an opportunist try from a cross-kick before hard-working prop Ewan Binneman was on hand to score his second try in two weeks, after a rampaging rolling maul in Diss territory.

The home side cut the arrears with a try from a rolling maul of their own before Greg Bannister rounded off a satisfactory day for the visitors with his 11th try of the season which took the team’s tally to 74 in only 11 games.

The victory also kept Westcliff five points clear at the top of the table.

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4:24pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Southchurch Saddlebag says...

Another cracking performance by the Jones boys . I feel their father summed up the mood in the household after last weeks hard fought win . I was lucky enough to canvas his opinion after seeing him leaving the Skin Clinic Monday morning after an intense 3 and 1/2 hour session . A somewhat taut faced PJ mused " I told the boys after the previous weeks loss that it just wasnt acceptable - theirs or the teams performances just weren't up to the incredibly high standards I used to set myself during my time playing for Queensland in the Super 15s . If they wanted to get back on track I told them it was my way or the highway . They wouldnt argue with a rugby legend , much in the way that Lomu's and Campese's kids never did , so we had an intense week of doing things my way -
TUESDAYS SCHEDULE
9.30 am wake up and slowly " twist on twenty " looking into mirror .
10.00am shower
1010am Apply hair product " JB4G " ( jet black for gingers )
10.15am we all watch Peter Jones greatest tries DVD
10.16 am leave to go for breakfast .
10.35 am arrive at Sand bar after signing several autographs on way . Order 3 Sand Bar gutbuster fry ups - pay for the boys as I get a 25% discount for over 55s . Over breakfast tell them about my days in rugby league - anyone that knows me will know i dont mind crossing codes now and again .
12 Head to the Billet
12.05pm arrive at Billet - I'm electric when going down hill with a trailing wind
12.30 pm sneak to toilet whilst no one is looking to apply cleanser - I'm naturally youthful but every little helps
1.00pm pint
1.15pm cleanser
1.25pm pint
2.15 pm sea food medley . Demonstrate some attacking formations to the boys using prawns , mussels , crab sticks to portray themselves and the other players . To portray myself watching on the sidelines i use a large conch .
2.35pm pint
2.37pm cleanser
2.38pm crisps
2.55pm pint
2.57pm nuts
3.25pm pint
3.30pm nuts and crisps and pork scratchings
3.45pm pint
3.55 pm half a pint
4.15pm pint
4.30pm feel this morning injections start to wear off on face , the buttock injection holding firm though surprisingly .
4.45pm announce to everyone in pub I'm making a comeback for Saracens
4.55pm attempt to throw a bag of crips two feet to table and miss table by three feet . End comeback and start fight with seafood seller over him not recognising me when he was a season tickets holder at Sale .
5.05 pm fall over ,
5.07pm armwrestle barmaid
5.10pm ask boys for breakfast money
5.35 pm get taxi home - boys carry me into flat apparently
8.45pm wake up with headache and order chinese takeaway meal for 3
9.45pm bed
Footnote - the lads chose not to spend the rest of the week using my training schedule yet somehow managed to sneak a win saturday - when will they ever learn . "

Yes PJ when will they ever learn .....
Another cracking performance by the Jones boys . I feel their father summed up the mood in the household after last weeks hard fought win . I was lucky enough to canvas his opinion after seeing him leaving the Skin Clinic Monday morning after an intense 3 and 1/2 hour session . A somewhat taut faced PJ mused " I told the boys after the previous weeks loss that it just wasnt acceptable - theirs or the teams performances just weren't up to the incredibly high standards I used to set myself during my time playing for Queensland in the Super 15s . If they wanted to get back on track I told them it was my way or the highway . They wouldnt argue with a rugby legend , much in the way that Lomu's and Campese's kids never did , so we had an intense week of doing things my way - TUESDAYS SCHEDULE 9.30 am wake up and slowly " twist on twenty " looking into mirror . 10.00am shower 1010am Apply hair product " JB4G " ( jet black for gingers ) 10.15am we all watch Peter Jones greatest tries DVD 10.16 am leave to go for breakfast . 10.35 am arrive at Sand bar after signing several autographs on way . Order 3 Sand Bar gutbuster fry ups - pay for the boys as I get a 25% discount for over 55s . Over breakfast tell them about my days in rugby league - anyone that knows me will know i dont mind crossing codes now and again . 12 Head to the Billet 12.05pm arrive at Billet - I'm electric when going down hill with a trailing wind 12.30 pm sneak to toilet whilst no one is looking to apply cleanser - I'm naturally youthful but every little helps 1.00pm pint 1.15pm cleanser 1.25pm pint 2.15 pm sea food medley . Demonstrate some attacking formations to the boys using prawns , mussels , crab sticks to portray themselves and the other players . To portray myself watching on the sidelines i use a large conch . 2.35pm pint 2.37pm cleanser 2.38pm crisps 2.55pm pint 2.57pm nuts 3.25pm pint 3.30pm nuts and crisps and pork scratchings 3.45pm pint 3.55 pm half a pint 4.15pm pint 4.30pm feel this morning injections start to wear off on face , the buttock injection holding firm though surprisingly . 4.45pm announce to everyone in pub I'm making a comeback for Saracens 4.55pm attempt to throw a bag of crips two feet to table and miss table by three feet . End comeback and start fight with seafood seller over him not recognising me when he was a season tickets holder at Sale . 5.05 pm fall over , 5.07pm armwrestle barmaid 5.10pm ask boys for breakfast money 5.35 pm get taxi home - boys carry me into flat apparently 8.45pm wake up with headache and order chinese takeaway meal for 3 9.45pm bed Footnote - the lads chose not to spend the rest of the week using my training schedule yet somehow managed to sneak a win saturday - when will they ever learn . " Yes PJ when will they ever learn ..... Southchurch Saddlebag
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