Eton Manor showed superb determination as they held out for a 47-43 win against Diss despite being reduced to 14-men in the London One North clash.

The long journey meant taking anything from the game was always going to testing for Manor but they started well to claim a 7-0 lead.

However, Nick Sheppard’s early try was soon wiped out as Diss scored twice to make it 14-10 inside 10 minutes.

More rapid points followed and Manor were 17-14 ahead soon after Luigi Marteletti’s try and a Sheppard drop goal.

The lead changed hands once more as Diss went over for an unconverted try before a moment which looked to give the hosts the upper hand.

Frank Sullivan was shown a straight red card after lashing out at an opponent, leaving Manor to play 50 minutes with a man less.

They still ended the half in the ascendency and a try from Barney Newbury gave them a 24-19 lead, only for Diss to hit back almost immediately.

Manor responded once again, however, and bagged a bonus point try to make it 31-24 at the interval.

The rapid scoring rate refused to let up after the restart and Diss once again reeled their rivals in as they were awarded a penalty try.

Something had to give and a penalty from Sheppard was added to by Michael Eghan to give Manor a 13-point lead and breathing space for the first time.

A further penalty meant Diss’ fightback, which saw then score twice late on, was in vain and Manor claimed a impressive victory.

The result leaves Manor fourth in the table where they enjoy a two-point advantage over fifth-place Colchester.

They are 10 points behind the league’s pace-setter Chingford, who were once again in imperious form as they secured a comfortable 36-15 win over Fullerians.

The bonus-point win means Chingford have taken a maximum 35 points from their seven games to date this season.

Chingford’s control of the game started as early as the eighth minute when David Ogufere went over for the first of his two tries.

The day really belonged to Chingford’s Josh Porter, who scored four times for the visitors to spearhead the victory.

Elsewhere, Epping Upper Clapton won only their second match of the season with a 44-12 defeat of Chelmsford.

The win takes them up to 11th in the London Two North East at the expense of local rivals Woodford.

Their weekend was far less profitable and they went down to a heavy 43-7 loss at the hands of table topping side Rochford Hundred in what was their fifth defeat of the season.