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Holt are handed the points for the third time this season

PUBLISHED: 09:39 05 February 2018

Jeremy Seaman makes his way towards to the Woodbridge try line during Holt's 14-3 win. Picture: Stuart Young

Jeremy Seaman makes his way towards to the Woodbridge try line during Holt's 14-3 win. Picture: Stuart Young

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For the third time this season Holt have gained five league points due to their opposition conceding the game.

Firstly Lowestoft & Yarmouth, then Newmarket and now Wisbech have been unable to field a full team to honour a league fixture.

“This is a sad reflection of the strength of grass roots rugby in the Eastern Counties which will hopefully be addressed by the powers that be,” said Holt’s Iain MacBrayne.

It was particularly disappointing for coaches Ed Steed and Phil Sharpe who had been hoping for a full-on league game to test their squad before taking on North Walsham in the Norfolk Senior Cup on Saturday.

To their credit the Wisbech players who were available travelled to Holt and this enabled an 11-a-side friendly game to take place. Holt used this opportunity to give all of their squad, by rotation, a work-out in a game which they comfortably won.

On the negative side Holt lost another opportunity to increase their points difference total - which could prove costly.

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