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Holt ease to Vase victory

PUBLISHED: 11:20 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 13 July 2010

Runwell Wyverns 3, Holt 61

HOLT travelled into Essex to play in the third round of The EDF Energy Junior Vase. Runwell's base is at Wickford and they play in Essex Two, which is a level below Holt.

Runwell Wyverns 3, Holt 61

HOLT travelled into Essex to play in the third round of The EDF Energy Junior Vase. Runwell's base is at Wickford and they play in Essex Two, which is a level below Holt.

From the onset Holt took the game to their opponents, determined to play a fast flowing game.

After five minutes Wright scored with Allen converting.

It was obvious Holt were going to be in the driving seat and dominate the game. Four more tries were added in the next 17 minutes, with Self, Calverley, Girling and Calkin the scorers. With Allen converting three of them, the score after 22 minutes stood at 33-0 to Holt.

Before half-time Wright and Girling scored a try apiece, both converted, for 47-0.

Holt had the benefit of the wind in the second half and a century did not look impossible. Robson quickly added his name to the scorers, touching down in the corner after seven minutes, and with Allen again being on target, the score advanced to 54-0.

The flood of scoring then dried up for the next 20 minutes, as Runwell Wyverns stirred themselves and went onto the attack and were rewarded with a converted penalty after nine minutes play to reduce the arrears to 54-3.

Holt still had time to show their dominance when, after 24 minutes, Calverley again added his name to the try scorers and Allen, who was celebrating his 21st birthday in true style, added the extra points to make the score 61-3.

Holt eased off a trifle, but with no concerns. Holt had played to their true ability, which had been gratifying to the handful of supporters who had travelled.

They progress to the fourth round of the competition, which is due to be played on November 22 and the opposition will be known by next Tuesday.

On Saturday, Holt are at home to Woodbridge in a return to league rugby.


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