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Holt look for rugby double

PUBLISHED: 08:28 06 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:52 13 July 2010

Woodbridge 16, Holt 25

Holt remain fifth in the table having won nine out of 16 games played and next are at home to Stowmarket whom they beat in the first league match of the season.

Woodbridge 16, Holt 25

Holt remain fifth in the table having won nine out of 16 games played and next are at home to Stowmarket whom they beat in the first league match of the season.

They will be looking to complete another double following that at Woodbridge.

A fairly strong wind was blowing straight down the pitch, which Woodbridge had first use of. Holt were under early pressure and after two minutes conceded a penalty for a line-out offence to go 3-0 down. Holt had a let-off when the Woodbridge kicker missed an easy penalty after seven minutes.

A good Holt move was wasted by giving away another penalty, but they kept the pressure up and after 21 minutes Bruce Van Poortvliet made a good break down the blind side to send Wright in for a good try (unconverted).

Woodbridge on the half-hour let Holt off the hook when, after a good three-quarter move, they dropped the ball with the line at their mercy.

Holt gave away a penalty to put their hosts back into the lead 6-5. Holt let themselves down with a sloppy pass when a try was on the cards. However, two minutes to half-time Allen was on target with a penalty to restore their lead to 8-6, having been just short with an earlier, but longer kick.

Second half, after four minutes play, Holt won a line-out close to the Woodbridge line and from the ensuing driving maul drove over the goal line for Richards to score. Allen was on target with the conversion for 15-6.

Five minutes later Woodbridge reduced the arrears to 15-9 with a penalty and for the next few minutes kept Holt under pressure.

Holt broke out of defence and won another line-out, and after a well-executed driving maul to the goal line, Jake Van Poortvliet broke off to score (unconverted) for 20-9.

With eight minutes remaining Holt again attacked their opponent's goal line and Bruce Van Poortvliet put Cherry in for a well taken try (unconverted) for 25-9.

From the re-start Holt made a dreadful mess off gathering a bouncing ball and the Woodbridge full back was on the error like a flash to run in and score under the posts (converted) for 26-16. With six minutes remaining Holt knew they could not afford to make any further errors and kept their slate clean.

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