Holt march on in Vase, beating Cantabs in style
RUGBY: After disposing of Cantabrigians in some style last weekend, winning 32-12, Holt are on the road this Saturday.
They are heading to Moorgate in The City of London to take on the Honorable Artillery Company in the London area final of the Junior Vase.
The performance levels of the North Norfolk side have been maintained, stretching their winning record to eight games on the trot. Coaches Steed and Chapman are not getting carried away as they know they have to keep in mind the league play-off against Millwall, which if they win will see Holt promoted to London 3 NE.
'This cup run is great not only for the players but for the whole profile of the Club. We have a fantastic youth and minis set-up at Holt which the club is now reaping the benefits from at senior level, 12 of the match- day squad have come up through the ranks and have now established themselves in the first team – and long may this continue as success really is the best form of advertising,' said coach Penny Chapman.
Chapman's points are well backed up with Holt hosting the annual Kingswood Festival last Sunday which saw more than 850 kids from across the country at mini and youth level take part in a rugby tournament at High Kelling.
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'These things do not just happen and we are lucky to have a hard- working team at Holt who make sure these events are a success, but I'm convinced the model we have in place is the right one and the club will keep progressing forward at mini, youth and senior levels,' stated chairman Richard Seaman.
Holt's squad has been strengthened further for this cup game by the availabilty of tighthead Chris Hill and Hooker Liam Cooper and the return to fitness of wing forward Sam Wright and centre Karl Rumsby who were both rested for the Cantab game. Last week's man of the match Tim Allen will defiantly feature as will young Lock Paul Amiss both who had standout games against the Cambridge outfit.
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'The boys, as they should be, are really up for this one and all I can ask for is more of the same from them and hopefully that will be enough to see us through against a side we know very little about,' added coach Chapman.
n A report of the Cantab game is at www.northnorfolknews24.co.uk