Holt miss rugby trophy double by a whisker
Holt 22, Diss Saracens 25Holt entertained Diss Saracens in the final match of the season for the Harrison Cup, which has been held by their visitors for the past two seasons.
Holt 22, Diss Saracens 25
Holt entertained Diss Saracens in the final match of the season for the Harrison Cup, which has been held by their visitors for the past two seasons.
Holt made the early running and were rewarded after seven minutes when Wright scored an unconverted try. Holt kept their lead, although Diss were showing signs of being dangerous, until the 24th minute when the margin was reduced to 5-3 through a penalty. A minute from the break Diss scored a converted try to take the lead at 10-5.
Holt started the second half still on the defensive, but five minutes later they put Diss under pressure and following a mistake, Garry-Ryan scored his first try for the club to level the scores.
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Within five minutes Diss scored another try to regain the lead at 10-15 before Watson intercepted a wayward pass and raced down the field, shrugged off a tackle and set up Rumsby to score a well-taken try to level the scores at 15-all.
Again it was the visitors who regained the lead after 22 minutes with a penalty and a minute later scored another
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try (converted) to put them
10 points ahead with time running out.
Holt did not give up trying and at the close of the game were rewarded with a try by Hill, and with Ilsley converting it took the final score within three points of Diss.
Holt finished third in their league and retained the Woodforde's Norfolk Junior Cup, and for next season set their sights on gaining promotion through the coaching skills of Steed and Chapman.