Holt round off season by lifting Banham Cup
PUBLISHED: 10:34 27 April 2017
Holt retained the Banham Cup following a closely contested game which was befitting of an end of season local derby.
Fakenham have just completed a successful league season, which gained them promotion, and looked the more confident of the two sides in the first half.
They led 15-13 at half-time through two tries, a conversion and a penalty, while Holt kept in touch with tries by Phil Davis and Sam Wright and a penalty converted by Ben Harvey.
Holt were much more in control in the second half and restricted Fakenham to a try and a penalty. In response Holt ran in three tries from Jim Riley, Ashley Woods and man-of-the-match Bruce van Poortvliet in addition to a penalty and a conversion. The game saw the return of Iain Young to first team duties while some of the club’s up-and-coming young players saw some action.
The cup was presented by H.Banham Ltd, agricultural merchants based in Hempton.
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