Holt Rugby Club extends run

Holt 18, Fakenham 5HOLT looked to extend their winning run in the league, while Fakenham needed a win to get off the bottom of the table.Holt dictated play, keeping Fakenham penned into their own half.

Holt 18, Fakenham 5

HOLT looked to extend their winning run in the league, while Fakenham needed a win to get off the bottom of the table.

Holt dictated play, keeping Fakenham penned into their own half. After eight minutes Bruce Van Poortvliet scored an unconverted try. This heralded a consistent onslaught on the Fakenham line. The visitors held firm, with Holt not helping their own cause by dropping the ball or giving away penalties with the line at their mercy.

After 33 minutes of domination Wright scored an unconverted try for 10-0. Fakenham had not been in the Holt half at all apart from when re-starting the game.


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The second half began with Holt going very close again following good work by Robson and Allen, but the pressure was taken off Fakenham by giving away another penalty. Fakenham visited the Holt half in depth for the first time, and following a charged-down clearance kick they followed up quickly to score.

From a Holt attack, a Fakenham player was quickly onto a dropped ball and fly-hacked it downfield.

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Fortunately for Holt, Robson showed an excellent turn of speed and won the race for the touch down.

Holt resumed the offensive and Allen converted a penalty for 13-5. Robson made the game secure by scoring a very good try in the corner with five minutes remaining.

This match completed the first half of the league programme and Holt are fourth with six wins out nine, six points behind leaders Lowestoft & Yarmouth who are undefeated, followed by Wisbech and Newmarket.

Holt play these three sides at home in the second half of the season.

Holt travel to Old Actonians in West London on the January 3. The winners are away to Wisbech in the following round on the January 17.

Holt are also trying to arrange their Woodforde's Norfolk Junior Cup match against Dereham to be played under lights at Norwich RFC on a Wednesday evening next month.

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