Holt's points machine

Holt 57, Thetford 5HOLT had scraped an 11-11 draw in the first encounter away, saving their faces in the last stages of the game. They looked to rectify the situation by being far more positive in their approach.

Holt 57, Thetford 5

HOLT had scraped an 11-11 draw in the first encounter away, saving their faces in the last stages of the game. They looked to rectify the situation by being far more positive in their approach.

Holt, as is usual, took the game to their opponents from the onset and after five minutes were rewarded with a try when Child broke from a scrum to score to put his side 5-0 in the lead.

Holt were playing with a lot of belief and it was no surprise when Robson increased the lead, Allen converting, making the score 12-0 after 17 minutes.


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Thetford only made brief inroads into the Holt half, where any threat was quickly dealt with.

Woods added his name to the scorers with an unconverted try after 35 minutes making the score 17-0.

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On the stroke of half-time, Allen scored and by converting his try made the score 24-0 at the break.

Holt needed to avoid the habit of taking their foot of the accelerator and letting the other side back into the game. This they did with a vengeance, not allowing their visitors a look-in.

Rumsby scored twice after 11 and 14 minutes to increase the lead to 38-0, both tries converted by Allen. Thetford were still making a contribution to the game and were rewarded after 20 minutes when a loose Holt pass was intercepted in their half. With the ball being kicked ahead, the visitors won the race to the touch down for an unconverted try: 38-5.

Within a minute Brown scored a try which Allen converted to make the score 45-5. Such was Holt's dominance, two more tries followed, with Robson and Child each scoring their second try of the match, Allen converting the last one.

A very encouraging performance by the team, especially by scrum-half Girling, who was made man of the match.

This win puts Holt into fourth place in the league, but next they travel to leaders Newmarket, who are unbeaten and will provide very stiff opposition.

Holt will certainly be out to avenge the 27-6 defeat they suffered at home earlier in the season.

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