Hosts Holt in full command

Holt 97, Haverhill and District 0

RUGBY: Holt entertained Haverhill and District in a return league fixture and were looking to complete the double over their visitors, having won there 6-3 in October in a somewhat scrappy encounter.

Since then Haverhill have not enjoyed the best of seasons with only one victory to date.

Holt were quickly on to the attack and were rewarded with an early try from Robson after three minutes which Allen converted to give his side a 7-0 lead.


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Three minutes later the visitors were awarded a penalty and a chance to open their account, but the kick was wide and that for the rest of the half was their only real opportunity to trouble Holt's defence.

The home side were gaining a maximum amount of possession and, by playing a wide expansive game, got their visitors in all kinds of trouble with three tries coming in the space of five minutes in the first quarter of an hour.

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Mears scored two of them and Jarry-Ryan the other, all being converted by Allen to extend the lead 28-0 and a bonus point as well.

There was a lull in the scoring for the next 17 minutes, although Holt were really applying the pressure which was rewarded by three more tries in the space of six minutes through Wright, Jarry-Ryan and Girling and with Allen converting the first two, the lead had leapt up to 47-0.

There was no more scoring in the half and at the break Holt turned round with a very healthy lead and on the run of play would certainly increase it.

The second half started with Haverhill attacking the Holt line with a driving maul and looked to score a certain try, only for one of their players to go off-side, spoiling the opportunity of a consolation score and relieving the pressure on the home side.

Following this Holt became relentless in their pursuit for more tries and their supporters were not to be disappointed with scores coming at frequent intervals throughout the half.

Mears added another try to his name and then that seasoned veteran, Daniels made sure he was amongst the try scorers.

Further tries came from Hield and Jarry-Ryan, using his speed to good effect,scored three more and with Allen converting four out of the six, the score had leapt up to 85-0.

Mears scored a converted try with two minutes left bring the total to 92-0 and captain Rumsby finished off the rout in the dying seconds with an unconverted try to it 97-0.

All credit must go to Haverhill and District for sticking to their guns and contributing to the game in a very sporting manner and one can only wish them well for the future.

This weekend Holt travel to Woodbridge hoping to complete another double, having won the first encounter 23-12.

Woodbridge are below Holt in the table with only three wins to date against the eight already achieved by the visitors, who after this weekend's win are still fourth in the table.

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