Rugby double for top-form Holt

Cantabrigians 0, Holt 30Holt put in one of their best performances of the season to complete a rugby double over Cantabrigians in Eastern Counties Division One.

Cantabrigians 0, Holt 30

Holt put in one of their best performances of the season to complete a rugby double over Cantabrigians in Eastern Counties Division One.

The visitors opened their account within two minutes when Child scored following a typical driving maul. It was no surprise when Allen converted two penalty chances to increase the lead to 11-0 midway through the half.

Holt really had their tails up by now and following another well-directed cross-kick from Brown, Rumsby won the chase for the touch down, which Allen converted.


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The constant pressure again paid off when Van Poortvliet broke from a maul close to the goal-line to score an unconverted try, giving his side a 23-0 half-time lead.

Holt started the second half on the attack but then had to show their defensive mettle as the hosts applied some pressure of their own.

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But midway through the half Holt managed to reach their opponents' five-metre line and, following a penalty award, Child scored his second try of the match. With Allen converting they now had a 30-point lead.

The rest of the match was contested mainly in the Holt half, where again their tackling was of the highest order to deny the home side of a score. A good cover tackle by Brown denied Cantabrigians what looked to be a certain try in the corner, keeping Holt's sheet clean.

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