Rugby trophy eludes Holt

Diss Saracens 17, Holt 13Holt failed to win back the Harrison Rugby Cup, which is contested every Easter by the two clubs.The pitch was slippery, but it did not stop the two sides throwing the ball around from the start.

Diss Saracens 17, Holt 13

Holt failed to win back the Harrison Rugby Cup, which is contested every Easter by the two clubs.

The pitch was slippery, but it did not stop the two sides throwing the ball around from the start. Diss applied the early pressure and scored a converted try after 15 minutes, and two minutes later, crossed the line again for an unconverted try to lead 12-0.

Holt were eventually rewarded when, following a quickly-taken penalty near the Diss goal line, Amiss made the touch-down for an unconverted try. Holt maintained the pressure without success, as Diss broke out of defence to score another unconverted for a 17-5 lead and on the stroke of half-time sent a penalty wide.


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Holt were put under immediate pressure from the start of the second half, but a penalty relieved the pressure. Holt saw a player sin-binned after five minutes. Holt soaked up attacks and eventually got into their opponents' half to be rewarded when Jones kicked a penalty after 25 minutes.

Diss had a player sin-binned with five minutes remaining, and Holt then played their best rugby, with Peacock and Rumsby making useful contributions. Rumsby sustained an injury when attacking the Diss goal line and left the field, but Holt kept on the offensive, when Bruce Van Poortvliet made a good break through the centre, and with some excellent passing, Amiss finished off the move for an unconverted try in the last moments.

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Holt were left to think about Saturday's Banham Cup encounter with Fakenham at High Kelling - another trophy they would love to regain, having surrendered it last year.

Holt's third team confirmed their winning of Woodforde's Merit Table Three with a close win over their Diss counterparts by 24-22 and congratulations are in order to captain Allen and his team.

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