Ben Harvey converts 11 tries in a great game for Holt 2nd XV
Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth 5 – 77 Holt 2s
Match report by Lee Bradshaw
A good hard game was played throughout on a good looking pitch in bright sunshine.
Another season for the 2s with some new and old faces playing together for the 2nd time.
What a treat followed. Within 5 minutes Holt were up and running on the score sheet with a converted try. A special mention to Ben Harvey who slotted over 11 conversions from all ranges on the pitch. However, he could not have done that without the tremendous effort put in by everybody in a black shirt. Our aggressive defense ensured L&Y could not get a foot hold in the 1st half and especially the first 30 minutes. Complacency crept in for the last 10 mins and let L&Y back into the game with us giving away penalty after penalty, 12 in the 1st half, reaching halftime 35 points up and no reply.
Our scrum was so dominant on both put ins, regardless of changes made throughout the game. A new prominent front row and mobile and hard hitting at the contests was formidable, not missing 1 tackle amongst them. Our lineouts although dominant became a little hit and miss, however it’s more a timing issue and relaxing techniques that will benefit in the long run and getting used to the different jumpers.
The 2nd half saw our opponents come out like banshees for the 1st 5 minutes whilst we were still a little complacent and they scored their try. That was the kick we needed and the score board continued to roll on.
Our defensive line was fast and hard with majority of tackles round the ankles and only attempting to tackle when it was on, presenting a solid wall that was not breached.
We were a little naïve with the ball in hand as we seem to keep taking the ball back to their 1st guard and did not work them hard enough around the fringes.
A fantastic start to the season guys , lets take this forward.
Scorers Tries; Scarioli, Stanforth, Rathleff, Goose 3, Starnes, Graham 2, Flannagan, Williams.
Conversions ; Harvey 11