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Holt RFC Owls 2nd XV - Match centre

Holt II
Southwold II
Sat 21 Oct 15:00 - Eastern Counties Greene King League - Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two North Full time

Holt 2s 42 v 19 Southwold 2s

Match report from Lee Bradshaw

Holt 2s 42 v 19 Southwold 2s

A better focused warm up ensured we came out for the 1st 15 minutes firing and playing some good rugby, Southwold continually going backwards. 1St try came after 5 minutes, from Halton-Farrow 30m out from the line. A good off load from Harvey, a hard fast line from Halton-Farrow beating their centres and then side steps two others to finish between the posts. Harvey converts. 3 minutes later still camped in their half, playing a penalty advantage, from the base of a ruck 15m in from touch and 15 out , Goose goes blind and crosses to score. Harvey converts. Southwold replied strongly as we took our foot of the pace, and crossed our line, mainly down to our lack of tackling. We continued in that vane of missed tackles and gave them the opportunity to get back into the game. We eventually got back to the right end of the park in the 30th minute, Justice attacking from the base of the scrum 25m out, going blind 10m from the line, a high tackle came in and the referee awarded a penalty try and Southwold given the first yellow card of the game. We then allowed Southwold back in with some weak tackling, walking around, and giving away a few penalties. Southwold scored in the 35th minute a converted try. Half time 21-14. Penalty count against 14-4.
Second half started in the same style as we ended the 1st. Southwold crossed for an unconverted try, attacking at pace and scoring in the corner. Not to be out done Harvey collected a yellow card for a high tackle. 60 minutes into the game we switched back on and what a turn around. Everybody put in a formidable shift of aggressive rugby at pace. Sustained pressure in their 22m saw Humberstone score in the 70th minute and Harvey convert. There were 2 more attempts on their line, both held up, before Justice scored the 5th try tackled short but managed to stretch to cross the line in the 8oth minute. Harvey converts. The 6th try was the best of the lot in the 92nd minute, we had been camped back in our half, Goose kicks ahead from 30m, Williams chases and at full tilt, scoops the rolling ball up and then tumbles over, regains his feet and is tackled 30m from the line, but Goose has followed up his kick and takes the offload from Williams to score under the posts. Harvey converts.
Those that took knocks please get down to see the physio.
Scorers Halton-Farrow, Goose 2, Justice, Humberstone, Penalty try 1. Harvey 5 conversions.
Well done guys and thanks to the supporters that came down.

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Team selection

Halton Farrow, Benjamin Halton Farrow, Benjamin
Cabbell Manners, Hughie Cabbell Manners, Hughie
Humberstone, Michael Humberstone, Michael
Taylor, Adam Taylor, Adam
Starnes, Tom Starnes, Tom
Harvey, Ben Harvey, Ben
Goose, Thomas Goose, Thomas
Justice, Richard Justice, Richard
Sawyer, Michael Sawyer, Michael
Stanforth, Brett Stanforth, Brett
Tagg, Martin Tagg, Martin
Denton, Ollie Denton, Ollie
Sleightholme, Josh Sleightholme, Josh
Phillip-Pritchard, Alex Phillip-Pritchard, Alex
Scarlioli, Darius Scarlioli, Darius

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Wymondham II 20 87
2. Norwich Lions 2nd XV 20 83
3. Holt II 20 78
4. Diss III 20 75
5. Watton 20 62
6. University of East Anglia 20 28
7. Lakenham Hewett 20 21


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