Brave effort from visitors

Newmarket 23, Holt 0: Holt were by no means disgraced as they lost to the Eastern Counties One leaders and would probably have beaten lesser sides. The game was quite even for the first 25 minutes, but then Newmarket showed their attacking skills by spinning the ball wide for their full back to run through rather a large gap to score a converted try.

Newmarket 23, Holt 0

Holt were by no means disgraced as they lost to the Eastern Counties One leaders and would probably have beaten lesser sides.

The game was quite even for the first 25 minutes, but then Newmarket showed their attacking skills by spinning the ball wide for their full back to run through rather a large gap to score a converted try.

Newmarket quickly extended their lead to 10-0 with a penalty and five minutes later, following a chip ahead, the home full-back caught the ball on the bounce and ran through to score under the posts. The conversion was a formality and with Holt then missing a penalty the score was 17-0 at the break.

Newmarket kept up the pressure and stretched their lead with two more penalties

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This inspired Holt to play some of their best rugby of the match and for the last quarter besieged Newmarket in their 22, but the breakthrough would not come. Allen managed to cross the line, only to be held up and the ensuing scrum went against the head to the defending side.

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