‘Club buzzing’ as Holt go looking for a third straight league win

Teenager Aaron Cole going over for Holt at Thetford having been set up by James Goodliffe (backgroun

Teenager Aaron Cole going over for Holt at Thetford having been set up by James Goodliffe (background). Picture: Stuart Young - Credit: Archant

Holt will be aiming to make it three wins on the trot when they visit Newmarket in London Three Eastern Counties.

After losing their first game since relegation at Stowmarket, Holt have beaten West Norfolk and Thetford to climb up to fifth place in the table.

Holt's policy of promoting home grown talent appears to be bearing fruit, with teenagers Henry Flower, Aaron Tagg and Ollie Woodrow all prominent at Thetford, scoring a try apiece in an 22-16 win.

'The club is buzzing with positive vibes at every level and we are all pleased with the effect the new coaching team of Ed Steed and Phil Sharpe are having,' said Holt president Paul Williams.

Holt's seconds are at home to Wymondham II tomorrow while the thirds are away to Thetford II.

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Having lost for the first time this season, 49-13 at early leaders Southwold, Wymondham are at home to Ely at the weekend.

Selection has once again proven to be tough, not only with the pool of talent available but due to last week's performance.

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Head coach Dave Howard said: 'Playing Ely is always a massive fixture. Add into the mixer last week's very poor result and the fact Ely were the last team to beat us at home over 15 months ago and it's set to be a big occasion. We've prepared hard this week and are really looking for the squad to reassert themselves within the league.'

Wymondham are without front row forward Chris Miller and club stalwart Josh Wright due to an ACL injury.

The club are putting out three sides with training numbers at record highs. The thirds are at home to Crusaders II.

Elsewhere, Southwold will be putting their 100pc record on the line at Little Melton against a Crusaders side who have won one and lost two so far.

There's a derby with an edge at Wisbech who will be taking on West Norfolk in a battle between two sides who have both lost their opening three, while fellow strugglers Lowestoft & Yarmouth have a tough home fixture against maximum men Stowmarket and Thetford visit Woodbridge.

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