Ever-present Holt powerhouse to miss visit of Rochford Hundred

Paul Amiss is set to miss his first game of the season for Holt. Picture: Stuart Young

Paul Amiss is set to miss his first game of the season for Holt. Picture: Stuart Young - Credit: Archant

Holt play what will now be their final home league fixture of the season tomorrow when they welcome Rochford Hundred to Bridge Road.

There were due to have played Braintree on April 11 but that match was called off last month when the Essex side pulled out of the league.

Fortunately this game will now be replaced with a friendly against Old Greshamians in what promises to be a highly entertaining and competitive game.

Tomorrow's fixture against Rochford is something of a dead rubber with neither team vying for honours or attempting to stave off relegation. But this will certainly not have any bearing on how the game is set to be played with both sides aiming to pick up a victory.

Once again Ed Steed's selection has been blighted by injuries, work commitments and unavailability. Paul Amiss, ever present this season, and a real powerhouse in the pack, is missing as is potential replacement Luke Gardiner and that gives the selection team a real headache as to who goes into the second row.

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Michael Humberstone, working in Scotland at present, is available to return but some doubt over James Riley remains as he is currently overseas and relying on a flight back to the UK to be on time to be included in the team. Tom Jackson also returns following his representative duties with Eastern Counties last weekend.

Holt's two other senior teams play their final league games of the season, with the Owls hosting West Norfolk II and the thirds Wymondham II.

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