Holt looking for an eighth straight win

High-flying Holt return to league action tomorrow when they entertain South Woodham Ferrers at High Kelling.

The Owls are on the crest of a wave right now, having won all seven of their fixtures so far this season, and will go into this one full of confidence and well rested after a break in the fixtures last weekend.

But the hosts will be taking nothing for granted after a below-par performance in their previous league match at Campion.

'We might be top of the league and we have started fantastically well but things didn't go to plan away at Campion a fortnight ago and I want to remind my players that the away performance there fell along way short of where we need to be,' said coach Ed Steed.

Essex side South Woodham have not faired as well as Holt and have won just two of their opening seven fixtures and currently sit ninth in the table.

'We have to be favourites for this one especially seeing as we are at home,' said coach Penny Chapman.

'I expect a reaction after the Campion game and hopefully this will give us the points on offer.'

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Will Rist, ex-Wymondham College, makes his debut in the centre which means Dan Coltman moves out to the right wing. In the pack Simon Darby moves from number eight into the second row to accommodate the return of Craig Dunbar after injury.

The Micklethwaite brothers make up the rest of the back row with Jon Snowling, Matt Cartwright and Josh Ives forming a talented bench. The Lions are away in a Merit Table game to Watton.

• Following their narrow defeat in the RFU Senior Vase last week, Wymondham return to league action with a home match against Romford-based Campion (2.15pm), who haven't won since the opening day.

Campion have, however, had close matches against both Holt and Norwich in their last two games, losing 10-7 and 17-13 respectively.

The Red and Blacks have a number of players suffering from injuries. Captain Pena Sokia (shoulder) and winger, David Martin (hip) look to be major doubts but Joe Riches (hand) should have recovered in time.

Recent recruit Simo impressed while scoring five tries in the second XV last week but may not yet be ready to make the step up.

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