Holt run out of steam as visitors hit back late on

Action from Holt (black) losing 33-22 to Saffron Walden at High Kelling - Matt Jary-Ryan. Picture: S

Action from Holt (black) losing 33-22 to Saffron Walden at High Kelling - Matt Jary-Ryan. Picture: Stuart Young - Credit: Stuart Young

For the second time this season Holt let a very winnable game slip from their grasp in the final 15 minutes.

The visitors were the livelier side from the kick-off and scored two tries, one of which was converted, and kicked a penalty to lead 15-0.

As half-time drew near Holt raised their game and a driving maul produced a touch-down by wing forward, Sutch making the score 15-5 to Walden at the break.

After the turnaround Holt fly-half Simmons side-stepped his way through the visitors defence and put away right winger Jary-Ryan for a try converted by full-back Jackson to take the score 15-12. Holt drew level from a penalty by Jackson and took the lead when left winger, Riley, showed his pace for a try converted by Jackson, for 22-15.

Holt then ran out of steam and were pinned in their own half, conceding several penalties, two of which were converted.


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The visitors showed their superior fitness to score a further two tries, both of which were converted to seal a 33-22 win.

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