Holt’s sights on seventh straight win

Top of the table Holt will be aiming to maintain their record-breaking start to the season in London 3NE tomorrow when they travel to Romford to take on Campion.

The Owls go into the fixture on the back of six straight wins which have taken them five points clear at the top of the table.

'I can't ask for more at the minute,' said coach Ed Steed. 'Last Saturday versus Harlow yet again the performance levels and maturity shown by the players to stick to the game plan was, dare I say it very, professional.'

Openside Ash Woods had a good day at the lineout and his fellow back rower Sammy Wright proved his versatility with an assured performance, jumping two in the lineout for the first time.

Holt physio Andy Siddall has been busy this week but everyone should be fit to travel, including captain Karl Rumsby who sat out last week with a toe injury.

'Campion ran Norwich close last week so they must be a good side. But our house is in order and I expect to have good performance levels from the boys which will hopefully bring us the points on offer,' said coach Penny Chapman.

• Property firm Arnolds is the new sponsor of youth rugby in the county. The deal includes backing for the Norfolk Youth Cup, which will now be known as the Arnolds Norfolk Youth Cup.

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As well as providing financial support, Arnolds will also help Norfolk RFU raise the profile of the game across the county, with the aim of encouraging more young people to get involved at every level.

Craig Knights, associate at Arnolds, and himself a youth rugby coach, said: 'Norfolk RFU happens because a lot of volunteers give up their own time to enable young people to play the game.

'But there will always be costs to be met, and we are very pleased to be supporting some of those costs.'

• In London 2NE Lowestoft and Yarmouth will be aiming to build on last week's impressive victory over Canvey Island when they visit Ipswich, the side immediately below them. Beccles, who showed signs of a return to form last Saturday despite losing to 37-22 to leaders Romford and Gidea Park, travel to Saffron Walden looking to end a sequence of six straight defeats which has left them at the foot of the table.