L 27 - 22 Report attached
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Once again the Trojan forwards proved a match for their opponents but a fast, clinical opposition back line won the day.
This was the first meeting of these two teams this season so both was uncertain of what they faced. Trojans worryingly made their usual slow start allowing the fast Holt backs to get early passing practice and score twice in the first 5 minutes. The first coming from a quickly taken penalty passing through quick hands to the winger who ran round the outside of the defence for an easy try. The second came with a break through weak Trojan tackling in mid field resulting in a try under the posts and a simple conversion.
12 points down and Trojans finally woke up and their stronger/heavier pack slowly worked the ball towards the Holt line but a knock-on turnover gifted the ball to Holts backs who ran the length of the field for the third try.
Trojan forward power now began to dominate the scrums and rucks/mauls but Holts well drilled defence held them out. Twice diving Trojan forwards crossed the line but the scores being denied by the refs whistle. The hard work was finally rewarded with a short low drive forcing the try.
From the restart Trojans won a penalty in their own 22. With just second left in the first half they decided to run the ball but poor passing delivered the ball into the hands of a Holt player who had the simplest of tasks to score their 4th try. HT 22 – 5.
The effort needed by the Holt defence to hold back the Trojans forwards began to have an effect. A previously solid defensive line began to crack and Wymondam forced a second try and conversion. Holt countered by putting more players into the breakdown which open the play up and Trojans first real backs moves resulted in several scoring attempts coming up short before they were finally able to get round the outside of the defence for a wingers try in the corner and setting up a tense last few minutes with Trojans just one score behind at 22 – 17.
A determined effort from the home side forced a mistake in the next Trojan attack and despite desperate attempts to catch the Holt winger he crossed the line to extend the lead back to 10points and ease the tension. But within seconds Trojans regained the offensive and scored their 4th try. But all too late with the last minutes of the game played out on equal terms.
Final score 27 - 22
Trojan try scorers – Monk, Miners, M White, Rowe
MVP – Lee Monk
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