West Norfolk Colts 14
It was clear from the kick-off it was going to be a forward’s game, with a slippery surface and driving rain, and West had a bigger set of forwards.
The game was pretty even with a majority of the action taking place in the middle of the pitch.
After a series of strong forward runs West shifted the ball out wide for Freddie Playford to show his pace and strength to register the first points of the half, well converted by Jordan Thorburn. Holt got a well-deserved try. Half-time finished 7-5 in West’s favour.
In the second half Holt were first on the scoresheet to take the lead 10-7. Alfie Burton took advantage of a small gap in Holt’s wall for a classic scrum-half try, again well converted by Thorburn.
West held out for a hard-earned win.
Man of the match: the West forwards.
West Norfolk 22 Holt 5
In a clinical display West ran in four tries in their first home game of the season on Sunday.
The match was played in heavy rain with the team adjusting to the conditions well.
The pack started where they left off last week, but were rocked by early injuries to Dawson Hunter and Morgan Smith, Will Lankfer and Jack Price Warring coming in to the fray with powerful performances.
Jack Trundley scored two tries, assisted twice by George Lemon. Tom Collie, having another impressive display at fullback, added a try of his own and one conversion by Trundley.
The team were causing mayhem in all areas and spearheaded a 17–0 half-time lead.
With conditions worsening and after a period of sustained pressure, West crossed the try line a further three times without grounding the ball.
The visitors recorded a try from a penalty. Connor Clarke sprinted clear to touch down for the final score of the match.
The rugby played by all members of the squad and the way they went about their business cannot be faulted.