Melton RFC Seconds crush Coalville

Australia narrowly beat Scotland in the Rugby World Cup
Australia narrowly beat Scotland in the Rugby World Cup

Melton RFC maintained their challenge at the top of the table with a crushing 63-7 win over Coalville on Saturday.

Both teams exerted pressure during the first 10 minutes and Coalville were well in the game up to half-time when the score was 15-0.

But Melton could have had more when Williams made a super break and ran 80 metres only to drop the ball in the act of scoring.

The home scrum was on top and created all three first half tries. Greaves got a pushover try before good alertness from a scrum penalty allowed Jeremiah to scuttle over from a quickly taken tap penalty.

Greaves then broke from a five-metre scrum and fed Harper to run into space and score.

Playing uphill, but with the breeze, in the second half, Webster was first on the scoresheet after a strong run by Forfar.

Melton had their tails up and more pressure by Meakin saw Farrish go over wide out and Harper’s conversion made it 27-0.

Another quick tap penalty saw Freeston batter his way over for another converted score. Richard Meakin was in his element taking kick-offs and returning them with interest and Williams made a searing break for Woolley to get his first of a quick hat-trick.

Good support and good hands gave Woolley a small opening on the wing which he snook through for a good team try before adding his third.

Meakin was rewarded for a great game with a try under the posts, converted by Harper, before Coalville worked their way down the pitch to score a consolation try.

But Melton had the last word when Brooks broke clear and unselfishly fed Clark to add the final try, converted by Harper.

Melton: Stewart, Webster, Jeremiah, D. Meakin, P. Broughton, Brooks, R. Meakin, Kaczmarczyk, Greaves, Evans, Harper, Farrish, Clark, Freeston, Woolley, A. Broughton, Forfar, Williams.