Date set for Melton RFC’s County Cup final at Welford Road

Melton get ready to scrum down against Oadby in the county senior cup. Photo: Jonathan McGrady/JM News EMN-160903-130740002

Melton get ready to scrum down against Oadby in the county senior cup. Photo: Jonathan McGrady/JM News EMN-160903-130740002

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The date of Melton RFC’s first-ever Leicestershire Senior Cup final has been confirmed for Tuesday, May 3.

Gareth Collins’ side will meet Hinckley in the final which is to staged under floodlights on the hallowed turf of Welford Road (kick-off 7.30pm).

Melton booked the latest landmark in the club’s history when they defeated Oadby Wyggs 29-12 in the semi-final earlier this month, having thrashed Leicester Forest 77-0 in the previous round.

But the First XV face the toughest possible task against a Hinckley side who play two leagues higher and currently sit proudly top of National League Three (Midlands).

The match will take place just over a fortnight after the end of the league season.