Melton RFC and Oadby Wyggs set for county cup semi-final repeat

Jubilant scenes as Melton RFC lift their first-ever County Cup at the home of the Leicester Tigers EMN-170117-121240002
Jubilant scenes as Melton RFC lift their first-ever County Cup at the home of the Leicester Tigers EMN-170117-121240002
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Oadby Wyggs stand in Melton RFC’s way of a return to Welford Road and a second consecutive County Cup final appearance.

They were pitted together at the Senior County Cup semi-finals draw which took place on Monday.

The tie will be held at Oadby’s Oval Park ground with a date to be confirmed.

The pair met at the same stage last year when Melton edged a tight match 29-12 on their way to lifting the cup for the first time, and they also did the league double over the same opponents last season.

Six straight wins have lifted in-form Wyggs up to third in Midlands Two East (South) and their confidence will be high, while Melton are sixth in the league above.

National Three League side Syston, the highest-ranked team left in the competition, will meet Midlands One East rivals Lutterworth in the other semi-final on the same date.

In the meantime, Melton’s First XV return to league action on Saturday following a break in the league schedules.

Gareth Collins’ side entertain eighth-placed Bugbrooke at Burton Road with a 3pm kick-off.

It has been a new year of ups and downs in the league for Melton, with three wins and three losses in 2017, but they hold a daunting home record with just one defeat in three seasons.

Bugbrooke, meanwhile, will arrive on a run of four consecutive league defeats, but won the reverse fixture, 22-7, back in November.