Melton RFC bid to halt title challengers

Melton RFC won every home league game in their last two seasons and have a 100 per cent record in the first half of this campaign EMN-170301-170030002
Melton RFC won every home league game in their last two seasons and have a 100 per cent record in the first half of this campaign EMN-170301-170030002

Melton RFC First XV return to the main business of the Midlands One East league on Saturday as they entertain promotion-chasing Old Northamptonians.

It’s the latest in a cluster of tough fixtures for Gareth Collins’ side against the league’s top teams.

Melton edged to a 15-12 win last time out at Northampton Old Scouts, but they will be hoping to improve on the last home game when leaders Newbold swept them away in the second half in a 34-14 defeat.

Old Northamptonians sit second in the table, four points adrift of the leaders, and won the reverse fixture 25-5 back in October.

The visitors have lost just three times this season, but came unstuck at third-placed Kettering last month.

They will arrive at Burton Road, however, on the back of a three-game winning streak. Kick-off is 2.15pm and all support is welcome.