Melton Mowbray bounce back with Kirby Muxloe victory

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Melton put the Rothley defeat well and truly behind them on Saturday as they dismantled Kirby Muxloe Reserves.

Debutant Liam Ambrose made an explosive start to the game, and with the visitors’ first attack he took on the full-back on the left wing.

Ambrose used his quick feet to beat his man, but the defender pulled him down and the referee awarded a penalty. Aidan Black stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way.

Ambrose then created the second goal after only 10 minutes when he sent Ash Palfreyman clean through to coolly chip the keeper.

Palfreyman then added the third on 20 minutes when he collected the ball in the area and glided past two defenders before firing past the keeper.

Kirby hit back on the stroke of half-time when Culverhouse smashed home from 35 yards with an unstoppable volley.

But Melton again started the second half positively and if it hadn’t been for the keeper with several good saves, Melton would have comfortably extended their lead.

Palfreyman and Lee Mann both had decent efforts, but Aidan Black wrapped up all the points when he struck from 20 yards in the 65th minute to score his second of the game.

Melton also handed a debut to Shannon Myring who had a very good game in central midfield along with James Hollis in the centre of defence.

The Shane Mousley Funeral Service man-of-the-match was Adam Bishop.

Melton: Cragg, Hazeldine, Mann (c), Cooper, Hollis, Myring, Bishop (Lapworth), Aaron Black, Ambrose (Baker), Aidan Black, Palfreyman.