Melton RFC Seconds up to fourth with Hinckley win

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Another good away win on Saturday moved the Seconds up to fourth.

Melton started the game at real pace with Wood and Woolley running the ball back from deep in defence. Gaining good ground from one of these breaks, the supporting Grindey took the final pass and touched down behind the posts for the try.

Grindey converted his own try for a 7-0 lead.

The visitors pressured Hinckley and following two strong runs, Jeremiah was unlucky not to score from a five-yard scrum.

Melton’s pack was dominant in the scrum where Greaves, Prior and Meakin held the upper hand in the front row with good support from Martorano and Broughton. Losing Woolley to injury took some of the steam out of Melton and Hinckley levelled before half-time with a converted try.

Melton stepped up a gear at the start of the second half and Freeston led the way with some strong runs.

Meakin and Haywood then combined to rob the ball from Hinckley which led to an attacking lineout drive. Moore won the ball on the floor and fed Peters who glided over, Grindey converted.

Melton had their tails up and a good blindside move saw Wood feed Farrish to make it 24-7.

Broughton made two strong runs, taking the ball deep into Hinckley’s 22, and another blind side move saw Forfar step inside the cover to score. Grindey converted.

Further pressure caused Hinckley to spill the ball and Meakin stuck a boot into the ruck, sending the ball bobbling towards the line. Martorano dribbled it over the line and fell on the ball to score.

Prior converted with a drop goal to cap a well deserved victory.

* On Saturday, Melton RFC Vets XV entertain Hinckley Vets in the County Cup semi–final. Kick-off is 2.15pm at Burton Road.