A much-improved second half saw Melton to a comfortable win on Saturday.
Melton had only a slender 7-0 lead at half-time after Haywood’s try and Clemmons’ conversion. But once skipper Greaves had pointed out the error of their ways in his team talk, the hosts played with more discipline, providing good ball for the backs to run at the visitors.
Cosby had no answer to the pace of Freeston, Woolley and Underwood as Clemmons led the back line and the visitors ran out of steam.
Melton’s scrum was again solid as Wade pinched a couple, supported by Spence and Meakin, and they took control of the lineout through Peters and Moore after early stutters.
Jeremiah built on his debut performance and made two great breaks before he was replaced by fellow colt Tuckwood who showed great promise. Peters had a good game back in his normal position and was tireless in support and carries.
Second half tries came from Underwood, Woolley (2) and Clemmons who converted them all. Forfar had a quiet game but helped make Woolley’s second try when he ran a dummy-switch, fixing the defence to let his team-mate stroll over untouched.
Replacements Prior, Johnson, Kacmarczyk, Tuckwood and Greaves kept the pressure on.
One of the best moves of the day saw Farrish break through the defensive line at full tilt and race clear before a last-ditch cover tackle put him down just a few yards short of the line.
Marorano and Broughton kept driving the pack forwards and found time to contribute with some strong runs in the loose to cap a good afternoon as all three Melton teams won.
Melton: Meakin, Wade, Spence, Marorano, Broughton, Moore, Jeremiah, Peters, Haywood, Clemmons, Underwood, Freeston, Wolley, Forfar, Farrish, Tuckwood, Prior, Kacmarczyk, Johnson, Greaves.