Melton RFC Seconds show progress in Syston defeat

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Melton lost to their close rivals Syston once more, but this match showed much progress from their previous heavy defeat.

This time Melton made Syston work hard for their victory as their tackling and defence cut down their opponents, and by full-time, the hosts were glad to get the ball off the pitch to confirm victory.

Melton took an early lead through a Greaves penalty before Syston replied with a converted try.

Moore then stole a Syston lineout and fed McGee who stormed over from 20 metres.

The visitors’ scrum was under pressure which allowed Syston to play on the front foot. But Melton’s backs and back row covered and tackled so well Syston could not break clear as they had done earlier in the season.

The front five did their job well, carrying the ball up around the fringes and working hard in the loose.

Towle made his Second XV debut and acquitted himself well as did man-of-the-match Haywood at nine.

But this game was not about individuals it was a massive team effort from one through to 18, and skipper Greaves was justly proud of the performance.

Melton: Kerr, Towle, Stewart, Martorano, Minear, Moore, McGee, Kacmarczyk, Haywood, Greaves, Blagburn, Wolley, Freestone, Evans, Broughton, O’Reilly, P. Broughton.