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1st XV - Match centre

C Radcliffe
C Hurn
Sat 25 Mar 15:00 - South West Division - Dorset & Wilts 1 North Full time

Defeat to Corsham hands them the title.

in a hard fought game of 2 halves Melksham went into half time in the lead but Corsham showed why they are division champions with their second half performance.

CORSHAM can clinch the Dorset & Wilts One North title this weekend after overturning a half-time deficit to defeat Melksham 24-10 at Oakfields on Saturday.

The champions-elect stretched their flawless winning record to 19 games this season as Ben Russell crossed for a brace of tries and Lewis Jones and Jack Beazer also touched down, Kalif Barnes adding two conversions.

Melksham led 10-5 at half-time but Corsham dominated the second half to score three tries and take the bonus-point success.

The home side were first on the board with Charlie Radcliffe carrying over from a quick tap and go, fly-half Callum Hurn adding the extras and later adding a penalty before the break.

Corsham head coach Tim Draper, whose side host nearest challengers Warminster this weekend, said: "Playing into a very strong wind in the first half we were too loose and made a lot of errors which Melksham took advantage of.

"We tightened up our attacking play in the second half, used the conditions well, created and finished some good scoring opportunities.''

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Kieran Jenkins

Player of the Match

Kieran Jenkins

Key moments

Try Charlie Radcliffe scores for Melksham
Penalty Callum Hurn kicks a penalty for Melksham


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80:00 Player of the Match
Kieran Jenkins is awarded player of the match for Melksham
End of period 1
3:00 Yellow Card
Josh Partridge is yellow carded for Melksham
3:00 Yellow Card
Josh Partridge is yellow carded for Melksham
2:00 Penalty 8 - 0
Callum Hurn kicks a penalty for Melksham
1:00 Try 5 - 0
Charlie Radcliffe scores for Melksham
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Melksham
  • Corsham
  • 0
  • Charlie Radcliffe Try 1:00'
  • Callum Hurn Penalty 2:00'
  • Josh Partridge Yellow Card 3:00'
  • Josh Partridge Yellow Card 3:00'

Team selection

Bull, Cameron Bull, Cameron
Brown, Ben Brown, Ben
Stone, phil Stone, phil
Jenkins, Kieran Jenkins, Kieran
Mills, Jon Mills, Jon
Hurn, Callum Hurn, Callum
Dyke, David Dyke, David
Radcliffe, Charlie Radcliffe, Charlie
Smith, Ben Smith, Ben
Randall, connor Randall, connor
Suter, Nick Suter, Nick
Garner, Sam Garner, Sam
hayden, paul hayden, paul
Davis, Scott Davis, Scott
Escott, Rob Escott, Rob

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Corsham 22 103
2. Bradford-on-Avon 22 76
3. Melksham 22 75
4. Pewsey Vale 22 72
5. Warminster 22 64
6. Minety 22 57
7. Royal Wootton Bassett II 22 53

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