1st XV - Match centre

Melksham
Minety
C Hurn, B Brown, C Bull, J Mills
Full time
C Hurn (3)
Sat 18 Mar 15:00 - South West Division - Dorset & Wilts 1 North

Melksham up to third after defeat of Minety.

MELKSHAM went third in Dorset & Wilts One North as they posted a 26-7 triumph against Minety at Oakfields on Saturday.

Minety enjoyed most of the early play, fly-half Tom McAllister using the blustery cross wind to good effect as their forwards controlled proceedings.

But Melksham took the lead following a superb six-an move along the line that took play from their own 22 right up to the Minety line, Ben Brown receiving the ball at pace and bumped off the defenders to score out wide and fly-half Callum Hurn adding the conversion.

Melksham’s second try, in the 15th minute, came when McAllister was forced into a hasty clearance.

The Melksham backs ran the ball back and Hurn cut through Minety’s defences to score under the posts and convert himself.

Minety’s best chance of the half came from a break by skipper Andrew Hibbard but despite spending five minutes camped on the Melksham line, the villagers were unable to score.

Del Murray replaced the injured David O’Took for Minety after 30 minutes but as yellow carded for a high tackle in first-half stoppage time and Melksham dominated the opening plays of the second half.

Visiting flanker Josh Bull was held up over the line in the 60th minute but Melksham’s third try came as Jonnie Mills' jinking run took him to the line and Hurn added the extras.

Two minutes later the bonus point was secured as full-back Cameron Bull stepped defenders to go over from 40 metres.

Minety’s try in the final move of the game saw Hibbard break through on the left and a short pass to prop Will North saw the latter score close to the posts, McAllister converting.

Key moments

1:00
Try Callum Hurn scores for Melksham
2:00
Try Ben Brown scores for Melksham
3:00
Try Cameron Bull scores for Melksham
4:00
Try Jon Mills scores for Melksham
5:00
Conversion Callum Hurn kicks a conversion for Melksham
6:00
Conversion Callum Hurn kicks a conversion for Melksham
7:00
Conversion Callum Hurn kicks a conversion for Melksham

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Kieran Jenkins is awarded player of the match for Melksham
End of period 1
7:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Callum Hurn kicks a conversion for Melksham
6:00 Conversion 24 - 0
Callum Hurn kicks a conversion for Melksham
5:00 Conversion 22 - 0
Callum Hurn kicks a conversion for Melksham
4:00 Try 20 - 0
Jon Mills scores for Melksham
3:00 Try 15 - 0
Cameron Bull scores for Melksham
2:00 Try 10 - 0
Ben Brown scores for Melksham
1:00 Try 5 - 0
Callum Hurn scores for Melksham
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As it happened

  • Melksham
  • Minety
  • 0
  • Callum Hurn Try 1:00'
  • Ben Brown Try 2:00'
  • Cameron Bull Try 3:00'
  • Jon Mills Try 4:00'
  • Callum Hurn Conversion 5:00'
  • Callum Hurn Conversion 6:00'
  • Callum Hurn Conversion 7:00'
  • Kieran Jenkins Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Bull, Cameron Bull, Cameron
Gillard, Callum Gillard, Callum
Brown, Ben Brown, Ben
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
Plumb, Mathew Plumb, Mathew
Garner, Sam Garner, Sam
hayden, paul hayden, paul
Davis, Scott Davis, Scott
Escott, Rob Escott, Rob

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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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