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Trowbridge II 20 Melksham 1st 50

Melksham were back to winning ways at Doric Park hosted by Trowbridge II.

The game got under way with both teams playing high pace, attacking rugby. Melksham were first to score from an intercepted pass by fly half Simon Foster. Scrumhalf Callum Hurn adding the extras.

The visitors continued the pressure with a breaking run by Luke Cador onto Alex Cox, halted on the line. Trowbridge defended well and fought back, pressurising the visitors who coughed up a penalty to get on the score board. The visitors reacted positively with constant pressure, gaining territory up to the home line, the ball then whipped out wide to Cador on the wing showing his strength and pace to make the score. Hurn adding the conversion.

Melksham maintained the pressure and several phases of sharp handling found Cador again, in fine form, touching down out wide. Trowbridge rallied to show they also could string together good passages of play to score a converted try.  As if scripted, the visiting centre Callum Gillard danced through defenders just stopped short of the line, Trowbridge defending the breakdown until Callum Hurn sold the dummy pass and dove in for the bonus point try. The home team battled on and were rewarded with another well worked try down the wing. The half closing at 15-24.

The pace of the game was renewed straight from the kick off. The reclaimed ball to Melksham’s centre, Kieran Jenkins, who shrugged of all defenders to go in and restart the scoring. Both teams played the game at high tempo and sharp handling providing great entertainment for the supporters.

A break by Hurn and a delayed pass to winger Luke Cador wrong footing the home defence, Cador once again getting around defenders to score. Hurn adding the conversion. Sensing they were in control, Melksham’s next attack went for a push over try, ball in the hands of hooker Brad Wilkins. As the try was scored, the offending defenders caused the referee to award a penalty try.

The Melksham winger, Luke Cador, to demonstrate his great form, collected a loose ball to step his way through traffic to score his fourth of the game. Hurn adding the extra points. Trowbridge still had resolve and good hands down the wing rewarded their effort with the final score of the game, with Melksham the victors 20-50.

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