Coombe Down v Melksham 19-5

Luke Wilkins awarded man of the match in a bruising contest. Melksham 1st team travelled to league leaders Coombe Down on Saturday to play in heavy greasy conditions. The home team were straight into the attack in the first quarter kicking to the corner from a visitor penalty, then executing a powerful catch and drive to gain the first converted score. Coombe maintained the pressure playing in the Melksham half and were rewarded with another five points after breaking a tackle to score under the posts. The visitors rallied, creating pressure of their own in the Coombe half, Luke Cador finally pouncing on a ball hacked on by Kieran Jenkins. Melksham penalised again at scrum time and Coombe struck quickly with a tap and go to take the score to 19-5 at half time. The game was strewn with injuries physio Paul Cador, a very busy man throughout the game, tending to both teams. The second half was a rolling contest of both teams trying for the next score, pressure going to and fro until the final quarter when a sustained attack from the home team was turned away time and time again with a very solid defensive display from the visitors repelling the determined home team forwards. Prop Alex Cox carrying back three attackers on his own at one point. No points were scored at all in the second half due to the defensive strengths of both teams the half time score standing at full time 19-5. Luke Wilkins awarded man of the match

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