RUGBY: Kesteven score heavily in victory over Mellish

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Midlands League 3

East (North)

Kesteven 84

Mellish 5

KESTEVEN went top of the league after they demolished Mellish in their first home league game of the season.

The early exchanges showed Mellish putting the home scrum under pressure and it was 10 minutes before the first opportunity presented itself. Kesteven were awarded a penalty 30 mertres out in front of the posts. Dan Turner stepped up and confidently steered the ball through the posts for the opening score.

What happened next was quite incredible. The Mellish restart was fielded by Turner who set off on a run which ended with him scoring at the posts without a hand being laid on him. The conversion made it 10-0.

Mellish repeated the act with the next restart. This time Whittaker picked up a loose ball and found Hughes in support. Lines took up a great line on the outside to take the scoring pass. Again Turner added the goal points.

Woolerton won the restart and set off on a charge upfield. Turner was in support to score. Hudson was next to score – his debut try for the club – when he took a pass form Goodrich to go over. Whittaker scored from the restart.

Parker took a quick tap penalty in his own 22. A messy pass to the wing was picked up by Taylor 70 metres out. The youngster showed the defence a clean pair of heels to race in behind the posts. Parker converted.

Taylor got his second when he somehow got himself free on halfway to run clear to the line. Just before the break, Hughes and Whittaker added tries. One was converted to make the half time score 60-0 to thehome side.

The second half kicked off with CameronHudson breaking clear and putting Jordan in for a try with his first touch. Turner converted.

Jake Hughes came through on a fine angle to score his second try, converted by Parker, before Cameron Hudson somehow twisted and turned to finish an unlikely try.

Taylor completed the Kesteven scoring with a classic winger’s try.

Kesteven: Whittaker, Hughes, Hudson, Goodrich, Jordan, Parker, Lines, Odams, A. Brown, Purvis, Pert, Durrance, Flear, Turner, Woolerton. Reps: Cowley, Hanson, Jordan.