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Fourth win in a row for dominant Newark Rugby Club against Melbourne as they get a 62-9 victory in the Regional Two North Midlands competition





A dominating performance by Newark Rugby Club captured a 62-9 victory over Melbourne in the Regional Two North Midlands competition.

Newark’s first-team squad were given a resounding round of applause by Kelham Road supporters following another emphatic victory.

The side has been playing impeccable rugby and capped off their fourth win in succession as they took their points tally to 232.

Newark were too strong for their Melbourne opposition. Image: Jackie Britten (62580288)
Newark were too strong for their Melbourne opposition. Image: Jackie Britten (62580288)

The latest in a series of wins sees Melbourne join Long Eaton, Oadby Wyggs, and Sutton Coldfield as teams that have been bested by the Newarkers.

Home fans were delighted by a marvellous spell led by full-back Alex Scott who unlocked the Melbourne defence effectively.

Newark were quickly ahead at the start of the first half when Scott crossed over in the left corner.

Melbourne enjoyed most of the territory for good periods of the half and led for a period through two penalty goals.

A try by No 8 James Brogden restored the lead for the home team who were hit by the yellow carding of prop Will Murray.

It was the fourth win in a row for the Kelham Road club. Image: Jackie Britten.
It was the fourth win in a row for the Kelham Road club. Image: Jackie Britten.

A third penalty by Melbourne cut the gap and the visitors missed a fourth attempt before the match turned towards Newark just before half-time.

It was the start of some excellent rugby which featured scrum-half James Tarbatt breaking the defence before offloading to captain Will Britten who managed to finish off despite several attempts by visiting defenders.

That left Newark 15-9 up at half-time and they quickly pulled further clear after the interval through some more attacking rugby.

Melbourne would fail to post any more points in the second-half while Newark scored at will.

Scott led the first attack immediately from the re-start to collect his second try to be followed by further tries from scrum-half Tarbatt and two from wing Scott Edmed.

After a brief lull, Newark stretched their advantage in the final quarter through tries for centre Matt Walton, following a terrific break by back-rower Sam Dobson, and a second score for Britten.

To finish, Walton stretched clear to score the team’s tenth.

Junior Rolls-Paewai, a controlling fly half, kicked six conversions.



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