Sat 19
Colts XV
First league win...

First league win...

By Stuart Beard
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...worth waiting for

Harborough dominated this game to record their first league win, turning the recent improvement into much needed points. The game at Northampton Road was also the first which a full squad of 22 was available and it made a real difference. Right from the off the Blacks of Harborough established a base camp in the opposition half and stayed there for most of the first half. After only 5 minutes pressure told and after moving the ball to the right wing Liam Douglas powered over to score. 5-0. Minutes later even better ball handling released Douglas again to claim a second try 10-0. More success on the right hand side was still to come with Fraser Harrop finding a massive hole in the defence to dot down under the posts which he converted himself 17-0. With the forwards doing great work in retaining ball and making ground, the pack powered flanker Joe Price close to the line, quick ball and a pick and go from 2nd row Fraser Smith to score before half time. HT 22-0
Melton came out with great spirit in the second half and pinned the hosts back in their own 22 and won a number of penalties without being able to put a move together that threatened the line. Gradually Harborough’s dominance returned, Harrop slotting over a penalty 25-0 before good pressure from the forwards on the right allowed the ball to be moved quickly to the other flank and winger Harry Wells to score after a juggling act over the line. Ft 30-0
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Sat 19, Dec 2015