Melville 37 Te Awamutu 13

Well reading the final result a 37-13 win over Te Awamutu one would think a nice simple win. That does not tell the story of the first half where a string of penelties and some aimless kicking giving TA possession, could have seen us further behind than 11-13 at halftime. The TA goalkicker had a nightmare time missing several easy goal attempts. A change of tactics along with some team changes midway through the second half was like flicking the switch. Four tries, no silly penelties, retaining possession and suddenly we were the lethal team that supporters were hoping to see in action. Perhaps the team might have to arrange some tougher pre season games next year to help get them match ready. The Development team looked to be a big powerful outfit and gave Te Awamutu a good spanking, rolling home by 55-19.
ta6    ta4    ta3    ta2

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