Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Rugby
Yesterday we participated in the Inter-Intermediate Boy Rugby Competition which was held in Bedford Park in Matamata. Melville Intermediate fielded a team in the under 55kg Competition. After opening with a tense 5-5 draw against Tokoroa Intermediate and then despite having plenty of ball and attacking opportunity, in heavy rain against Cambridge Intermediate Melville lost 0-12. The final pool game was against Fairfield Intermediate. In a 25 minute game a draw or a win to Melville would have seen us advance to the semi-finals. It couldn't have been closer with sustained pressure as both sides were desperate to win. Melville crossed the Fairfield try line on two occasions but couldn't ground the ball, on a strong counter attack Fairfield scored before half time and managed to hold that lead until the end of the game. We filmed all games in full and will be posting them online in the next few days! Stay tuned!