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Review Week 9 M2EN

By Peter Ilott

Matt grabs one back to leave Pete 3 ahead

Week 9 saw Melbourne travel to Newark and come away with a bonus point 22-3 win with the 4th Try coming in the last minute. Newark provided a firm test for Melbourne in front of a large partisan crowd but Melbourne's defensive line held firm throughout.

Onto the other fixtures.

With the wet morning weather, most games were pretty tight affairs

We both got the Ashby game wrong and Ashby will be buoyed with the win over 2nd placed Market Rasen. Sources close to Ashby reported that Ashby were overjoyed with the win, punishing a slightly understrength Market Rasen side. Ashby did miss out in the try bonus point

We agreed on Lincoln wins and Dronfield wins. Both games were tight with both Southwell (7-13) and Loughborough (16-23) picking up bonus points. Lincoln will be glad to finally win away from home. No try bonus point for Dronfield though.

The games we differed on saw Matt gain a point back. Ashbourne prevailed at home over Matlock 25-19. A Try bonus point for Ashbourne and a losing bonus point for Matlock.

The final game saw neither of us gain. Ilkeston and Long Eaton resumed battle and the game ending in an 18-18 draw. Ilkeston's second draw this season and 2 points for each side.

So the table sees Melbourne stretch their lead to 10 points and still unbeaten. 2 local Derbys in the next 2 weeks before the Christmas break. Market Rasen remain second and Ashbourne have moved up to 3rd. 7 points seperate 3rd-10th . Southwell are still rock bottom looking for their first win.

Week 10 preview on Friday.

Melbourne host Ashbourne KO 2.15

Updated 13:26 - 7 Dec 2018 by Peter Ilott

Where next?

Preview week 10 M2EN With Matt grabbing the victory last week and claiming one point back, there is blood in the air and he wants a second winning week.
Preview Week 9 M2EN Pete 4 up. Matt was given the option of 1st or 2nd choice this week and was not fussed so Pete attempting to steal the high ground this week.

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Sat 30 Mar
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Festival 14:30
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1st Team Ashbourne
League 15:00
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League 15:00
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U12s Derby
Tour 09:30
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U11s Derby
Friendly 09:30
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U10s Derby
Friendly 09:30
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U9s Derby
Friendly 09:30
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U8s Derby
Friendly 09:30
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U7s Derby
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U14s Rugeley
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Friendly 10:00
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Training 10:00
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Training 11:00
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U11s Minxes Mansfield
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1st Team Ashby
League 15:00
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2nd XV Notts Medics
League 15:00
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League 15:00
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The Academy Derby
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