Luton dig in to see off Melton Mowbray
Midlands Three East South: Luton 20 Melton Mowbray 15
Luton RFC secured a welcome 20-15 home win over third place Melton Mowbray on Saturday.
Wayne Hemson opened the scoring with a try in the first 10 minutes, the visitors returning the favour shortly afterwards to bring the scores level.
Following a welcome return to Newlands Road, Callum Strachan took the home side back in the lead at 10-5.
Melton kept up with their hosts though, a converted try taking them 12-10 in front, before David Hamm successfully slotted a penalty to put Luton back in front at the break.
In the second period, Hamm was once again on the scoreboard after a converted try.
It was all about defence for Luton who held Melton at bay until the last kick of the match, with a penalty, but they couldn’t add anything else, as the hosts triumphed.
Luton travel to Northampton Mens Own this weekend.
>> Eight of Luton’s U16, Jason, Marcel, Ethan, Luke, Harvey, Keane, Lewis and Farrel, all represented Bedfordshire at the Northampton Saints DPP festival recently.