Melbourn beat top of the table rivals

PUBLISHED: 13:32 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:18 11 May 2010

MELBOURN took a giant leap towards winning the league title with a convincing win over second-placed rivals Cambridge University Press Reserves. It was a fantastic performance by Melbourn in a game that was marred by two serious injuries to players from b

MELBOURN took a giant leap towards winning the league title with a convincing win over second-placed rivals Cambridge University Press Reserves.

It was a fantastic performance by Melbourn in a game that was marred by two serious injuries to players from both sides.

Melbourn started with a bang and found themselves in front after only 10 minutes when captain Jason Gray headed home after a mistake by the defender.

The first of the injuries happened midway through the half, with a CUP Res player dislocating his shoulder after falling awkwardly. The second injury, on the stroke of half-time, saw a clash of heads between Andrew Gray and Ben Fox with the latter needing to be taken to hospital with concussion.

As Cambridge tired, Melbourn's attacking pace and width came to the fore with both Chaz Hassen and Carl Chadwick becoming more and more of a threat.

The performance of the half went to Andrew Morris - who beautifully set up Ben Wright after excellent work outside the area to score the second goal.

Melbourn's third saw Morris chase down a long ball and, as the defenders failed to deal with the bounce, Morris took on two defenders before scoring to the keepers right.

It was an excellent display from Melbourn who will hope to have a clean bill of health when they face second placed Fulbourn on Easter weekend.

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