The Blues 30 – 6 Chester

Matt King plays both hero and villain as the Blues run out 30 – 6 winners against Chester at a blustery Priory Park.

U6s Theo Collins on the Mascots - U7s Eddie Lee and Theo Collins from the U6s
U6s Theo Collins on the Mascots – U7s Eddie Lee and Theo Collins from the U6s

Playing with the wind in the first half, Chester opened the scoring with an early penalty from fly half William Nelson. That was soon cancelled out when prop Billy Robinson barged his way over from close range to give Macclesfield the lead.

Another successful penalty regained the lead for the visitors and with minutes left in the first half King picked up a yellow card for entering a ruck illegally, leaving the Blues a man down.

The scores at half time were 5 – 6 in favour of the visitors, but when King returned to the field that all changed. Within minutes he went off his wing looking for the ball and took a pass off fly half Tom Eaton, he then outsprinted the defence to cross for his first.

Midway through the second 40 The Blues kicked a penalty deep into Chester’s 22. The catch and drive was set up and the Macclesfield pack heaved over and Tom Mantell was at the bottom of the pile to score the third try.

In the 67th minute King wrapped up the bonus point with a fantastic try. He hacked the ball through and dropped on it over the line. A late Tom Eaton penalty sealed the victory and the five league points.

Dean Williams was awarded Man of the Match
Dean Williams was awarded Man of the Match

7ft Second row Dean Williams was awarded man of the match after the game, he brought physicality to his performance and was often used to make the hard yards, defensively he worked as an enforcer and thoroughly deserved the award.

The big news elsewhere in the league is that leaders Darlington Mowden Park won, but failed to pick up a bonus point when they were victorious against Birmingham Solihull, 13 – 15 the score. That means that the Blues are second by just one point, the season looks destined to come down to a decider when the two sides meet on the final day.

Stourbridge remain hot on the heels of Macclesfield in third after they beat Sheffield Tigers 31 – 7, picking up the bonus point in the process.

Macclesfield Rugby Club is launching an ambitious plan to deliver the first club tour to the wonderful city of Cape Town and the Western Cape in May 2016.  They invite players of all levels and loyal supporters to join them on this exciting adventure. For more information visit www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk.


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