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Training this week is Wednesday, 30th Sept 6pm start
Sunday is at Wirral Rugby Club. Start 10am(ish) and finish approx 3pm(ish).
Please email Rob by Wednesday to confirm availability.
Macclesfield XV 35pts v Winington Park 19pts
Macclesfield entertained a strong WP side on Sunday in the glorious autumnal weather, a real recipe for good open rugby. Macclesfield had made 13 changes to the side that had played Birkenhead Park the previous week due to injury, unavailability and illness (oh and a party the night before !!)
Nevertheless Macclesfield had 18 lads ready to take to the park.
WP started the stronger of the 2 sides and after some very good rucking by them they scored under the Macc posts, this try was unconverted but was a wake up call for the Macc team.
This lead Macc to start to press their dominance in open play, Harry king was passing well, strong runners from 2nd phase and some great rucking allowed the ball to moved quickly to strike runners, a strong move that involved several phases of play saw WP clearly offside at the breakdown, from the quickly taken penalty Sam Leonard scored in the corner, Harry Oliver converting.
Macc then lost James Oliver with a broker thumb and this disrupted the back line. The forwards decided that they play the game tight and newly appointed captain Harry Harding scored the 2nd try from close range after some great rucking, again converted by Harry Oliver. This forward domination continued with Lewis Halliday scoring Mac’s 3rd try after a typical bulldozing run, converted by Harry Oliver
Half time 21-5 to Macc
Macc then made additional changes bringing on Jack Faiers and Ethan for his debut at hooker!!
These changes didn’t disrupt the pack with Jack playing very well, Macc then scored again with Callum P diving over the line in the corner, again Harry Oliver converted. The game was then halted for further injuries to Macc players, Conor with is neck and Joe Povey with concussion.
The Macc players kept pushing for more scores and their technical quality at the line out and breakdown coupled with their ability to recycle ball and pass down their line whilst running straight allowed Lewis to score his 2nd try, Harry Oliver converted.
In the last 10 mins WP made additional subs from their squad of 23 players and fresh legs enabled them to score 2 quick deserved tries.
The forwards never gave up, Tom Hurst srummaged for his life, James Meredith tackled very hard, Harry H carried well, Sean C was everywhere tackling everything that moved, Josh played his part with his runs, Harry King played a great game at scrum half and Harry Oliver controlled the game from fly half. Ethan played very well in his first game. The backs ran straight with Sam Leonard and Sam Pantone running straight and tackled hard but MOM performance was Joe Pavey at fullback, he caught everything tackled hard and ran everything back with pace and power.
WP were a great bunch of players and coaches who played a very good style of game, they are big tough and tackle hard and I am sure that the will have a successful season.
A good team performance by all, shame about the injuries and lets hope the 15 unavailable players can return ASAP !!
To help further boost funds towards our 2016 tour to France we are hosting another quiz night!
See flyer below.
If anyone can donate any prizes please let Rob know.