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Macclesfield Senior Colts 0 – 10 Crewe and Nantwich Senior Colts

Macclesfield Senior Colts were taught a lesson in how to manage a game in in wet conditions by Crewe and Nantwich Senior Colts. Despite being in possession for long periods of the game, and being held up over the line three times, Macc couldn’t break through the opposition’s defence. The set piece functioned well, but decision making in open play along with a high penalty count frustrated the Colts efforts to capitalise on any territory gained. Sam Bancroft had a good game in defence, Ben Hadfield was unlucky with his disallowed try, and George Hodkinson may have converted a chance if the ball had not been like a bar of soap.

Some work for the Colts to do at training during the week, before next Sunday’s fixture.

Team: (1) Ben Hadfield (2) Scott Greenway (3) James Cross (4) Dan Sutton (5) Sam Black (6) Charlie Davies (7) George Hodkinson (8) Tom Leicester (9) Tom Bamberger (10) Harley Aston (11) Sam Bancroft (12) Cameron McKay (13) Ben Foster (14) Lloyd Smith-Coates (15) Ollie Aston (16) Sean Hammond (17) Joe Stubbs (18) Jack Salem (19) Daniel Goltman (20) Harry Grant (21) Will Gregory (22) James Brocklehurst 

First Half

Crewe & Nantwich:

Penalty: (10) – 7m, Try: (8) – 34m, Conversion: (10)

#maccrugby

We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ #HeinekenChampionsCup

test Twitter Media - We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ 

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test Twitter Media - We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ 

#HeinekenChampionsCup https://t.co/cxoVZ464xA
test Twitter Media - We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ 

#HeinekenChampionsCup https://t.co/cxoVZ464xA
test Twitter Media - We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ 

#HeinekenChampionsCup https://t.co/cxoVZ464xA

"You can argue one way or the other of those areas so they are what they are..." @CastresRugby's Defence Coach Joe Worsley is disappointed as a hard earnt win is snatched away in the last seconds. "We're gutted not to be continuing this tournament" 😪 #HeinekenChampionsCup

"The belief when you're in that dressing room with those players is something else, they just don't know when they're beaten!" @Harlequins Defence Coach Jerry Flannery is full of praise for his squad, stepping up against a relentless Castres side 👊 #HeinekenChampionsCup

"When things aren't going our way it's just important that we stay in the fight" 💪 Sage words from @Harlequins eight Alex Dombrandt who put on a true Man of the Match performance, scoring the winning try in a remarkable game 👏 #HeinekenChampionsCup

ALEX DOMBRANDT HAS WON IT RIGHT AT THE END! 😳 With the clock in the red, Castres thought they had won it with a turnover. Instead, Domrandt's quick penalty and try is given! It's the familiar story, @Harlequins win in the dying seconds 😌 #HeinekenChampionsCup

Ben Botica that kick was perfect!! 😍 @CastresRugby break out of the scrum with quick hands and Ben Botica drops a pin-point cross-field kick straight into the hands of Filipo Nakosi for the bonus point try 🙌 What. A. game! 🥵 #HeinekenChampionsCup

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