Dudley Kingswinford 3 – 26 The Blues

Macclesfield’s 3 – 26 win over league strugglers Dudley Kingswinford was marred by a disgraceful off the ball tip tackle on Tom Eaton.

The game started well for the Blues, an early try by Ryan Parkinson got them on the scoreboard. As he has been so often this season, the back rower was at the tail of a driving maul that powered it’s way over the line.

Minutes later the Blues had scored again, their scrum was dominant all day and when the DK scrum disintegrated on their own line the referee gave a penalty try.

The breakdown was a source of frustration for Macclesfield all afternoon with the referee very quick on his whistle. That killed any momentum the Blues tried to build and made for a very stop-start affair.

A plucky DK side refused to roll over and got themselves on the scoreboard with a simple penalty, then came an unsavory incident.

With only four minutes left in the half, Blues captain Tom Eaton was tackled very late and was dropped on the back of his neck by Dudley’s Dan Hawkins. Referee Gareth Holsgrove rightly sent off the blindisde flanker.

Ed Stobart ensured that the extra man made the difference. On the stroke of half time, Jordan Brookes and Ryan Parkinson worked an opening around the fringes and it was the number 8’s offload out the back door that gave Stobart a clear run to the line.

Half time score: 3 – 19

The second half was extraordinary, the Blues were camped in their hosts’ 22 but again the breakdown was poorly officiated allowing the DK forwards to make a nuisance of themselves.

10 minutes in it boiled over into a tussle between the players, Matt King and the DK winger introduced themselves to each other and picked up a yellow card each in the process.

With 5 minutes left remaining, Stobart picked up his second try to wrap up the bonus point. The ball was shipped wide and the winger showed his pace and weaved through the defence for a cracking score.

That ended the scoring and the final score was 3 – 26 in favour of the Blues.

Elsewhere in the league, fellow promotion chasers Darlington Mowden Park had their game postponed due to the weather. Stourbridge took advantage of their superior game difference to go top for the first time this season. They inflicted an emphatic performance on Leicester Lions in a game where they ran out 38 – 0 winners.


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