Birmingham Solihull 17 – 22 The Blues

The Blues come from behind to overcome a potential banana skin, beating Birmingham Solihull 17 – 22 at Portway on Saturday.

With a strong tailwind the hosts enjoyed the majority of the territory in the first half. They made that count with three penalties from fly half Adam Canning inside the first 30 minutes.

The Blues had their chances in that period but mistakes coupled with some committed Bees defence stunted any momentum. Macclesfield eventually got on the scoreboard thanks to a simple penalty from skipper Tom Eaton.

Canning extended his side’s lead back to 9 with a drop goal five minutes before half time and the scores at half time favoured the hosts 12 – 3.

Ten minutes into the second half it was all Blues and they used the now favourable wind to get field position. Tom Eaton made a fantastic break to get it to the Bees 5 metre line and it was big Dean Williams who crashed over.

The hosts hit back straight away with a powerful driving maul that had been a weapon of theirs all day. This time the Blues had no answer and Chris Goddard picked up the try.

Tom Mantell was rewarded for his once again tireless display with a five-pointer after some immense pressure from the Blues and it was 17 – 17 heading into the final quarter.

The crucial score came with 10 minutes to go when replacement flanker Chris Jones powered his was over from close range and the hosts looked beaten.

However they refused to lie down and the final ten minutes were nervy for the visitors but they held on to run out victors and stay top of the league.


Post navigation

Find your perfect car lease deal

I am looking for a
lease on a

#maccrugby

A @wallabies great, and one of the finest players of his generation 🇦🇺 Happy Birthday @pocockdavid, have a great day! 🥳

⚡️ Lighting it up in the 𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟎𝐬

From signing your first autograph to playing international rugby against your sister ✍️👪 Watch this week's pod as @elliekildunne and @millarmills discuss their Red Roses journeys with @DylanHartley on YouTube now 👇 #WearTheRose

Why props are funny 😂 The joy of 'ball in hand' 🔥 Moving into coaching... Nearly every pro at the top-level loves rugby, but @BristolBears' John Afoa truly LOVES this game ❤️ #GallagherPrem

Happy 50th birthday Jannie de Beer! 🥳 On his big 5️⃣-0️⃣, enjoy his five drop goals against England at RWC 1999

If you watch one thing today make it this @Hanbotts solo 😂 #WearTheRose @o2sports

0