The Blues 26 – 26 Stourbridge

It was honours even at Priory Park in the top of the table clash between Macclesfield and Stourbridge on Saturday.

The visitors took the lead early on when James Hearn knocked over a simple penalty. Macclesfield hit straight back, a driving maul from close range went down and big Dean Williams picked up and powered his way over, carrying a few defenders with him.

The game was being played largely in the Stourbridge half and that pressure told on the half hour mark. Another penalty was kicked to the corner by Blues’ captain Tom Eaton and after another rumbling maul Ryan Parkinson was on hand to score his 25th try of the season.

Two more penalties from Hearn in the final 10 minutes of the first half got the visitors back within touching distance, just three points down at oranges.

Ten minutes into the second half Macclesfield earned themselves a scrum on the Stourbridge 5 metre line. Number 8 Parkinson picked up and offloaded to Jordan Brookes who ducked and weaved his way to the line to extend the hosts’ lead.

Ben Barkley took advantage of some weak Macclesfield defence to go under the sticks, before Brookes was at it again. Just after the hour mark the Macc scrum half crossed for a carbon copy of his first try to extend the hosts’ lead to 10 points with 15 minutes remaining.

The visitors piled on the pressure and were held up over the try line on a few occasions before eventually the Blues defence gave in. Substitute Nile Dacres barged his way over and got the visitors to within three points.

With five minutes to go Stourbridge worked a penalty on the Blues’ 22 and a nerveless Hearns stepped up to knock it over. It was a whirlwind final five minutes that could have gone either way but it ended in a draw.


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