Blues 3 – 41 Hartpury College

The Blues played host to Hartpury College this weekend as they continued their search for their first win of the season.

The visitors arrived at Priory Park expecting a tough game, as a defiant Blues were looking to improve on previous performances. Hartpury left with five points as they dominated all aspects of the game and Starved Macclesfield of possession.

The two sides exchanged penalties early on, Eaton and Thompson scoring the points for their sides respectively and after 15 minutes the visitors lead, 3-6.

The first try of the game came after 20 minutes, Thompson showing some great footwork to dance through The Blues’ defence and breeze in under the posts. The Hartpury fly half converted his own score to make it 3-13.

The visitors had Macclesfield camped deep in their own half and on 30 minutes a poor clearance kick from The Blues resulted in Jaike Carter getting himself over the line, Thompson once again adding the extras on what was a faultless afternoon for The Hartpury kicker.

On 37 minutes a dominant Hartpury pack turned over a scrum close to the Macclesfield line, the ball was shipped out and inside centre George Boulton reaped the rewards, Thompson once again adding the extras, on what was a faultless afternoon for the Hartpury fly half, taking the visitors into half time 3-27 up.

After half time The Blues were once again let down by poor discipline as Ryan Jackson was sent to  bin with 55 minutes on the clock.

Hartpury made the extra man count immediately as they scored to extend their lead out to over 30 points, leaving the score at 3-34.

As Ryan Jackson returned to the field for The Blues Hartpury had a man themselves sent to the bin, The Blues had an extra man for ten minutes and enjoyed their only prolonged spell of possession in the game.

Macclesfield then had replacement Greg Newton sent to bin for an incidence of foul play. The game then petered out with no team really creating many try scoring opportunities.

On 78 minutes Craig Jackson intercepted a Macc pass and sprinted clear to make the final score 3-41.

The Blues will feel aggrieved by some of the refereeing decisions that could’ve gone either way, especially at the scrum, however they know they must improve in a number of areas if they are to get closer to their first win. Macclesfield travel to Darlington Mowden Park this weekend, the scene of the title win last year, but a extremely tough place to go and win games. 


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