Ealing Trailfinders 73-15 Blues

Macclesfield travelled to away to table topping Ealing Trailfinders this weekend and found it tough going as many expected.

The Blues went down early on as the hosts launched a quick-fire counter attack off of debutant Tom Morton’s kick off. Ealing shifted the ball wide quickly and were a try ahead with just moments played.

Just two minutes later, the home side doubled their lead and asserted themselves at the scrum, number 8 and captain Danny Kenny going under the posts seemingly unchallenged.

With ten minutes on the clock, Macclesfield seemed to have settled into the game and were putting some good pressure on the league’s front runners. The Blues were then given a penalty advantage by the referee and used it wisely, Tom Morton, who signed from Sale on a dual registration in the week, put a wonderful grubber kick in behind the defence for Elliot Brierley to pounce on, Morton converted the score, 14-7.

Ealing responded almost immediately as their centre split the Blues defence and went in under the posts, restoring their 14 point lead.  

Although Macclesfield enjoyed large spells of pressure in Ealing territory they failed to come away with many more points, something which the hosts made them pay for with three quick fire tries in the last ten minutes of the half. Tom Morton did pull three points back from a penalty but the Blues went in 38-10 down.

It took ten minutes of the second half for the first score, the home side’s forwards taking charge at the lineout and bulldozing over for another score.

Ten minutes later the Ealing forwards again asserted themselves of the Macc pack by forcing a penalty try from the scrum.

Five minutes later, Macclesfield showed good character to pull a try back for themselves as Elliott Millar-Mills jumped onto a loose ball in the Ealing dead ball area, 52-15.

Trailfinders responded immediately to this Macclesfield score by adding two tries of their own to add another 14 points to their tally for the day.

With almost the last play of the game, Ealing completed their impressive display with a good team try to make it 73-15 at the final whistle. Ealing showed why they top the league and look certain to be heading back to Championship come the end of this National One season.


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