Blues 17-51 Old Albanian

Bottom of the league Macclesfield hosted third from bottom Old Albanians at Priory Park in what was sure to be a real scrap, but Old Albanians made it four wins on the bounce with an impressive 17-51 victory.

A tight first half was started with a third minute try for the visitors. The visitor’s rolling maul is something The Blues failed to handle all afternoon and looked a constant threat, this secured the first try of the game.

The early try from the away side seemed to spark Macc into life, as five minutes later they produced a superb try. Strong set piece provided good ball for the backs, and then a moment of brilliance from Elliot Brierley to burst through the defence meant The Blues drew level.

The Blues made it two tries in fairly quick succession, once again the backs showing good skill to take apart the opposing defence. Quick hands from Tom Eaton and Sam James put leading try scorer Matt King into score in the corner.

Old Albanians then pegged The Blues back before half time, bringing the scores level on 32 minutes with a Cooper-Miller try. A conversion and penalty from Gregg meant it was 10-15 at half time. Gregg slotting the first two kicks of an afternoon to forget for place kickers on both sides.

A game The Blues were very much in at half time was certainly lost in the second half, an impressive second period display was started with a Jordi Pasqualin try.

James Speirs added another, with Albanians looking dominant in all areas of the pitch, they put the Blues to the sword and took advantage of anything Macc gifted them.

Johannes Lombaard scored the third try in 20 minutes for the visitors and meant it was only getting tougher for The Blues.

Josh Fowles scored a consolation for The Blues with another well worked score which put the winger in to slide in the corner, Eaton converted the score.

Three tries in the final six minutes added real gloss to the scoreline, but summed up the second half for The Blues, some strong play from the away team combined with a high Macclesfield error count created the tries from Berry, Watt, and Allan meant the final score was 17-51.

Macclesfield travel to Blaydon this weekend in the North East, a side which lie mid table and hold strong connections with premiership side Newcastle Falcons. 


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