Loughborough Students 27-29 Blues

Macclesfield tasted victory for the first time today, as they ran out victorious away at Loughborough Students in a hard fought contest.

The first half was certainly one for the neutral as points were being scored at both ends quickly, however, it was Macclesfield that claimed the half time lead.

Joshua Fowles opened the scoring early on for the Blues as the ball was spread along the line to allow him to avoid touch and dive into the corner to give Macc an early lead.
David Marwick then went over again for the Blues. Some clever work from scrum half Jordan Brookes saw him open up the space for Marwick to score.

Then it was the hosts’ turn to get on the score sheet. Almost straight from the restart, Jack Pons broke free to score and the conversion from Thomas James got the score to 12-7.

Samuel James then stretched the lead for the Blues to 17-7 with a score of his own before Eaton again added the conversion.Thomas James scored a penalty from distance to bring the scores to within two points.

After the break a try from Harry Elrington and a Thomas James penalty gave the home side the lead.

Macclesfield, however, fought back and piled on the pressure setting up camp in the opposition 22. A try from Michael Finnermore got the Blues to within 3 points.

In the dying moments, William Edwards was sent to the sin bin. The Blues capitalized and made their pressure count as Dean Williams forced the ball over the line, after some good defence by the hosts on their line.

Macclesfield held out for the remaining minute to secure their first win of this league campaign and will look to build on this when they entertain Old Albanians next weekend.


Lee Sims.


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