Hartpury College 54-10 The Blues

Macclesfield travelled south to face fellow newly promoted side, Hartpury College. The college had been in fine form of late, picking up a big win against Richmond.

The Blues got off to a blistering start, leading try scorer Matt King pouncing onto a clever kick that had been put behind the defence by centre Matt O’Regan to put Macc in front with barely two minutes on the clock.

Macclesfield could not however hang onto their lead as the hosts responded immediately from kick off, regaining possession and shipping the ball out wide for winger Reynolds to score.

With the Blues failing to take advantage of the strong winds and keep good territory, they found themselves under pressure as Hartpury dominated possession, and a rising penalty count. On 25 minutes, prop Shane Heffernan was sent to the sin bin and just moments later, scrum half Jordan Brookes followed him.

Hartpury took advantage of two extra men immediately as they had a five metre scrum which soon ended in a well deserved try and take a 14-5 lead into the break.

A very onesided second half was to follow in which Hartpury would run in which Hartpury would run in six tries.

The first of which came within a minute, the college outit collecting the kick off deep in their own half but using pace and creativity were soon underneath The Blues’ sticks to extend their lead.

The next Hartpury try came seven minutes later, again with confidence to run the ball from their own half, the hosts carved up the Macclesfield defence to score and secure their bonus point, 28-5.

With just their third visit to the Macc half of the second period, Hartpury added their third score, keeping the ball alive and exhausting a staggered Macclesfield defence Hartpury made it 35-5.

A moment of individual brilliance from young replacement fly half, Matt Protheroe took the hosts score past 40, what seemingly was a blue wall of defence was no obstacle to the young man who weaved in and out of the on rushing Macclesfield defence to dive in under the posts, 42-5.

On 73 minutes, Hartpury scored another fantastic team try to make it 49-5, running the ball from deep and working it wide to bypass The Blues’ defence.

Hartpury’s final score of a painful afternoon for The Blues came on 77 minutes when the Hartpury skipped charge down a Macc clearance and pounced upon the loose ball.

Billy Robinson grabbed a late consolation for The Blues, charging over from a few metres out to make the final score 54-10 o a tough afternoon for The Blues.

The Blues host the other promoted side this weekend as Darlington Mowden Park travel to Priory Park as Macclesfield continue to search for their first home win of the season. 


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