Macclesfield Colts 8 – 22 Newcastle

Macclesfield Colts finished their league campaign with a battling performance against high flying Newcastle. The Blues ran their opponents close, taking the lead with the only score of the first half, then regained it again ten minutes into the second when a Tom Leicester cross kick met Ollie’s run down the right wing. Aled latched onto Ollie’s kick ahead to touch down. The Blues chipped away at the Newcastle line, but committed defence, then a break away try sealed the victory for the hosts.

The first half remained scoreless until Ollie’s last minute penalty conversion. The half had opened with the Blues taking the attack to their hosts. George made a break from the back of a lineout after Matt had nicked possession at the front. George’s mazy run took him from twenty two to twenty two before the fullback caught him. As the half progressed, Macclesfield found themselves defending hard, managing the occasional foray into the opposition’s half until taking the lead with the late penalty.

Newcastle regained the lead early in the second half after a catch and drive from five metres out. The Blues replied immediately. Jacko collected the ball behind him, then beat two men to run out of the twenty two. From the breakdown on the ten metre line, Tom collected the ball then kicked to the right wing after Ollie’s shout. Ollie collected the ball at full tilt, then put the grubber in just before taking the tackle. Aled was in support, winning the race to the ball to touch down for the score. The Blues let the lead slip again, but followed it with a period of sustained pressure in the opposition’s twenty two. A series of tap penalties culminated in a yellow card for Newcastle. The Blues tried to move their opposition around, but couldn’t work the overlap to their advantage, a knock on ending that period of attacking play. Good defensive work, particularly by Ben and Charlie, gave the Blues another chance to regain some territory, but a breakaway try from the Newcastle fullback finished proceedings.

The Colts concluded their league campaign, winning as many games as they had lost, finishing sixth in the league. Newcastle were relieved with the win having finished their second Colts season unbeaten at home, a record they should be proud of.

First Half
Macclesfield Colts: Penalty: Ollie Aston (15) – 36m

Second Half
Macclesfield Colts: Try: Aled Williams (14) – 9m
Newcastle:Try: – 4m, Conversion, Try:- 12m, Try:- 17m, Try:- 30m

Team: (1) Lewis Jones (2) Rob Davies (3) Ben Hadfield (4) Lewis Pierce (5) Callum Wright (6) Sam Black (7) George Hodkinson (8) Matt Price (9) Harry Grant (10) Tom Leicester (11) Mike Green (12) Charlie Davies (13) Callum Davies (14) Aled Williams (15) Ollie Aston (16) George Jackson



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