Chester 10-35 The Blues

The Blues showed their ability to deal with the most treacherous of weather conditions once again, to return to winning ways with a 35-10 victory at Chester.

The bonus point victory ensured Macclesfield would remain at the summit of the league table and, with Sedgley Park Tigers’ game being called off, they were able to extend their lead to … points at the top.

Table-toppers Blues ran in five tries courtesy of Lewis Barker, Charlie Venables, Matt King, Mike Finnemore and Elliot Brierley as they showed a real clinical side to their game.

It was a slow starting game with plenty of turnovers and knock-ons due to the conditions and it was Chester who took the lead.

Fly half Rhys Hayes was presented with the opportunity thanks to a penalty and he knocked it over the posts for a 3-0 lead.

The Blues started to get a foot hold in the game and ensured a half-time lead thanks to Lewis Barker. Some excellent work at the breakdown by the Blues forwards gave Barker the chance to find a gap in the opposition defence and get Macc on the scoreboard.

After, the interval Macclesfield strived to pull away and put the reusult beyond doubt and Charlie Venables got them on their way. Macc found themselves five metres out and eventually the ball was worked to Venables who bundled over.

Nine minutes later, Blues had a third. Some good hands and quick passing got the ball wide and King crossed in the corner to further increase the away side’s lead.

Just after the hour mark, skipper Mike Finnemore joined the party to secure the bonus point. The Blues pack once again providing the platform for a Blues attack and Finnemore was presented the chance to cross.

With just 10 minutes remaining, there was still chance for Brierley to get a try of his own. A very neat kick behind the Chester defence by Tom Eaton was met by Brierley who added the Blues fifth.

Lewis Barker maintained an impeccable kicking performance throughout, making light work of the blustery conditions to secure a 100% record from the tee.


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