Caldy 29-24 The Blues

Macclesfield extended their lead at the top of National 2 North despite falling to a 29-24 defeat away at Cheshire rivals Caldy. The Blues came away with two bonus points which meant their lead at the top turned to 14 points after Sedgley Park fell at home to Leicester Lions.

The first score came on 15 minutes, clever kicking from Caldy winger Nick Royle saw him get in behind his opposite man, Matt King and touch down to score, Gavin Roberts began his impressive day with the boot and added the extras, 7-0.

The hosts grabbed their second score just five minutes later when an initial break from Roberts saw winger Forbes Edwards score in the corner, the kick was unsuccessful this time though.

The Blues got themselves on the scoreboard thanks to last season’s leading scorer Matt King, the winger finished in the corner on the half hour mark after strong Macc set piece allowed them to move the ball wide, fly half Lewis Barker added the tough conversion.

The dominant Macclesfield set piece once again allowed the backs to have the freedom to move the ball wide, this time Josh Fowles was the beneficiary as he found his way into the corner to finish, the missed conversion meant Macclesfield went in level at the break.

Caldy once again started the brighter of the two sides, the hosts came out and forced pressure onto The Blues which resulted in Gavin Roberts added six points from the kicking tee before 50 minutes was on the clock, 18-12.

Macclesfield then took the lead through an individual moment of brilliance from scrum half Jordan Brookes. The illusive 9 left defenders for dead after he sniped from the base of the scrum to score a fantastic try, Barker added the extras to give The Blues the lead, 18-19.

With Caldy reduced to 14 men, Macc took full advantage. The forwards once again providing the foundation for the backs the move wide and score, with Fowles again providing the expert finish, Barker missed a tough conversion, 18-24.

With 70 minutes on the clock, the host’s mounted the start of their comeback. Macc lost their own lineout deep in their own territory and followed it up with poor discipline to gift Caldy 10 metres, Caldy then moved the ball wide and Nick Royle dived in for his second of the game, the conversion was missed however and The Blues carried a slender one point lead going into the final stages.

More ill discipline however meant Caldy took the game out of Blues reach. Elliot Brierley was sin binned for a no arms tackle and Roberts took the chance to add three points and take the lead, four minutes later, Roberts found himself with another opportunity for three and duly obliged to earn his side the victory over the league leaders.

Macclesfield face Preston Grasshoppers in what is sure to be another tough test away from home. But Head Coach Giles Heagerty is sure to be looking for a reaction from his players. 

 

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