Otley 26-27 The Blues

The Blues made it eight straight wins away at Otley yesterday thanks to a try with the final play of the game from Rhodri Mayor, winning 26-27 and maintaining their 17 point lead at the top of National Two North.

The Blues dominated the first half partly thanks to a very strong wind, enjoying the majority of possession camped inside the Otley half.

Ryan Parkinson got them off to a try scoring start ten minutes in, with Lewis Barker knocking over the conversion in blustery kicking conditions.

Otley were soaking up a lot of the early Macc pressure and held their own to respond six minutes later. A quick breakaway from the hosts full back and several well executed offloads allowed Jack Scott-Paul to cross.

The Blues responded immediately however. Max Smith charged down a box kick and recollected the loose ball to go over in the corner.

Despite an injury scare for fly half Barker, the blues added a third try in the final stages of the first half. Sam Moss punching through the resilient Otley defence.

The second half continued with Macclesfield holding most of the possession but small errors in the oppositions 22 meant they failed to make them pay.

Elliot Millar-Mills secured the bonus point with a try on the 48th minute. Quick work at the breakdown by Jordan Brookes opened space before Millar-Mills eventually got the ball down.

Otley started to enjoy their share of the possession and Ryan Parkinson was sent to the sin bin after 52 minutes. From the resulting penalty, Otley scored their second of the match and with the conversion brought the scores to 22-10 in Macc’s favour.

The Yorkshire side made their numerical advantage count further stretching the Blues defence to score a third and move to within three points.

Otley had the momentum and took the lead for the first time, with a fine try from outside centre, Jack Mackie which meant The Blues trailed by four.

With just moments remaining, the Blues were getting closer to the line adding to a tense finish. Finally, after phase upon phase of crash ball from the forwards the ball moved wide and Rhodri Mayor got over to snatch victory from Otley.


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