The Blues 22-10 Huddersfield

Top took on bottom at Priory Park, as leaders Macclesfield defeated relegation strugglers Huddersfield 22-10 in a closer game than expected.

The hosts opened the scoring on 10 minutes, when their dominant pack won a scrum against the head. The ball found its way to winger Matt King, who finished in the corner.

Macclesfield had the visitors penned into their half and in the 16th minute butchered two clear try scoring opportunities. The deserving score followed on 20 minutes, Elliot Brierley finishing under the posts, Lewis Barker converted, 12-0.

The first half continued in much the same way, Macclesfield dominant but failing to convert the chances into points.

Macc got the first score of the second half on 49 minutes, Elliot Brierley completed his brace, and the hosts looked out of sight.

Huddersfield gritted their teeth and sensed opportunity at the hosts’ failure to convert chances, on 60 minutes the visitors got a deserved score through winger Elliot Fletcher, 17-5.

A Charlie Venables sin bin shortly followed for Macclesfield, and the visitors had the momentum.

Immediately after the sin bin, Fletcher’s second try followed and Huddersfield had the hosts rattled.

Macclesfield managed to weather the storm and with the final play of the game, secured the vital bonus point try, Matt King collecting his own chip in behind to score, 22-10 full time.

 

Macclesfield

 

15 Rhodri Mayor, 14 Josh Fowles, 13 Elliot Brierley, 12 Tom Eaton, 11 Matt King, 10 Lewis Barker, 9 Jordan Brookes (c)

1 Marshall Gadd, 2 Paul Millea, 3 Martin Kent, 4 Dave Marwick, 5 Harrison Lewis, 6 Franky Barker, 7 Max Smith, 8 Ryan Parkinson

16 Elliot Millar-Mills, 17 Tom Mantell,18 Sam Moss, 19 Joe Palmer, 20 Charlie Venables

 

TRIES – King (11, 80) Brierley (21, 49)
CON – L Barker 21
Sin Bin – Venables 63

 

Huddersfield

 

15 Tom hodson, 14 Tom Kanauros, 13 Tom Owen, 12 Lewis Workman, 11 Elliot Fletcher, 10 Chris Bell, 9 Jeffrey Daniel

1 Alex Batty, 2 Ross Thornton, 3 Laurence Sanderson, 4 Austen Thompson, 5 Nick Rhodes, 6 Liam Parfitt, 7 Ben Hoyle, 8 Adam Malthouse

16 Tom Baxter, 17 Ed Birkhead, 18 Declan Thompson, 19 Daniel Grainger, 20 Joah Bradley

 

TRIES – Fletcher 60, 69

referee – Jamie Leahy

Star Man – Max Smith
Attendance – 378

HT Score – 12-0

 

 


Post navigation

Find your perfect car lease deal

I am looking for a
lease on a

#maccrugby

The worst singer in the #RedRoses squad? 🎤 All of them according to @SarahLily2468 😂 #WearTheRose @o2sports

STAT OF THE DAY: @TomBurd2 struggled with injury this year but when he was on the pitch he made a big defensive impact! @nofxsportsmedia #maccrugby

test Twitter Media - STAT OF THE DAY: @TomBurd2 struggled with injury this year but when he was on the pitch he made a big defensive impact! @nofxsportsmedia #maccrugby https://t.co/ttKN3MGG7E

You can now book for 2 or 3 people. Visit our page by clicking the link below, find a time slot available, then email venue@maccrugby.co.uk with your requested time. Our team will then get in touch with payment options and your tickets. eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-priory-p…

test Twitter Media - You can now book for 2 or 3 people. Visit our page by clicking the link below, find a time slot available, then email venue@maccrugby.co.uk with your requested time. Our team will then get in touch with payment options and your tickets. 
https://t.co/eRtG9bsXmn https://t.co/ya9KBCbmUe

England captain Sarah Hunter to miss Sunday's Six Nations game against Italy as the champions seek a second successive Grand Slam: trib.al/bQ0Q99B

test Twitter Media - England captain Sarah Hunter to miss Sunday's Six Nations game against Italy as the champions seek a second successive Grand Slam: https://t.co/baPLNn5FfP https://t.co/w8pcz7DwaJ

Your #RedRoses squad 🌹 Simon Middleton's side head to Italy looking to win the @Womens6Nations Grand Slam this Sunday 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇮🇹 Watch LIVE with kick off at 17:00 GMT on @SkySports Arena or free-to-air on Sky Sports YouTube 📺 #WearTheRose #SendHerVictorious @O2sports

6am bacon and eggs 🥓🏋️‍♂️ Find out some of the traditions of the squad in the new England Rugby Podcast | O2 Inside Line with @DylanHartley, @George_Fordy and @J0nnyMay 🍳 Listen here 📲 smarturl.it/d4qbz4 #WearTheRose @o2sports

0