Cheshire Cup ¼ Final Winnington Park Colts 10 – Macclesfield Colts 45

Macc faced a strong WP side in this Cup ¼ final, Macc travelled with a strong squad of 20 players. The side was a true mixture of U17’s & U18’s players bolstered by the returning Sale Sharks Academy & Cheshire U18’s players.

Macc flew out of the blocks, great kicking by Harry King and some excellent running from the tight five made some good ground. Ben Holden, Connor Chalcroft and Marcus Pyle where really making holes in the WP defence, this lead to James Oliver forcing his way over to take the lead.

Macc kept their foot on the accelerator and some great work from Joe Heginbothem and Ross McGlone released Harry Oliver who beat 3 players and scored in the corner, Harry converted his own try. The backs were on the front foot now with Oscar Johnson and James Wilson making some excellent runs which resulted in the speedy Ben Sleath scoring after 18 phases of rugby, Harry Oliver converted.

Not to be outdone the forwards made their own try after a 25 meter rolling maul superbly controlled by Marcus Pyle who scored, Harry again converted.

WP had a mini revival with 2 of their own Cheshire players causing a few problems for the Macc defence, the Macc back row of Joe Flynn, Callum Roberts and James Oliver were able to repel anything they could throw at us. This lead to a great turnover and some speedy hands, Jack Faiers was able to put James Wilson in space who was stopped 2 meters short of the line, Ben Holden in support was able to pick up and dive over, Harry Oliver converted.

This tool the half time score to 33-0 to Macc, this was the signal to ring the changes

Alex Whylie replaced Joe Heginbotham and his cousin Tom Whylie replaced Pyle, Meredith, Droy and Hirst were introduced and this kept the tempo high, fresh legs were able to create an overlap and Logan Droy showed his pace to score in the corner.

WP responded well after some poor kicking with their Cheshire prop chipping the ball over the defence and gathered to score a superb individual try, event the Macc players applauded him !

Normal service resumed with James Wilson scoring after some great play for McGlone and King, Harry Oliver converted.

Macc then got on the wrong side of the referee and were reduced to 13 men after some interesting interpretation of the laws 75% through the game, this allowed WP to score with the final play of the game.

Interesting fact – Macc had 7 players in the squad today whose fathers had played senior rugby at Macc – who says it doesn’t run in the family !!


Post navigation

Find your perfect car lease deal

I am looking for a
lease on a

#maccrugby

TEAM OF THE WEEK 🔢🏉 The best from the Champions Cup semi-finals, Super Rugby and the Championship. 👉 Find out who's in here: skysports.tv/g5oKsw

test Twitter Media - TEAM OF THE WEEK 🔢🏉

The best from the Champions Cup semi-finals, Super Rugby and the Championship. 

👉 Find out who's in here: https://t.co/S9pVEFMiop https://t.co/SKFZbON2gJ

Goode: Saracens motivated by past hurt Alex Goode says Saracens' last Heineken Champions Cup defeat a year ago helped "fuel the fire" for another concerted European title challenge: skysports.tv/thLZrm

test Twitter Media - Goode: Saracens motivated by past hurt

Alex Goode says Saracens' last Heineken Champions Cup defeat a year ago helped "fuel the fire" for another concerted European title challenge: https://t.co/CEbH3O2tcW https://t.co/hWELf7ls9e

Leinster punish ill-disciplined Toulouse Leinster will face Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle after beating Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium: skysports.tv/qFpuM6

test Twitter Media - Leinster punish ill-disciplined Toulouse

Leinster will face Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle after beating Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium: https://t.co/LbBhPouKdG https://t.co/GbqdRr4Zbq
test Twitter Media - Leinster punish ill-disciplined Toulouse

Leinster will face Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle after beating Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium: https://t.co/LbBhPouKdG https://t.co/GbqdRr4Zbq
test Twitter Media - Leinster punish ill-disciplined Toulouse

Leinster will face Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle after beating Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium: https://t.co/LbBhPouKdG https://t.co/GbqdRr4Zbq
test Twitter Media - Leinster punish ill-disciplined Toulouse

Leinster will face Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle after beating Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium: https://t.co/LbBhPouKdG https://t.co/GbqdRr4Zbq

"I still think Leinster have the best attacking shape in world rugby!" "Leinster will pick some holes in that performance but they'll be thrilled to be in back to back finals." A ruthless performance from Leinster, Newcastle awaits.

Leinster will face Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle after beating Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday: skysports.tv/e4MUbd

test Twitter Media - Leinster will face Saracens in the Champions Cup final in Newcastle after beating Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday: https://t.co/Ko5zvknwjc https://t.co/WUuBjNB0rZ

The stage is set. A titanic clash awaits. 🔴 Saracens 🆚 Leinster 🔵 📍 St. James Park 📆 11 May

test Twitter Media - The stage is set. 

A titanic clash awaits.

🔴 Saracens 🆚 Leinster 🔵
📍 St. James Park
📆 11 May https://t.co/Psx2OZxceD
test Twitter Media - The stage is set. 

A titanic clash awaits.

🔴 Saracens 🆚 Leinster 🔵
📍 St. James Park
📆 11 May https://t.co/Psx2OZxceD

"Saracens have an unbelievably strong squad, they've won it back to back, we'll have to go back to the drawing board." Garry Ringrose knows the work isn't done as they plot their title defence against Saracens at St. James' Park!

Leinster have secured their place in yet another Champions Cup final. At full-time, it ends Leinster 30-12 Toulouse. 👉 bbc.in/2UKvjnL

test Twitter Media - Leinster have secured their place in yet another Champions Cup final.

At full-time, it ends Leinster 30-12 Toulouse.

👉 https://t.co/LP3vFkjEy4 https://t.co/nIbCfkkPVA
0