Mac­cles­field kick off on the front foot

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - ALEXAN­DER HAN­NAH

MAC­CLES­FIELD Blues be­gan to cre­ate some mo­men­tum at the week­end as they made it two from two at home with a bonus point win against Pre­ston Grasshop­pers.

The Blues scored five tries and looked dom­i­nant through­out the win.

Head Coach Giles Hea­gerty and Cap­tain Mike Fin­nemore were both con­tent af­ter the game, but felt The Blues left some points out on the pitch.

The Mac­cles­field for­wards were par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive this week­end, and Hea­gerty felt his team im­posed them­selves on their op­po­site num­bers.

“We knew at half time we had the phys­i­cal ad­van­tage over Pre­ston, and it was a case of re­ally press­ing that home. I’m a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed we bombed two scores, but some­times you’ve just got to grind teams down, and we went out and did that.”

Fin­nemore was also pleased with how strong the pack was, but hoped that his side could be more clin­i­cal in fu­ture.

“The pack was strong again, it’ll look re­ally good on pa­per, but we weren’t quite clin­i­cal enough. We missed a cou­ple of chances, and its things like that, that when it re­ally comes down to it, could hurt us. WE’ll go back to the draw­ing board, do the work, and make it bet­ter. We won, and we played well but there is al­ways a bit more you can do.”

Giles ex­pressed his de­light at Fin­nemore’s re­ac­tion to the game. De­spite win­ning with a bonus point, the team were still left with frus­tra­tion at miss­ing other op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“It’s the cul­ture we’ve got. We strive for im­prove­ment. Each week, we just keep push­ing to get bet­ter. Although the lads were tired, there was still frus­tra­tion. IF we can get ev­ery­thing right, we can be scor­ing 5/6 tries ev­ery week.”

Macc go on to face Broad­street away next week, the mid­lands out­fit have had a tough start to the cam­paign, but Hea­gerty ex­pects a very tough match.

“Broad­street will be a tough game, the pitch over there is mas­sive, which I’m sure will re­ally please the boys. They’ve had a tough time to start off with. They’ll be a tough out­fit, this is Na­tional Two, there are no easy games.”

●● Man of the match Jor­dan Brookes

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