Blues blitz Broadstreet
BROADSTREET ........... 37 MACCLESFIELD ......... 53
ALEXANDER HANNAH THE Blues made it three bonus point wins on the bounce as they came out on top of an exhilarating encounter away at bottom of the league Broadstreet, notching eight tries on their way to a 37-53 win.
Macc went a try down after just a minute, the hosts returning the kick off to go the length of the field and score.
The Blues then scored two in quick succession, the first a fantastic finish from Rhodri Mayor to cap off a fine team move, and then, after a turnover deep in Broadstreet territory, Macc moved the ball quickly and Elliot Brierley provided the finish.
The hosts responded with a penalty but couldn’t hold the dominant Macc pack at bay and, when the forwards trundled over from a maul, Ryan Parkinson touched down.
Jordan Brookes then saw yellow for not rolling away and the hosts took immediate advantage to score a try and make it 17-19.
Despite having only 14 men, Macc scored next, however. A dominant scrum set up the position and Dave Marwick drove over.
There was still time for the hosts to touch down again on the stroke of half time however, big back rower Chris Idehen getting his second of the game and leaving the half time score 24-26.
The hosts then went ahead for a short while at the start of the second half after adding another penalty.
But it was short lived, Elliot Mills smashing through a couple of tackles and putting one on a plate for Brierley to restore The Blues’ lead once again.
Broadstreet then went down to 14, and the Blues took full advantage with Mayor diving in in the corner once again.
Mills then got a well deserved score of his own, and a fine try too, as the tight head battered his way through tackles to score a great individual score. Martin Kent then saw yellow for the visitors and Broadstreet took their opportunity well to score, leaving the score at 37-43.
Blues fly half Lewis Barker added a penalty soon after though to ensure it was a two score game.
The Blues then scored a tremendous try late on. Winning a line out in their own half, it was taken quickly and the boys in blue went the length of the field, Brierley finishing off to grab his hat-trick.
15 Matt O’Regan, 14 Rhodri Mayor, 13 Elliot Brierley, 12 Jamie Anthony, 11 Josh Fowles, 10 Lewis Barker, 9 Jordan Brookes 1 Marshall Gadd, 2 Sam Moss, 3 Elliot Mills, 4 Dave Marwick, 5 Ben Jones, 6 Mike Finnemore, 7 Ryan Parkinson, 8 Franky Barker 16 PJ Millea, 17 Martin Kent, 18 Harrison Lewis, 19 Phil Laing, 20 Jake Evens
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