Blues blitz Broad­street

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - NA­TIONAL LEAGUE TWO

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

MACC:

MAN OF THE MATCH:

El­liot Mills

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