Breath­ing space at sum­mit for Macc

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

●● Con­tin­ued from back se­vere im­pact on the team and re­sult. O’Re­gan was away with Ire­land’s Sev­ens team as they con­tinue their hunt for Olympic qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Greg New­ton re­placed him in The Blues line up with Char­lie Ven­ables mov­ing to full back and both per­formed well, Hea­gerty is very happy with the strength In depth that he pos­sesses.

“Most have al­ready been in­volved this sea­son, we’ve got some ab­sen­tees over the enxt month and you’re bound to pick up in­juries, so I’m happy that we’ve a large group of play­ers that can come into the squad or play­ers can move po­si­tion and It be vir­tu­ally seam­less.”

Satur­day’s re­sult was the first time Macc have won this sea­son with­out se­cur­ing a try scor­ing bonus point. The con­di­tions were not right for The Blues’ nor­mal brand of run­ning rugby, and Hea­gerty was happy his team showed the re­silience to still se­cure a win.

“It wasn’t a vin­tage per­for­mance by any stretch, we’ve lent on our for­wards pretty heav­ily there. Some­times you’ve got to win ugly, you’ve got to have a plan a, b, and c. and to­day we cer­tainly showed that.”

Out­side cen­tre El­liot Bri­er­ley kept up his fine scor­ing form against Har­ro­gate, scor­ing his tenth try in as many games this sea­son, Hea­gerty is more than pleased with his form so far this year.

“He’s in really good touch at the mo­ment. Give him space and he’ll score tries, and when he doesn’t have space he man­ages to fight through any­way, its great to have him in the side.”

●● Giles Hea­gerty

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