Ryan tre­ble sees lead stretched

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MAC­CLES­FIELD Blues had Ryan Parkin­son to thank for their bonus point win af­ter the back rower picked up a hat-trick to ex­tend The Blues’ lead at the top to fif­teen points af­ter a very hard fought 33-26 vic­tory over Tynedale.

Man of the match Parkin­son got his first on 11 min­utes, some fine set piece from the league lead­ers en­sured that Parkin­son was the ben­e­fi­ciary from a fine driv­ing maul, Tom Ea­ton added the ex­tras to make it 7-0.

Mo­ments later, Macc dou­bled their lead.

A fine run­ning move re­sulted in out­side cen­tre El­liot Bri­er­ley div­ing un­der the posts af­ter an off­load from winger Rho­dri Mayor.

On 25 min­utes, Dave Mar­wick crashed over and gave Mac­cles­field a three try lead, with Ea­ton again adding the ex­tras, 21-0.

Tynedale took the mo­men­tum into half time af­ter a score close to the whis­tle. Ben Bell grab­bing the score for the vis­i­tors and Ash­ley Smith con­verted, 21-7.

Tynedale came out strongly af­ter half time and got re­ward and reaped the re­ward seven min­utes in, Ben Haigh smash­ing over, Smith again with the suc­cess­ful con­ver­sion, tak­ing score­line to 21-14.

On 51 min­utes, the vis­i­tors saw their wind knocked out their sails when Will Miller was sent to the bin for a no arms tackle.

The Blues se­cured their bonus point on 68 min­utes, Parkin­son get­ting his se­cond score of the game, Ea­ton con­verted, mak­ing it 28-14.

On 73 min­utes, The Blues wrapped up the vic­tory and Parkin­son his hat trick when he fin­ished off a fine team try, re­ceiv­ing a fine off­load from skip­per Mike Finnemore, 33-14.

Tynedale needed two tries in the last seven min­utes to se­cure the two bonus points de­served. The vis­i­tors grabbed their first of two on 76 min­utes when Jack Har­ri­son went over.

With the fi­nal play, the vis­i­tors crossed to com­plete a fine match, Haigh got his se­cond and smith con­verted, 33-26 full time.

1 Mar­shall Gadd (Mills 40), 2 Sam Moss (Millea 63), 3 Martin Kent (Man­tell 40), 4 Har­ri­son Lewis, 5 David Mar­wick, 6 Mike Finnemore, 7 Max Smith, 8 Ryan Parkin­son (Palmer 74) 9 Jor­dan Brookes, 10 Tom Ea­ton, 11 Rho­dri Mayor (Barker 60), 12 Matt O’Re­gan, 13 El­liot Bri­er­ley, 14 Josh Fowles, 15 Char­lie Ven­ables 16 Paul Millea, 17 Tom Man­tell, 18 El­liot Mills, 19 Joe Palmer, 20 Lewis Barker

Parkin­son (11, 68, 73), Bri­er­ley (13), Mar­wick (25) Ea­ton 11, 13, 25, 68

1 Peter South­ern, 2 Louis Fran­k­land (Proc­tor 68), 3 Ben Haigh ( West­garth 60), 4 Ben Bell, 5 Scott Pow­ell, 6 Stu­art John­son, 7 Richard Hall (Char­ters 47), 8 Nick Cairn, 9 Daniel Tay­lor, 10 Matt Out­son, 11 Oliver Walker, 12 Wil­liam Miller (Dun­can 68), 13 Jack Har­ri­son, 14 James Clark (Mar­shall 53), 15 Ash­ley Smith, 16 Matt Proc­tor, 17 Alex West­garth, 18 Matt Char­ters, 19 Ben Dun­can, 20 Daniel Mar­shall

Bell 36, Haigh 45, 80, Har­ri­son 76 Smith 37, 46, 80 Michael Har­ris 21-7

252 Ryan Parkin­son

MAC­CLES­FIELD:

TRIES: CON: TYNEDALE: TRIES: CON: REF­EREE: HT SCORE: AT­TEN­DANCE: STAR MAN:

the tries in two games for Macc.

The num­ber eight is con­tin­u­ing to prove a vi­tal cog in the much feared Macc pack, Hea­gerty feels he is in great shape and hit­ting form as a re­ward.

“He’s worked very hard to get on the end of that fi­nal try, and I think that might be one of the best tries we’ve scored this sea­son.

“I’ve spoke many times

‘Ryan works hard round the pitch, is dy­namic and a great ball car­rier. He’s in good shape now’

about Ryan, he’s a great player. He works hard round the pitch, he’s dy­namic and he’s a great ball car­rier. He’s in good shape now and it’ll come right if the tracks har­den up.”

Satur­day saw The Blues’ first home game in five weeks, Hea­gerty re­vealed it was a re­lief to be back at home, and ac­knowl­edged how good the sup­port is for the play­ers.

“It was great to be back at home, we had a great crowd in for the mini/ ju­nior lunch.

“The boys re­ally get up when the crowd get be­hind them. Both sides have put on a good show to­day, 60 points in the way that rugby should be played.”

The Blues travel to Ot­ley this week­end and will look to main­tain their fine form to keep the lead at the top.

Matt Rat­cliffe

●● Ryan Parkin­son was the hero for Mac­cles­field Blues in the win against Tynedale

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