Mayor races in

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK - NA­TIONAL TWO NORTH LEE SIMS

THE Blues made it eight straight wins away at Ot­ley thanks to a try with the fi­nal play of the game from Rho­dri Mayor, win­ning 26-27 and main­tain­ing their 17 point lead at the top of Na­tional Two North.

Coach Giles Hea­gerty was de­lighted with the char­ac­ter his side showed to snatch vic­tory at the death. His side were trail­ing un­til the fi­nal play of the game, when Rho­dri Mayor fi­nally crossed to se­cure yet an­other away vic­tory

“The char­ac­ter, you just knew, that if you give us a sniff we are go­ing to be able to take it,” said Hea­gerty.

“The pa­tience we showed and at times we were pick­ing the wrong way and at times the ball didn’t come out when it needed to, but, when it counted, we got the job done.

“It is huge, huge on a num­ber of lev­els. We knew it was go­ing to be tough com­ing in here and af­ter last week drop­ping a point and the per­for­mance was frus­trat­ing.

“At times, I think we played some re­ally good stuff, but, credit to Ot­ley, in the sec­ond half they threw the kitchen sink at us.

“We made it a lit­tle bit too easy for them at times with some of our de­ci­sion mak­ing and his dis­ci­pline and we al­lowed them good field po­si­tion against what was a fairly strong wind.”

The Blues dom­i­nated the first half partly thanks to a very strong wind, en­joy­ing the ma­jor­ity of pos­ses­sion camped inside the Ot­ley half.

Ryan Parkin­son got them off to a try scor­ing start ten min­utes in, with Lewis Barker knock­ing over the con­ver­sion in blus­tery kick­ing con­di­tions.

Ot­ley were soak­ing up a lot of the early Macc pres­sure and held their own to re­spond six min­utes later. A quick break­away from the hosts full back and sev­eral well ex­e­cuted off­loads al­lowed Jack Scott-Paul to cross.

The Blues re­sponded im­me­di­ately how­ever. Max Smith charged down a box kick and rec­ol­lected

Matt Rat­cliffe

●● Ryan Parkin­son scored Macc’s open­ing try at Ot­ley

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