Mayor races in
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
●● Ryan Parkinson scored Macc’s opening try at Otley