Blues brought back down to earth

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

NA­TIONAL LEAGUE 1

Lough­bor­ough then took the lead in the se­cond minute, go­ing over in the corner. How­ever, Macc started to build some pres­sure of their own.

This was re­warded when El­liott Mil­lar-Mills ram­paged over to level the scores. The hosts hit back im­me­di­ately, af­ter The Blues put them­selves un­der un­nec­es­sary pres­sure, fail­ing to clear from the kick-off. Ea­ton then added a penalty for Macc, to close the gap to 12-8 at the 20 minute mark.

Lough­bor­ough scored their third try of the match min­utes later af­ter a slick backs move.

Macc then re­turned the favour, pro­duc­ing their own slick hands to send Sam Broster over in the corner.

The hosts scored a penalty to take the score to 22-13 with 10 re­main­ing in the half. Lough­bor­ough se­cured the bonus point on 35 min­utes af­ter sloppy han­dling from Macc al­lowed them in. The vis­i­tors then sur­ren­dered a fifth try fail­ing to deal with a kick chase.

Lough­bor­ough then ran the length of the pitch to score their sixth try of the half. How­ever Macc had the last score of the half af­ter Tom Man­tell drove over from a maul to make the half time score 43-20

Macc started the brighter of the two teams and the pres­sure showed as Sam Broster scored his se­cond of the match.

How­ever from this point on the flood­gates opened as the hosts ran in try af­ter try as the Blues’ heads dropped. The first two tries came from poor Mac­cles­field de­fend­ing.

The rest came from clin­i­cal at­tack­ing play from the hosts, con­vert­ing rou­tine two on ones and ex­e­cut­ing a phe­nom­e­nal li­ne­out move. How­ever Macc would have the last score of the game as Tom Man­tell drove over from a maul.

The Blues will need to put this re­sult be­hind them as they host se­cond-placed Birm­ing­ham Mosley at Pri­ory Park next week­end.

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