Clin­i­cal Collins kicks on in Park suc­cess

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 North - ■ By TOM GAL­LAGHER

SEDGLEY Park moved up to fourth in the Na­tional League Divi­sion Two North ta­ble fol­low­ing an im­pres­sive vic­tory over Mac­cles­field at Park Lane.

Full-back An­drew Ri­ley crossed fol­low­ing a break from Jamie Har­ri­son who car­ried and passed inside for Ri­ley to touch down, Steve Collins con­vert­ing.

How­ever, the visi­tors hit back through Myles Hall, and af­ter Lewis Barker added the ex­tras, the scores were all level.

Once Barker scored his con­ver­sion, he was at it again, slot­ting a penalty to put Mac­cles­field into the lead.

But two min­utes later, Matt Ri­ley carved a hole in the Mac­cles­field de­fence to al­low Ash­ley Platt-Hughes to stretch Sedgley’s lead. Collins again stepped up and con­verted.

Com­ing up to half-time, Sedgley Park’s for­ward pres­sure opened the ball up across the back line and Har­ri­son scored his sec­ond try, Collins adding the ex­tras once more.

At the be­gin­ning of the sec­ond half, Platt-Hughes touched over again and fol­low­ing an­other con­ver­sion from Collins, Sedgley ex­tended their lead fur­ther to 28-10.

With just over 60 min­utes played, the visi­tors were putting up a fight and Nico Nyemba crossed but Barker missed his con­ver­sion at­tempt.

The win was se­cured with six min­utes left. Fol­low­ing a li­ne­out from a penalty, Danny Ma­her touched over for a con­verted try.

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