Macc fight­back is ag­o­nis­ingly short

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The Rugby Paper - - Feature - ■ By TOM HARLE

TYNEDALE held on to beat Mac­cles­field in a try­laden thriller at Pri­ory Park.

Eleven tries were scored in a re­mark­able con­test, Dale and Macc to­tally dom­i­nat­ing the first and sec­ond halves re­spec­tively.

Jamie Blamire got the opener on 15 min­utes af­ter a sharp Matty Out­son break, Guy Pike soon snip­ing home in the right corner for 10-0.

Dale wrapped up a sev­enth try bonus point of the sea­son by the halfhour mark.

Rob Parker dot­ted down from his own grub­ber be­fore Oli Walker crossed. Skip­per Out­son set up Dan Tay­lor for a sim­ple fifth and also laid on a try for Mills.

Giles Heagearty’s Blues have only claimed one win in their last eight but showed stun­ning re­solve af­ter the break.

The Macc pack heaved Ryan Parkin­son over to make it 38-7 af­ter a string of penal­ties and the No.8 scored his sec­ond from a li­ne­out on 56 min­utes.

The sin-bin­ning of vis­it­ing prop Richie El­liott for col­laps­ing the scrum was shortly fol­lowed by a penalty try.

A con­verted Myles Hall try cut the lead to ten, be­fore Frankie Barker crossed, his name­sake Lewis notch­ing the con­ver­sion to take the hosts within three, but Tynedale held on to tighten their grip on third.

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