Chester bodes well in survival bid
22 which came about after a knock on from the restart, saw the Blue pack push Chester off the ball and scrum half Sam Stelmaszek snapped up the loose ball before darting for the line - 21-10 at the break.
Macc appeared to have something extra at the scrum so early in the second half it was no surprise this set up a scoring chance, as the forwards pushed a scrum forward the back made a break for Sam Broster who was pulled down just short, unfortunately no one could convert the chance and how Macclesfield would rue not punching back in at that point.
Former England man, Foden was introduced and made an instant impact, his kick return shortened up the defensive line creating an overlap, Chester put it through the hands and scored in the corner through Ross on 48 minutes (28-5). Chester scored again minutes later, Croft getting his second and from a close pick again, opening a spell for Chester in which they scored 2 tries in 2 minutes with the Foden brothers combing to extend the lead from the restart, 38-5.
Macclesfield managed to stop the rot with an attack of their own, going close after occupying the Chester 22 for 5+ minutes but lost the ball in their own scrum 5m out.
The home side were now full of confidence and moved the ball to width well, putting King in in the corner to cap off the win.
Macc could still get a bonus point and scored one of the tries of the game through Myles Hall on 74 minutes after good work from Morton and Broster had teed him up for a quality finish.
The men in blue won a penalty in midfield from the restart and spent the rest of the game winning penalties and putting to the corner to try and maul over for the bonus point which eventually came from Sam Broster after great work by the forwards. A bonus point for Macclesfield against the team in second in the table, in a tough run of games that has seen them play the top three and play fourth after the festive period – a very decent effort.