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Northwich 3rd - Match centre

Macclesfield 4
Northwich 3
Sat 24 Feb 14:15 - Halbro North West Leagues - Division 4 South Full time

Royalty makes a debut!

Prince performs for Northwich

Macclesfield 4th 42-12 Northwich 3rd

Northwich always knew that this was going to be a difficult game as it always is at Macclesfield and with a last minute drop out they arrived with just 13 players. With Tom Sparkes (usually an playing at scrum half), Richard Lloyd (usually a back rower) at 10, Si Prince who was making his first appearance of the season who is usually a winger, in the second row and Pete Naylor also making his first appearance of the season preparation wasn’t ideal. Macclesfield very kindly lent us a player so we started with 14 and the Macclesfield recruit opened the scoring cutting a very clever line to dot down after Lloydy put us in a great position with an excellent kick (which was one of many great kicks he did). Macclesfield came back at Northwich and whilst defending in the 22 the young lad who was lent to us was injured and unable to play on, all players would like to pass on our best wishes to him and hope the injury isn’t as bad as first feared. Macclesfield kindly lent us another new lad. Macclesfield scored twice before the half time whistle to lead 10-7 at the break.

The second half was dominated by Macclesfield and with Tatey and Goodfellow off the pitch and Liam Hampson hobbling around following a few big hits on him, Macclesfield started to run in a few tries. Northwich did have a moment in the second half when Oscar who had a great game on the wing especially in defence scored a try in the corner.

We’d like to thank Macclesfield for being great hosts as ever and lending us 2 players, we look forward to welcoming them to moss farm in a couple months time.

As for Northwich we need to regroup and have a push to get training and dragging players down, because as it stands at the moment we’re slipping down the table quickly from looking like we could realistically make a push for 3rd to being 4th bottom just isn’t where we should be and it’s simply down to numbers week in week out.

1. Clarke
2. Harper
3. Goodfellow
4. Ward
5. Prince
6. Macclesfield
7. N/A
8. Tait
9. Sparkes
10. Lloyd
11. Hampson
12. E.Naylor
13. P.Naylor
14. Bradley
15. Lawler

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Oswestry 2 24 50
8. Marple 2 24 50
9. Northwich 3 24 49
10. Whitchurch 3 24 49
11. Bowdon 3 24 47
12. Linley & Kidsgrove 2 24 41
13. Winnington Park 3 24 38

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