Cheshire Cup - Round 1.
Try scorer - Danny Pointon.
In the second half, playing with the advantage of the wind, Sandbach maintained their high level of play and started to dominate at the scrum, but Macclesfield managed to pin them down inside the 22 and a well worked move from a reset scrum resulted in a second try for Macclesfield, which was easily converted. Back came Sandbach, with some good tackling, direct running and great support play that managed to set up the blind side flanker for a score in the corner, which went unconverted. The game was nip and tuck for the next 10 minutes, with both teams finding it difficult to introduce replacements as all 30 players gave it their all. Macclesfield completed another move in the Sandbach 22 to score the final unconverted try of the game.
This was a great cup tie, played in the best spirit of rugby with great support from both sets of parents. Thanks to Macclesfield for your hospitality and good luck in the next round.
The Sandbach squad can learn a lot from today. This was your best performance of the season and shows what can happen when you play as a team with intensity and aggression for the whole 50 minutes. Your communication today was much improved, support and positioning play was excellent and the tackling was awesome. Let's take this into our next fixture.
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