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2nd XV - Match centre

Macclesfield 3rd XV
Kendal 2nd XV
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Tries
C Wakeford, G Parker, T Slater, J Gater, J Field, L Mercer, T Moulton, M Carruthers
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Conversions
M Carruthers (6)
Sat 12 Jan 14:15 - Halbro North West Leagues - Championship Full time

Macclesfield 3 v Kendal 2

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A scrappy game with moments of brilliance.


On a Saturday when Kendal relied on two debutants and the brothers of two regular players to be able to put out a full squad, following a string of injuries at the previous weekend’s game, it was always going to take the team time to gel, and this proved to be the case for the majority of the first half when Kendal played into a strong wind.
Kendal started the stronger, with strong running from the back row and good defensive coordination out wide. The first try came on 12 mins following a crunching tackle by Leo Mercer in midfield which led to turnover ball quickly moved out to wing for debutant Chris Wakeford to show real pace and power to sprint in from 60 yards.
Conversion was good 0-7. Macclesfield had a solid set piece which allowed them to take the lead with two tries from 5 metre scrums on 19 & 28 mins, the latter following a yellow card to fellow debutant Jordan Field. Neither were converted; 10-7. Kendal regained the lead on 32 mins after a good break by Tom Slater, the ball was recycled well allowing Grant Parker to pop up on the overlap to score out wide, with the difficult conversion missing; 10-12. This lead was extended almost immediately after Leo Mercer burst through a gap to feed fellow centre Tom Slater to score under the posts; 10-19. On 37 mins, some lazy rucking by Kendal allowed the Macclesfield forwards to counter and hack through and regain the ball for a score under the posts leaving a half time score of 17-19. Although it wasn’t the best performance by Kendal, turning around with the strong wind at their backs and after recognising where improvements were needed, Kendal started the second half confident that they would improve and secure the victory. On 42 mins Kendal extended their lead after a good blind side move and break by Grant Parker, who fed Jack Gater to gallop in for a try on the left; 17-24. Confidence was growing now, and a chip over the defence just outside Kendal’s 22 was recovered by Mercer who jinked his way to inside the Macc half and fed Jordan Field who raced in for the second debutant try; 17-31. Leo Mercer then got a try his good overall performance deserved on 53 mins following some good phase play which created an overlap on the left wing; 17-38.
The game then became a bit scrappy, as Macclesfield battled well to get back in the game and following a string of penalties, one of which resulted in a second yellow card to Chris Wakeford after a team warning, Macc opted for a 5mtr scrum and managed to force over another try on 72 mins; 24-38.
Kendal responded with two tries in the last 5 mins whilst down to 14 men. The first by Tom Moulton on 75 mins after some good forward inter-play, and the eighth try coming with the last play of the game as Mark Carruthers got on the end of some more good offloading to score a try under the posts to add to his six successful conversions giving a final score of 24-52.
A great away win, with 8 different try scorers. It must also be first time we have had two debutants who both scored a try and both received a yellow card!!
Next week sees the final league game before the top two leagues are restructured into 3 conferences of 6 teams. Kendal will be placed into a conference with Macclesfield, Rochdale, Stockport, Wilmslow & Wirral, with the first fixture being away at Wirral on 2nd February.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – February: Henley Hawks RFC

Key moments

12:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
12:00
Try Chris Wakeford scores for Kendal 2nd XV
19:00
Try Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
27:00
Try Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
32:00
Try Grant Parker scores for Kendal 2nd XV
34:00
Try Tom Slater scores for Kendal 2nd XV
34:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
37:00
Conversion Conversion for Macclesfield 3rd XV
37:00
Try Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
42:00
Try Jack Gater scores for Kendal 2nd XV
48:00
Try Jordan Field scores for Kendal 2nd XV
48:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
53:00
Try Leo Mercer scores for Kendal 2nd XV
53:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
71:00
Try Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
71:00
Conversion Conversion for Macclesfield 3rd XV
75:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
75:00
Try Tom Moulton scores for Kendal 2nd XV
80:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
80:00
Try Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV

Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 24 - 47
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
80:00 Try 24 - 52
Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
75:00 Conversion 24 - 40
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
75:00 Try 24 - 45
Tom Moulton scores for Kendal 2nd XV
71:00 Try 22 - 38
Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
71:00 Conversion 24 - 38
Conversion for Macclesfield 3rd XV
69:00 Yellow Card
Chris Wakeford is yellow carded for Kendal 2nd XV
53:00 Try 17 - 36
Leo Mercer scores for Kendal 2nd XV
53:00 Conversion 17 - 38
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
48:00 Try 17 - 29
Jordan Field scores for Kendal 2nd XV
48:00 Conversion 17 - 31
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
42:00 Try 17 - 24
Jack Gater scores for Kendal 2nd XV
End of period 1
37:00 Conversion 12 - 19
Conversion for Macclesfield 3rd XV
37:00 Try 17 - 19
Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
34:00 Try 10 - 17
Tom Slater scores for Kendal 2nd XV
34:00 Conversion 10 - 19
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
32:00 Try 10 - 12
Grant Parker scores for Kendal 2nd XV
27:00 Try 10 - 7
Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
26:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Field is yellow carded for Kendal 2nd XV
19:00 Try 5 - 7
Try for Macclesfield 3rd XV
12:00 Try 0 - 5
Chris Wakeford scores for Kendal 2nd XV
12:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
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As it happened

  • Macclesfield 3rd XV
  • Kendal 2nd XV
  • 0
  • Chris Wakeford Try 12:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 12:00'
  • Try 19:00'
  • Jordan Field Yellow Card 26:00'
  • Try 27:00'
  • Grant Parker Try 32:00'
  • Tom Slater Try 34:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 34:00'
  • Try 37:00'
  • Conversion 37:00'
  • Jack Gater Try 42:00'
  • Jordan Field Try 48:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 48:00'
  • Leo Mercer Try 53:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 53:00'
  • Chris Wakeford Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Try 71:00'
  • Conversion 71:00'
  • Tom Moulton Try 75:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 75:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Try 80:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Field, Jordan Field, Jordan
Wakeford, Chris Wakeford, Chris
Mercer, Leo Mercer, Leo
Slater, Tom Slater, Tom
Cook, Joe Cook, Joe
Carruthers, Mark Carruthers, Mark
Wilson, Dan Wilson, Dan
Thompson, Alistair Thompson, Alistair
Redhead, Peter Redhead, Peter
Parker, Grant Parker, Grant
Gater, Jack Gater, Jack
Mackereth, James Mackereth, James
Ward, Ciaran Ward, Ciaran
Blenkharn, Dane Blenkharn, Dane
Moulton, Tom Moulton, Tom

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Rossendale 2nd XV 16 56
2. Firwood Waterloo 2nd XV 16 54
3. Blackburn 2nd XV 16 53
4. Wilmslow 2nd XV 16 44
5. Kendal 2nd XV 16 40
6. Wirral 2nd XV 16 34
7. Rochdale 2nd XV 16 33

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