Peterborough Lions lose the big relegation battle

Kaz Henderson scores one of his three tries for the Lions. Picture: Mick Sutterby
Kaz Henderson scores one of his three tries for the Lions. Picture: Mick Sutterby
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Peterborough Lions came off second best in the battle of the bottom two in National League Two North this afternoon (March 23).

The Bretton-based side were away to Macclesfield and lost 45-33 after trailing 45-7 at one stage.

Lions try-scorer Tom Gulland. Picture:  Mick Sutterby

Lions try-scorer Tom Gulland. Picture: Mick Sutterby

“It wasn’t one of our better displays,” said Lions chairman Andy Moore. “Macclesfield still believe they can survive and they played like a team battling for their lives. They really came at us straight away. They hit us hard from the start.

“Their tenacity overwhelmed us and we just made the score a little more respectable with four tries at the end. Perhaps if there’d been another 10 minutes to go we might have won.

“It was disappointing and a couple of their tries were really soft ones. They were two absolute gifts.

“We’re down but we’ll soldier on.”

Tom Lewis scored a try for the Lions. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Tom Lewis scored a try for the Lions. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Kaz Henderson scored three of the Lions five tries with Tom Lewis and Tom Gulland scoring the other two. Nico Defeo kicked four conversions.