Rugby Sevens - Crewe & Nantwich RUFC player Eli Woodward

Crewe & Nantwich notched a fine 20-19 victory over favourites Macclesfield to win the Sandbach Sevens rugby tournament.

Crewe made it to the final by defeating all four of their opponents in the group stages.

Macclesfield had a tougher qualification, playing both the other National League teams Sandbach and Lymm.

In the final, Macclesfield scored first and Crewe replied with a try on the left hand touchline, converted Toby Russell-Vick.

Macclesfield and Crewe swapped tries twice more with the score being 19-17 with one minute of time remaining.

After some good Crewe play in the Macclesfield half and with just seconds left on the clock, Crewe were awarded a penalty 25 metres out and 8 metres to the left of the posts.

Russell-Vick stepped up to the plate and converted another drop goal to win the game.

Crewe & Nantwich director rugby Andy Brown said: “The boys deserved their victory and with a very young team it is a sign of things to come for next season.

“The contribution of all 10 players was magnificent.

“We were delighted many of the Crewe & Nantwich Vets stayed to watch the final and share the moment with the boys immediately after the match.

“One day hopefully these young guys will share a similar moment in years to come with another Crewe & Nantwich 7s team.”

Crewe & Nantwich Vets defeated Sandbach in their group of the Sandbach 10s Vets Competition.

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