Blues are excited to announce an exciting new kit for the 2012-13 season; continuing their relationship with manufacturers Surridge. The home kit will once again reflect the true identity of the club with a stylish shade of Blue, while the new away strip will see a move from red to a more vibrant and exciting pink colour.
With the possibility of fifth place up for grabs for Blues, there was plenty to play for, but the match certainly had an end of season feel about it. That was about the only thing you could feel though as it was bitterly cold in North Yorkshire, and with a driving wind, the match never really sparked into life.
Blues conceded seven tries on their way to a 44-19 defeat away to Wharfedale as their second season in National League One ended in disappointment. Matt Owen, Richard Hughes and Franky Barker touched down for the visitors as Blues slipped to a 14th loss of the season.
Trophies in rugby are a little like buses; they don’t come along very often, but when they do, more than one comes along. Well, potentially at least – nobody’s won anything yet. However, there is a real possibility that in just over a week’s time two of Macclesfield’s rugby teams could be holding a trophy aloft. Both Macclesfield Lions and Macclesfield Fourths have beaten off all competition and will now take their respective places in the Raging Bull Plate Finals [...]
The second annual ‘Boobs vs Balls’ match is set for Priory Park next month with the aim of raising money for a number of charities both locally and nationally. The match on 12th May will feature a team of men against a team of women all involved with the club supporting the East Cheshire Hospice, Breast Cancer campaign and the prostate cancer charity. The event will be rounded off with a celebration at the ground towards the end of June [...]
So normal service was resumed at Priory Park at the weekend. The defeat away at Jersey was laid to rest and the fight resumed for the coveted sixth place. Cinderford were despatched in a relatively routine victory once the wind-factor was overcome. It may have looked a close score on paper, but anyone who was at the game would tell you the victory was much more comfortable than the score suggests.
Having lost so disappointingly to Jersey last week, it was important to put it behind us and not dwell on the result. For 40 minutes against Cinderford, the match had a feel about it that has become all too familiar at times this season, but an inspired second half produced one of the best games we have seen at Priory Park this season.
A second half revival which saw Blues score 24 unanswered points sealed a 35-31 victory over Cinderford for a first win in seven outings. A pair of tries from Franky Barker either side of half time, and further scores from Josh Fowles, Charlie Mulchrone and Ryan Parkinson sealed a bonus point for a 19th time this season.
Jersey may well be the island home of the super-rich, and the land of plenty, but it’s pretty obvious after last weekend’s result that the islanders don’t believe in sharing it around. Jersey Rugby Club don’t believe in wealth or points redistribution. It was always going to be difficult. Jersey are the form team of the league and have been playing the best rugby all season, so getting any sort of result was always asking a lot. If you took [...]
There are often times when a score is a true reflection of a match between two sides but the 39-0 scoreline between Blues and Jersey certainly wasn’t one of those. The Islanders are a good side without question, but they weren’t 39 points better on the day and they certainly shouldn’t have had a whitewash in the process.