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Last Weekend

A mistake in the final seconds of the home tie against Moseley cost us the match. The Blues will be keen to get the points that they missed out on this Saturday. KO 3.00

The Lions face Sedgley Park at home. This could be a league decider. Sedge have not lost in Conference A this season, the Lions have lost just one game……………against Sedge! KO 3.00

The 3rd team travel to picturesque Kirkby Lonsdale on Saturday. KL took a thumping when they visited Priory Park earlier this season. KO 3.00

The 4th team welcome Winnington Park. The lads will want to consolidate their position in the league with a home win. KO 3.00


Premiership Deciding Game – Lions v Sedgeley Park

Support your Lions on Saturday as they attempt to win a record breaking 3rd league title in a row! 

Your support is needed, following a full league season the Lions have a title deciding match against closest rivals Sedgley Park at Priory Park on Saturday with a 3pm kick off.

After having been top of the Premier League half way through the season the Lion’s again find themselves at the top of the Conference A league having only lost 1 game to Sedgley Park who have yet to loose in the Conference.

The Lions have to win on Saturday by a greater margin of 17 points to keep their dream alive of 3 Conference A league titles in a row, this never having been achieved previously even by the all-conquering Lions team of 7 and 8 years ago that included players of the quality of Bostock, Goodfellow, Lear, Macey and Rice.

The Lions have scored over 1000 points this season and having conceded less than 300 are blessed with some fantastic attacking players alongside one of the meanest defences in the league. They  will need all of this to overcome the points deficit created by the last meeting with Sedgley shortly after Christmas when they were defeated 27-10, if both teams finish on the same points then the winner is determined by points difference of head to head matches form the conference game.

Over the past 10 years this league has regularly been contested by these 2 teams with Macclesfield having won it 5 times and Sedgley 4 so history is on our side but come Saturday afternoon that will count for nothing and these 2 juggernauts of the intermediate leagues lock horns to decide who will be champions this season.

Reports from Sedgley confirm that they have all players back from injury and available for the game and the Lions will also be at full strength so a titanic battle is expected to take place on the main pitch and we need you to cheer the Lions on to a famous victory.

Why not come down early and indulge in the fantastic pies on offer in the pre-match dinner.


MRUFC Golf Day

Date – Friday 12th May 2017
Venue – Macclesfield Golf Club, The Hollins
Cost – £50 per person / £200 for a 4 Ball
Includes – Bacon Butties / 18 holes of Golf / 3 Course evening meal / Prizes

Support your club, a great day out, some golf, great food, a few beers and the chance to win some superb prizes !!

If you want to enter a 4 Ball or just fancy a game (we can make up 4 Balls if you can’t get 4 people) contact

Rob Oliver – robert.oliver72@btinternet.com or 07835 755955


Clocks

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward this Sunday morning.


U16s v Lymm Semi-Final

The U16s semi-final will be played at Home at 11.30pm on Saturday.


Sporting Dinner

Bigger & better than last year! The Sporting Dinner is on Wednesday 26th April. Prices from £45 per person. Book individually or as a group online here: https://www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/2017/01/a-sporting-dinner/ or by emailing Jonathan – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk. Tables are selling quickly so make sure you reserve your place for the event of year.


Mini & Junior Section Lunch

The Mini & Junior section lunch this year is prior to the Plymouth match – 1st April. The cost is £20 for coaches and members which includes entry. Please don’t leave this to the last minute, book as soon as you can, we only has room for 90 diners. To book please contact the office – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk or visit the club website – https://www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/product/mini-junior-section-lunch/

This is always a great social event, don’t miss out!


Ladies Lunch

Back at MRUFC – The Ladies Lunch – raise money for the Breast Cancer Unit in Macclesfield whilst enjoying a great day.

Date: Saturday 29th April 2017
Time: 12.00pm
Includes: A three course meal and fresh coffee
Tickets: £25 per person.

Book a table now – we can offer tables of 8, 10 or 12 but there is limited availability of the larger tables so a prompt reply is recommended.

To reserve your table email sdavieshome@hotmail.co.uk.


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