Short & Sweet This Week JUST REWARDS AT LAST! The relief at the final whistle was tangible on Saturday as The Blues picked up their first win of a tough season at Lougborough on Saturday. The shear relief at getting the monkey off the back was evident in the players, coaching staff and supporters and we cna now hopefully move onwards and upwards. I`m so pleased for Giles and his coaching team, the players and support staff as this is […]
Elliot Brierley, Macclesfield RUFC 1st team player, and former Wilmslow and Rotherham utility back picked up his brand new BMW 1 Series last week, from Club sponsors Halliwell Jones, Wilmslow.
Macclesfield Head Coach Giles Heagerty is delighted that the “monkey is off their backs” as they got their first league victory this season, but there is still more to come from his side. “Getting a win is a massive relief more than anything else. We always knew that we were capable of winning games in this league we have just not been able to put a full performance in. That is not to say that we put in a full […]
Macclesfield Colts’ improved second half performance wasn’t enough to claw back a sixteen point deficit surrendered in the first half in a gritty game away at Orrell. Aled Williams’ industry on the wing collected him the Man of the Match award after a busy afternoon in defence and attack. Ollie Aston’s penalty was the solitary first half score for the Blues. Mike Green’s try in the 12th minute of the second half gave the Blues some hope, followed by George […]
Macclesfield tasted victory for the first time today, as they ran out victorious away at Loughborough Students in a hard fought contest. The first half was certainly one for the neutral as points were being scored at both ends quickly, however, it was Macclesfield that claimed the half time lead. Joshua Fowles opened the scoring early on for the Blues as the ball was spread along the line to allow him to avoid touch and dive into the corner to […]
GROUNDHOG DAY! It was a case of “deja vous” as The Blues lost by 36 points to 7 at home to Rosslyn Park on Saturday. As last week at Blackheath, the score certainly flattered the London club as Macc played host to the 2nd placed team in the League. We were in with a shout and trailed by 5 points with seconds of the first half remaining, when as last Saturday, the opposition scored a try right on the half time whistle. […]
After 10 straight defeats, no one in the Macclesfield Blues squad is under any illusion about the enormity of the task that faces the team during the remainder of the season. Difficult questions have been asked, and answers have been demanded. Questions like why aren’t the team performing as well as we know they can, what can the team do to turn the season around and what needs to change if the team is to make progress? There have also […]
Macclesfield Head Coach Giles Heagerty felt that discipline cost Macclesfield this weekend as they went down to second placed Rosslyn Park, The Blues head coach felt his team deserved more from the first half and that the game shifted when his side were reduced to 13 men. “The level of enthusiasm that the boys showed in defence was very good. We probably didn’t deserve to be 10-0 down at half time; I thought we had a couple of scoring opportunities […]
Macclesfield remain winless after Rosslyn Park’s visit to Priory Park this Saturday ended in 7-36 defeat. The Blues cause was not helped as they received two sin bins in quick succession in the early stages of the second half, this meant they faced ten minutes with 13 men against a side, second in the league. In a fairly uneventful first half it took 25 minutes of rugby for the score to change, Macclesfield were camped on the visitor’s try line […]
Macclesfield Colts second half haul of seventeen unanswered points secured a well earned victory against visitors Waterloo, despite falling behind to an early converted try. Encouraged by Man of the Match Sam Black’s direct running, the comeback started with a Tom Leicester penalty conversion.