After guiding his side back to victory at the weekend, Macclesfield captain Tom Eaton admits he was worried at half time. “We played poorly in the first half and probably deserved to be down. “We couldn’t keep hold of the ball so couldn’t create any real chances, if that hadn’t have changed we would have definitely lost the much,” revealed Eaton. The Blues had to overcome a nine-point deficit at half time to get back into the game, but they […]
Macc 4ths returned to league action on Saturday after a break of several weeks of cup action and postponements because of the weather, with a fine win against Trafford Metrovic at Priory Park. Although it was a fine afternoon the sometimes treacherous wind was to play its part in the scoring for both sides. Macc began strongly and in the early exchanges showed the forward power that has stood them in good stead this season, but also made good ground […]
The Blues come from behind to overcome a potential banana skin, beating Birmingham Solihull 17 – 22 at Portway on Saturday. With a strong tailwind the hosts enjoyed the majority of the territory in the first half. They made that count with three penalties from fly half Adam Canning inside the first 30 minutes. The Blues had their chances in that period but mistakes coupled with some committed Bees defence stunted any momentum. Macclesfield eventually got on the scoreboard thanks […]
What can you say about last weekend’s game? It was nip and tuck all the way as had been predicted, and the result was in the balance right up to the final whistle. So a creditable draw was probably a fair result. None the less, had been a boxing match Macclesfield Blues would have taken the game on points as they provided the greater attacking threat. But credit to Stourbridge, their defence and resilience probably earned them a share of […]
Resolute defence was the key to Macclesfield Senior Colts narrow victory over Ormskirk. The Blues held on to their single point advantage until the final whistle, repelling Ormskirk’s close range attacks with some committed tackling and opportune turnovers. Two first half penalties by Ollie Aston put the Colts in the lead after an early try by the visitors. Competition for Man of The Match was fierce, with many candidates coming from the back line. Lloyd Smith Coates got the coaches’ […]
On Saturday Macclesfield 4th travelled away to West Park St Helens in the third round of the cup. Studying the form West Park have not lost at home this year and have only suffered 3 defeats away from home, therefore Macc were under no illusion that this was going to be a tough game. On arrival it was clear the club house was in the middle of a major refurbishment complete with a skip. Currently the renovation seems only to […]
It was honours even at Priory Park in the top of the table clash between Macclesfield and Stourbridge on Saturday. The visitors took the lead early on when James Hearn knocked over a simple penalty. Macclesfield hit straight back, a driving maul from close range went down and big Dean Williams picked up and powered his way over, carrying a few defenders with him. The game was being played largely in the Stourbridge half and that pressure told on the […]
Follow all the action from the top of the table clash here. Kick off is at 3:00pm.
Macclesfield Senior Colts edged a tight encounter away at Crewe and Nantwich in their first rugby outing for a month. Man of the match Josh Hobson’s try in the second half broke the deadlock, giving the Blues the lead, which they defended until the final whistle.
A five point win on the road at Harrogate was enough to put Macclesfield Blues back at the top of National League Two North again. The score line, however, was not quite as one-sided as it might appear. Harrogate pushed the Blues all the way in the first half. Hampered by a strong head wind Macclesfield Blues found it difficult to get into their stride and assert their dominance. The good news is that normal service was resumed in the […]