If you want to finish off a season in style, then do it with a bang in front of your home crowd. After the defeat at Heywood Road, Head Coach, Giles Heagerty, had asked for a response from the team. At Priory Park last weekend Macclesfield Blues delivered on that securing a deserved bonus point victory over fourth place Stourbridge. So, what did Giles think of the performance? Here are his thoughts on the game.
National Two North champions, Macclesfield rounded off a fine campaign with a 43-19 win over fourth placed Stourbridge. The Blues opened the scoring with just two minutes on the clock, openside flanker Matt Thorp finishing a well worked line out move, Tom Eaton added the extras on his 200th appearance for the home side. Stourbridge dominated much of the first half possession but failed to make it count. They were punished on 22 minutes, centre Matt O’Regan taking an offload […]
AFTER THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW Unfortunately, last Saturdays game at Heywood Road against a very fired up Sale side, resulted in a first defeat since January 2nd for The Blues when they came out 2nd best by 12-29. The side showed 4 enforced changes from the side who comprehensively beat Chester the week before, and were also still skipper Mike Finniemore, but Coach Giles Heagerty wouldn’t make any excuses, other than the Sale boys were desperate for survival and came off […]
Macclesfield Blues’ winning run ended abruptly at Heywood Road last weekend, with the team going down 26-12 to Sale FC. In a way it was almost inevitable that there would be some form of hangover following the bonus point win over Sedgley the previous weekend and the securing of the National League 2 North title. Still, it was not the loss itself that upset Head Coach, Giles Heagerty: it was the manner of the loss.
Sale FC took one step closer to safety on Saturday against already crowned champions, Macclesfield. The first score came on 10 minutes, Sale turning the ball over deep in Macc territory with Jonathan Keep adding the finish, skipper Liam McGovern converted. A Blues lineup without a couple of key members looked to be struggling with the intensity, but drew level on half hour. Ryan Parkinson touching down from the back of a strong driving maul, Lewis Barker added the extras. […]
MACCLESFIELD RUGBY CLUB DO THE TREBLE IN RECORD BREAKING SEASON!! What a fantastic 6 days it has been!…3 titles in less than a week for the Macc Lads, making 2015-2016 officially the most successful season for the Senior Club in it’s 139 year history! How the week unfolded. Wednesday April 13th, The Lions become Cotton Traders Premiership Champions when they won away at Sedgley Park 32-3 Saturday April 16th, The Blues are crowned Champions of National League 2 North for the 3rd […]
There’s a vacancy to join the staff of The Macclesfield Blues! Are you, or do you know anyone that may be of interest? Be a part of the forward thinking coaching team here at Priory Park. Head of Analysis, Matt Coleridge had this to say about the importance of the role within the side – “This season we took a real step forward at Macclesfield, with our video analysis and I firmly believe that has contributed to our success on […]
To win the league convincingly is reward enough: to win the league and lift the tile in front of your home supporters is the icing on the cake. Macclesfield Blues’ bonus point victory last weekend secured the National League 2 North title with 3 games to spare. It was a fitting prize for all the hard work the Blues have put in throughout the course of the season, and was a richly deserved reward. But what happens now? How can […]
The Halliwell Jones Macclesfield Rugby club golf day. Friday 13th May at Davenport Golf Club.
Macclesfield were crowned National Two North Champions this weekend thanks to a 40-12 bonus point win over Chester. The Blues went into the game needing only a point to secure the title, but picked up five in fine style partly thanks to a fine Josh Fowles hat-trick. Fly Half Lewis Barker was overjoyed after the final whistle, and is already excited for what next season holds. “I’m absolutely ecstatic with the win today, not everything went to plan but we […]