News from the Blues 15th Oct

Coming up against a team like Rosslyn Park, in our current form, was always going to be difficult.

After Saturday’s result they are sitting in second place behind Ealing, with 27 points. This compared to the Blues, bottom with six points.

Yes, it has been a very tough start. Whether it has been our injury crisis, or the fact that we’ve played five of the top seven teams so far, we haven’t managed to get the results.

It’s not all doom and gloom for Macclesfield, as next week has the potential to lift us out of the bottom spot and up two places.

That is why next week is such a crucial game, where Blues take on Loughborough Students at Priory Park.

They have also suffered a difficult start the season, only just picking up their first win on Saturday against Old Albanians, narrowly beating them 13-12.

Both sides will be raring to go for this match, and as Geoff Wappett put it after the match against Rosslyn Park; it will be a scrap.

Looking back at the Rosslyn Park game, some would only see the fact that we were beaten. However there were many positives to be drawn from the 25-30 defeat.

Our second half performance was a lot better than in recent weeks, we stuck with it and battled to the very last kick of the match; a Tom Eaton penalty kick that secured us the bonus point.

Less mistakes and turning the ball over meant more scoring opportunities and spells of possession.

If we can take the same fight and spirit into the Loughborough game then it’s all to play for. The next five points could prove to be the most important of the season.

Cambridge also failed to win, losing 30-10 away at Richmond. Meanwhile Blackheath were left disappointed after coming close against Ealing, losing 41-42 in the high-scoring match.

Esher and Fylde both impressed this week, beating Sedgley Park and Cinderford respectively.

It was very much a day of close wins, as Coventry surprised Tynedale, winning 23-22 away.

Blaydon also picked up a win, beating Wharfedale 32-28.

Elsewhere in the club the Lions enjoyed a 36-26 victory against Chester. The 3’s were unfortunate in losing 14-0 against Widnes.

The 4’s also struggled against Bowden; missing out 19-27. Meanwhile the Vets had their game postponed until a later date.


Post navigation

Find your perfect car lease deal

I am looking for a
lease on a

#maccrugby

"I can't remember anything..." "This is how the culture of the game has changed, it's clear I'm concussed." @DylanHartley reveals he can't actually remember too much coming off at half-time in the 2011 Champions Cup final 🤕 Watch the full feature 👉 youtu.be/EoQ5VR6AVlI

🚨 NEW @willgreenwood POD 🚨 Ep21: Foster - Good Call? We assess whether Ian Foster is the right Head Coach for @allblacks 🎧 skysports.tv/EpFdY3

test Twitter Media - 🚨 NEW @willgreenwood POD 🚨 

Ep21: Foster - Good Call?

We assess whether Ian Foster is the right Head Coach for @allblacks

🎧 https://t.co/TcSVBqLKYN https://t.co/ht68HZJgFq

It's @CapeTown7s weekend 🙌 Ahead of the inaugural joint tournament in South Africa, @robvickerman looks ahead to the final @WorldRugby7s leg of 2019 🇿🇦 Read ➡ bit.ly/38qnFC6

test Twitter Media - It's @CapeTown7s weekend 🙌

Ahead of the inaugural joint tournament in South Africa, @robvickerman looks ahead to the final @WorldRugby7s leg of 2019 🇿🇦

Read ➡ https://t.co/hUli5vhrju https://t.co/8Fkdp4U0yE

Cambridge University sealed a dominant victory over Oxford in the 138th men's #VarsityMatch to complete a double after the women also won at Twickenham. Report 👉 bbc.in/2rDShiU

test Twitter Media - Cambridge University sealed a dominant victory over Oxford in the 138th men's #VarsityMatch to complete a double after the women also won at Twickenham.

Report 👉 https://t.co/9nP73s6Vcc https://t.co/rcwetIhMo7

It's the @Dubai7s champions @Blitzboks turn to host this week🏆🏉 Will they win big again @CapeTown7s? 🤔 WATCH 👀 all the (@Skysports) ACTION from 11:50am tomorrow🙌

Wasps back-row forward Alex Rieder has been forced to retire from professional rugby on medical grounds. More: bbc.in/2PHIOPN #bbcrugby

test Twitter Media - Wasps back-row forward Alex Rieder has been forced to retire from professional rugby on medical grounds.

More: https://t.co/g72YMFms2w

#bbcrugby https://t.co/OAFVpkCRQm

Marler: When have you seen Santa wear glasses? Cole: When have you seen Santa? Touché. Some more gold from your favourite rugby duo on day 1️⃣2️⃣ 🎄

0