News from the Blues 8 Oct

If Saturday’s match against Coventry has taught us anything, it’s the importance of the home crowd.

After the first 40 minutes it was all to play for, Coventry led the Blues 8-3. Both teams enjoyed periods of possession and plenty of close chances.

However as the second half went underway the Coventry crowd really got behind the Bears and the atmosphere of 849 people had a visible effect on the home side.

That and the boot of impressive fly-half Clifford Hodgson helped Coventry score 30 points in the second half.

In addition, a growing list of injuries, as well as an early substitution for Captain Tom Eaton for an ankle injury did not help Blues’ chances.

Looking forward, Macclesfield now have the luxury of two back-to-back home games, Rosslyn Park on the 13th and Loughborough Students on the 20th.

Two very different sides; Rosslyn Park are enjoying their season so far, sitting in second place, five points behind National League 1 highflyers Ealing.

Meanwhile Loughborough Students continue to struggle in last place with three bonus points.

Blues will have to work just as hard against both sides to take the valuable points, however like the Coventry game; the home support can give us the edge to take the win.

On the same day Rosslyn Park enjoyed a 38-19 victory against Loughborough Students, while Ealing also picked up a narrow win against Fylde.

Cinderford and Richmond drew 20-20, similarly Old Albanian drew 27-27 with Wharfedale.

Blaydon and Sedgley Park both picked up wins, while Cambridge also took victory at home against Tynedale.

Elsewhere in the club the Lions gained an impressive win against Vale of Lune, with the score at 73-8.

2’s coach Paul Bartle said; “A strong Lions side took on Vale of Lune at home. The team dominated the set piece and as a result were far too strong for Vale.

“Patterns were better in the second half and the final score of 73-8 was a fair reflection. Pete Hardwick picked up four tries in an impressive performance.”

The 3rd team lost 68-5 against Sale, while the 4’s had a narrow victory against Crewe & Nantwich, winning 8-5.

The 5th team won 53-33 in the high scoring match, as the Colts missed out 5-52 against Wilmslow.


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