News from the Blues 13 Nov

By half-time on Saturday, Macclesfield trailed 14-10 against Fylde after a competitive first 40 minutes of rugby.

However by the full-time whistle the final score stood at 36-22 with the home side taking the bonus point while the Blues still search for a win in November.

It isn’t the first time we’ve struggled after the break after a close first half; the Blues were able to hold Loughborough Students, Coventry, Cinderford and even Ealing at half-time to an even score-line before going on to concede defeat.

To turn our run of results around then it seems crucial to shake off this second-half curse that has plagued us so far this season.

As we approach the final five games of the year it is important to pick up as many points as possible before the Christmas break.

With Loughborough Students finding form in the last few weeks – picking up four wins from their last five matches – it leaves Sedgley Park, Macclesfield and Cambridge in the bottom three places.

Despite this, Tynedale have started to drop points rapidly, and Sedgley Park and Cambridge are still struggling to find form; it’s not impossible that by Christmas we can begin to climb the table.

The Blues currently have 13 points, eight behind the Students and Tynedale, both on 21 points.

Loughborough still have to face Ealing, Cinderford and Fylde, whilst Tynedale also face Fylde, and come up against Blaydon and Esher, both in the top four of the table.

Whilst it is important that our competition drop points over the coming weeks, it is equally as important that Blues gain points.

Next week against Blackheath will prove to be a difficult challenge; the London side sit in the middle of the table in 9th place.

They have lost their last two games and will be looking to bounce straight back with a result against the Blues.

Blackheath narrowly missed out against Rosslyn Park on Saturday, as the visitors secured a 20-15 win to hold on to 1st place.

Ealing Trailfinders struggled for the second week in a row, as they lost 35-34 against Blaydon, an important win for the hosts.

Old Albanian beat Cinderford as they continue to climb the table, whilst Esher picked up a win against Coventry.

Loughborough Students scored an impressive ten tries against Sedgley Park, as they secured a 70-14 win at home.

Richmond and Wharfedale both won at home, beating Tynedale and Cambridge respectively to keep the two sides cemented near the bottom of the league.

Elsewhere in the club, the Lions enjoyed an emphatic 65-5 victory against Liverpool St. Helens, whilst the 3s also thrashed Trafford Metrovic 2s 48-8.

Macclesfield 4s took on Trafford Metrovic 3s, beating them 16-0. Unfortunately the Senior Colts narrowly missed out against Sandbach as they lost 24-22.


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