News from the Blues 15 Apr

In front of a bumper crowd at Wharfeside Avenue on Saturday, Macclesfield were bested in a tense battle that leaves the Blues with a difficult challenge of staying in the National League One as we face our final three fixtures of the season.

On an uneven playing surface and in miserable weather conditions, the Blues were facing an uphill struggle from the start when Captain and kicker Tom Eaton hobbled off with a groin injury after five minutes.

Despite taking the lead early in the match through Dean Williams’ try, The Blues struggled to capitalise on their possession and were unlucky enough to have three tries disallowed in the first half; two for winger Josh Fowles for being out of touch before crossing the goal line, and one for Matt Rhodes who was penalised for a knock-on.

The result puts us on level points with Wharfedale who still occupy 14th place, although while our number of wins gives us an advantage for the time being, the Greens are a game in hand that is due to be played on May 11th against Coventry at Wharfedale’s ground.

With just three games left; Old Albanians at home, Blaydon away, and finally Fylde at home on May 4th, it is going to be a tall order for the Blues to pick up points against three very strong sides who are all sitting in the top 6 positions in the league.

In comparison, Wharfedale have four games left; Tynedale away, Richmond at home, Cambridge away and the Coventry game.

Tynedale will prove to be tough opposition for Wharfedale, and were only narrowly beaten away at 2nd-placed Esher 21-17 on Saturday.

Coventry lost 39-25 away at Blaydon, while Loughborough Students were beaten 35-17 at home against Fylde.

Ealing Trailfinders continued their dominance of the National League One as they won 28-17 against Cinderford, while Richmond won 21-12 against Blackheath in the battle of the London clubs.

The bottom two teams Sedgley Park and Cambridge came up against one another on Saturday, Sedgley Park the victors as they won 29-19.

And finally Old Albanians were able to narrowly beat Rosslyn Park at home, the final score 17-16.

Elsewhere in the club the Lions were able to continue their impressive form with a 69-9 win against Caldy.

The 3rd team won 30-20 against Sandbach, while the 4s were beaten 34-5 by Lymm. The Vets also lost 48-12 against Holmes Chapel.

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