Macclesfield vs Otley Preview

After a hard earned rest the Blues head into another massive game in their promotion push. This Saturday the Blues host Otley who will be travelling from West Yorkshire to visit Priory Park.

Director of Rugby Geoff Wappett welcomed the break last weekend.

“Hopefully the players will have come back from their week off refreshed and re-invigorated. The rest will set up us well for the final run-in this season.”

The Blues head into their penultimate home game looking to make it the first of five wins in the final stretch of the season.

Otley, our visitors this weekend are 11th in the league and will be looking to avenge the Blues victorious visit back in November. However, Geoff Wappett feels the Blues did not do themselves justice in the last fixture between the two sides and feel Otley are yet to see what the title chasing Blues have to offer.

“This time round we’re more confident. I think we’re a better side now than we were then, so I’m expecting us to put in a much-better and more-expansive performance.”

Promotion rivals Stourbridge and Darlington Mowden Park also enjoyed a rest last weekend but were in action when the Blues were won away to Birmingham and Solihull two weeks ago. Darlington won 9-15 in a tough away game at Chester in which late scores settled the game. Stourbridge faced today’s opponents at home and won a high scoring affair 34-25.

It was quiet weekend last week for senior rugby at the club with only the Lions being in action. They won away to Sedgley Park in the cup 24-29.

It really is ‘crunch time’ now for the Blues who require five wins from five to ensure themselves promotion into National League One. The league looks as if it could come down to the Blues’ massive away trip to Darlington Mowden Park on the final day of the season. The Blues must first carry out their job in the four games prior to this fixture to ensure it is still all to play for at that point.

The Blues will call upon the ever impressive Priory Park support this weekend to help get the crucial win against Otley and send them on their way to the title. The goal from the players and coaches has been made clear by Geoff.

“We want to win the league, and we’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that.”


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