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IN TOUCH 5

COVENTRY

The Blues will be looking to bounce back after suffering a heavy defeat away at Coventry last weekend. Macc went down 61-14 after shipping eight tries to one in the first half, the game was gone as a contest. Despite this Macclesfield stuck in admirably and the second half finished even. Macc’s two tries were scored by Hooker Sam Moss and Number 8 Ryan Parkinson, who now moves to four tries in three games for the season. However, The Blues have showed major signs of being able to compete and survive in National One. In the first game of the season, away to Esher, The Blues were only denied victory by a last minute penalty. And in the first home match of the season against Fylde, Macc wrapped up a critical bonus point win.

The Blues weren’t the only team from Macclesfield in action last weekend. The Lions were defeated 22-35 by Fylde 2’s. The Thirds were narrowly defeated 15-20 Rossendale 2’s. Meanwhile, the fourths battered Moore 2’s 87-0 to avoid the whitewash.

Giles Heagerty

“The first half was shocking from our point of view. To concede eight tries in a single half is beyond unacceptable. We came out in the second half, and the game was gone as a contest, so our aim was to get four tries. Whilst it’s incredibly disappointing the way in which we lost, we’ll have to bounce back against Hull. We’ll need to bring our A game next weekend against them, they’re a good side, but we feel as if we’ve got the quality to hurt them and hopefully pick up the win.”


Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club

Financial AGM

In accordance with the rules of Macclesfield RUFC Ltd members are advised of, and invited to attend, this meeting which will be held in the President’s suite at the clubhouse, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4AF on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 7.30pm.


FORMAL LUNCH

The first formal, 3 course meal this season will be prior to the Rosslyn Park match – 22nd October. This promises to be a great day of rugby against one of the most famous clubs with a wealth of history.  This is going to be a fantastic afternoon and it will be a sell out, so please book early to avoid disappointment. £15 + entrance fee.

Group bookings of four or more will receive a free bottle of wine to accompany the meal.

Please book with Jonathan jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk.

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MACCLESFIELD U16’s BEAT THE NATIONAL SCHOOL CHAMPIONS !

Macclesfield U16’s 23 – Sedbergh  U16’s 12

Macclesfield hosted the winners of the Nat West Schools Trophy on Wednesday night in front of a bumper crowd. The game was won by the 15 on the pitch but it was a real squad effort.

Macc were straight out of the blocks, after a great kick off Sedbergh fielded the ball & were forced back by the Macc forwards who immediately put them under huge pressure, Sedbergh tried to force their way up the field but the tackling from Macc was immense, this really set the tone for the game. Sedbergh tried to clear but a great charge down by Sean and his superb pick up allowed him to score the game’s first try, Calum Greaves converted. Macc were 7-0 up inside 2 minutes.

Sedbergh composed themselves and started to put together several phases, Macc anticipated this onslaught and some huge tackling by James Oliver, Harry Harding & James Meredith stopped them from gaining ground. They did eventually score taking the game to 7-7.

This only lit the fire within Macc and within minutes they won a penalty which Calum converted to take the score to 10-7. The next 10 minutes were all Macc, the front row of Wheelton, Walton & Chalcroft were immense taking 3 balls against the head and pushing the much larger pack from Sedbergh backwards. This stopped there No 8 from being able to run the game, not something he is used to. The lineouts were functioning well, again Macc causing Sedbergh many problems on their own ball. This pressure resulted in Connor forcing his way over for another Macc try. Macc were 15-7 up at half time

The second half started well with Macc changing their game plan to push the visitors back into their own half more. This worked well and after a great pre-called move Ross McGlone scored to take the score to 20-7. This forced Sedbergh to be more expansive and try and get back into the game. This played into Maccs hands and the Macc back line of Greaves, McGlone, Briggs, Sleath, McNulty and Moule worked as a unit to stop anything Sedbergh threw at them. Macc then scored next with a penalty taking the score 23-7.

With the clock running down Sedbergh scored a well deserved try with the last play of the game after a charged down kick.

Macc won 23-12.

The lads fought like lions from start to finish, they showed huge character defending as if their lives depended on it, Macc thoroughly deserved the win. This was the hardest game we have played against well organised, talented opposition, just shows what Macc can produce !!


MATCH DAY TABLE

Introducing the Macclesfield RUFC Premier Table. A great day out for a bunch of friends, work colleagues or a chance to impress clients.

  • Pre-match, 3 course lunch for 8 in the President’s Suite
  • A bottle of prosecco
  • £100 behind the bar
  • Signed ball
  • Presence in the programme
  • Shout-outs during the match
  • Group photo
  • Present the Man of the Match award

MEMBERSHIPS

Thanks to everyone who has filled in a Standing Order form for the next 12 months, however, please ensure you either instruct your bank or set up online, as membership cards will only be issued to those who have set up the S.O. You are not a member until you start paying.  Don’t forget, if you want your free Season Ticket, you must be a member before October 1st – no exceptions.


OCTOBER RUGBY CAMP

Macclesfield RUFC will be running a Rugby Camp during the October school half term. We are looking for Mini & Juniors of any age or ability who want to improve their game skills and fitness or just want some fun for the week. The coaching team will be headed up by Chris Jones, 1st team assistant coach and fitness trainer.

Please register your interest with Jonathan Marsh – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk.

rugby-october


HULL IONIANS AT PRIORY PARK SEPTEMBER 24TH

The next home game for The Blues is on Saturday 24th September, ko 3.00, when the visitors will be Hull Ionians. The match will be preceded by a fantastic 2 course lunch at approx. 1.00, priced at a fantastic £10!

Please book your places with jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk or just turn up on the day. There will be a choice of main courses, so something for everyone!

Starter – Sweet potato and chilli soup

soup

Main course – Choice of Jumbo battered cod with chips, peas and tartare sauce

fish

or

Steak and kidney pie with chips, peas and gravy.

pie


WARREN EASTWOOD

We will be observing a minutes silence before the 1st team match this Saturday in memory of long standing Life Member and ex Treasurer Warren Eastwood. Warren passed away recently, our thoughts go out to his family and friends.


10% DISCOUNT ON MRUFC CLOTHING

From September 4th to 25th, O’Neills are offering a 10% discount on the MRUFC range via the club website.  Why not take advantage and buy your Christmas presents early?

Just to confirm that a 10% discount code is set up for the Macclesfield RUFC online store. The code is MACC2016 and will be live on the Macclesfield RUFC webpage from 4th September through to 25th September.

This will calculate a 10% Discount once used at checkout.


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