Macclesfield v Wirral K.O. 2.30 Priory Park

Saturday sees another tough encounter at Priory Park as the men in blue take on Wirral, looking for revenge after the close encounter earlier in the season 17-18. Macclesfield played yet another get-out-of-jail-card on Saturday (18-19), way up-north at Alnwick; once again Myles Hall saving-the-bacon with a 78th minute try against the Northumbrians (you may recall his match winning, last-ditch tackle, against them earlier in the season). After last week’s reported “ridiculous gale-force wind” Priory Park should present the players with no serious weather to contend with; but they will need to contend with a high-scoring Wirral XV, no doubt re energised after their 6 tries against Carlisle (4 after 20 minutes).

Sadly there’s still no return for Billy Robinson on Saturday, after his badly gashed leg, but although leaving the field at Alnwick at HT Sam Broster is 50/50 for selection. Back in the mix will be Will Davies and possibly an early return of James Oliver. All of which is a healthy headache for Head Coach Andy Appleyard, but these talented young players are very adaptable, and can play in various positions, so don’t be surprised if there’s a shuffle around when the team is published on Friday morning.

 Wirral sit 10th with the pressure of the drop-zone slightly relieved, Macclesfield, on the other hand, have the pressure full-on, for all the remaining 6 games. These young Macclesfield lads can’t afford a slip-up if they are to finish in either of the top two slots. But as Andy Appleyard said in his post match interview: “This season the boys have learnt how to save a win and potentially gain a win”. They will not be lacking in confidence after surviving what was a very difficult encounter at Alnwick, and will be welcoming the roar of the Macclesfield Faithfull – as well as plenty of “Whaa-Hoos”!

If you want to experience the full match-day experience there’s still time to book in for lunch with Steak and Ale Pie, chips and Peas followed by cheese. All other planned lunches are sold-out, so book in now

Post navigation

Find your perfect car lease deal

I am looking for a
lease on a


A @wallabies great, and one of the finest players of his generation 🇦🇺 Happy Birthday @pocockdavid, have a great day! 🥳

⚡️ Lighting it up in the 𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟎𝐬

From signing your first autograph to playing international rugby against your sister ✍️👪 Watch this week's pod as @elliekildunne and @millarmills discuss their Red Roses journeys with @DylanHartley on YouTube now 👇 #WearTheRose

Why props are funny 😂 The joy of 'ball in hand' 🔥 Moving into coaching... Nearly every pro at the top-level loves rugby, but @BristolBears' John Afoa truly LOVES this game ❤️ #GallagherPrem

Happy 50th birthday Jannie de Beer! 🥳 On his big 5️⃣-0️⃣, enjoy his five drop goals against England at RWC 1999

If you watch one thing today make it this @Hanbotts solo 😂 #WearTheRose @o2sports