Burnage Preview

By David Wilkinson

Saturday will be the third game on the trot at Priory Park and also, five 5-pointers on the trot. The Burnage boys, will be well aware of Macclesfield’s current form, but it won’t count for a jot in their minds. They may not have had many wins, but they always score points, 55 in their last two games. They have battled their way through the season again; and ex Macc lads Dave Muckalt and Chris Jones will have made sure that the team is well prepared today to take on their old Priory Park Club.

Darren Lamon takes charge on Saturday, these were his thoughts: “The lads have trained really well during the week, they’ve been highly motivated; the backs and the forwards have developed their own ID and they carry that out in their sessions, working on their plays. They’ve come a long way since the third game of the season, improving themselves and their performance. On Saturday they will want to sign-off the league season well, with their own particular attack and defence”. If you’ve been watching them regularly, their defensive structure and dominance pushes teams back, Manchester on Saturday just couldn’t get on the front foot; and the attack is unpredictable, just when and where they pull the trigger – a joy to watch.

The team is still without Captain James Oliver, but welcome back James Cross, Tom Burden and Sam Broster; Phil Laing and Seb Pemberton swap places from 7 to 8. Sam Moss starts on the bench but will lead the team out for what will be his 350th senior appearance. This is a record that goes way beyond Macclesfield and could be the greatest number of caps achieved by a player in the country.

Come in your droves, for what should be another great game, followed next week by the Cheshire Cup final against Sandbach at Lymm. Kick-off is 3pm, the team is as follows: 1 Dan Percival, 2 Brendan Berry VC, 3 James Cross, 4 Rhys Davies, 5 Harry Harding, 6 Tom Burden, 7 Phil Laing, 8 Seb Pemberton, 9 Louis Singleton, 10 Charlie Attis, 11 Sam Adu, 12 Terence Babarinsa, 13 Harry Oliver Captain, 14 Lloyd Smith-Coates, 15 Will Davies, 16 Sam Moss, 17 Sam Broster, 18 Harry Blackwell.

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Only one result to 'round up' today, but it's a crucial 5 points for the 1st XV, who are now top of the table after Rossendale lost over at Stockport. Here Tommy Taylor (Defence Coach) gives his views on the match. The lads now head into a well-deserved break, and face Blackburn up at Ramsgreave Drive in a fortnight. Next weekend it’s all the Guinness Men's Six Nations action on the screens down at Priory Park. 🍻 🏉 tinyurl.com/MRUTV ... See MoreSee Less
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