The Cheshire Cup kicked off early with the Blues drawn away at neighbours Sandbach in a game that was played before August was out! The side was unusually young, average age 21, and contained a high proportion of Macc Lads, twelve of them coming up through the Juniors and Colts. One, Will Davies, secured the 30-31 win courtesy of a last minute penalty. Thus Macclesfield qualified for a runout with Chester. Sadly the relative difference in power told as Macclesfield subsided to a defeat in a game played on 31st August. So the cup run was over before August was out.