Today we welcome visitors Macclesfield to Crow Trees who include in their side, former Blaydon player Dave Marwick. After a run of seven victories, Macclesfield have lost the last three on the bounce and still find themselves in fourth bottom place, one point in front of Wharfedale who have a game in hand.
Macclesfield have one more game to play after today, at home to Fylde, whilst Wharfedale must travel to a much improved Cambridge side before taking on Coventry on 11th May. Having analysed the situation, I think it is fair to say that everything will come down to that last game.
Earlier this season, the clubs met on day one of the campaign when we came away with a 43 – 19 victory, tries being scored by Tommy Banks (3) on his debut, Jason Smithson, Tom Jeffrey and Frazer Wilson with Baggy adding four conversions.
Last week we visited Rosslyn Park losing 32 – 27 and earlier that day they announced that they were to install a 4G pitch for next season – pity about the dungeon, lack of physio room, showers and unlocked doors!
Also last week our Georgians won cup number three when they defeated Mowden Park 2nds 61 – 23 in the Durham 2nd team Cup Final. Our congratulations to all players, coaches and management on this excellent win!
As stated above, having retained the 2nd, 3rd and 4th team cups, it is now down to the 1st XV to complete the season with a win over Darlington Mowden Park in the senior final at Crow Trees on TUESDAY 30th APRIL with a kick-off at 7.15.P.M. Please come and support!!
As far as we are aware, no club in the history of Durham County rugby has ever won all four cups in the same season – congratulations to our Director of Rugby Micky Ward and all his supporting staff.
Next Saturday is the CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT with tickets priced at £15 and £10 for students. These are available from SHARON and MICKY. Please come along and support what will be a great night!
Today’s match is sponsored by friends and colleagues of Keith Laughlin at SIEMENS ELECTRICS – many thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy this final day in what has been a tremendous season throughout the club and hopefully with the right result today, we will at least finish third in National One making us the 27th club in the country – well done to everybody involved!!
Finally, many thanks to all our Sponsors and Members for their support in this our most successful season to date in National League One.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MATT AND FELICITY HALL ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR FIRST CHILD, HARRY WHO ARRIVED ON MONDAY MORNING. FAMILY ALL WELL BUT DAD MISSED TRAINING ON TUESDAY!!!!
BLAYDON v MACCLESFIELD – KICK OFF 2.30.p.m.
MATCH SPONSOR : FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES OF KEITH LAUGHLIN AT SIEMENS ELECTRICS.
REFEREE: ANDREW TAYLORSON
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ANDREW GARDNER & DON HELME
FOURTH OFFICIALS: BARRIE URWIN & JOHN ARCHIBALD
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS:
BLAYDON GEORGIANS 61 DARLINGTON MOWDEN PARK 2nds 23
WORKINGTON XV 36 BLAYDON BRICKS 15
THIS WEEK’S MATCHES:
BLAYDON BRICKS v WINLATON 2nds