Rugby league: Mayfield preview

Date published: 19 March 2022

Rochdale Mayfield are looking to get back to form this afternoon as they entertain Egremont Rangers at the Mayfield sports centre.

Last week's poor performance at West Hull was hopefully just a blip and the boys will be back on song against the Cumbrians.

Sam Butterworth looks like he may be missing a couple of regulars as he prepares to do battle but he is still confident that his side have enough in reserve to do the business. Definitely missing is in form forward Nick Hargreaves who is away on a cultural exchange weekend.

A couple of other lads have struggled to train this week as they are carrying injuries but they are hopeful that they will be fit for today. Back into the fray comes Big Rob Kershaw who missed last weeks defeat due to suspension. Butterworth and assistant Steve Wood will hold off naming their team until the day. 

The opening two games of the season have been polar opposites with an outstanding win over York Acorn followed by a poor performance at West Hull. Butterworth and the Mayfield fans will be hoping that they are back to winning ways today.

Opponents Egremont have also won one lost one with a great win at Pilkington Recs last week. On paper this looks like two evenly matched teams which should make for a cracking game of rugby.

The NWML side, under the guidance of Andy Reid and Craig White are away at Liverpool Lizards. Liverpool look like a decent outfit and the Mayfield coaches will be hoping for a strong showing after missing out on last week's game due to cancellation.

Their only league game this season saw Mayfield victorious at Simms Cross and another win today would set them up nicely for the rest of the season.

Fixtures 19 March 2022

  • NCL Premier Division: Mayfield v Egremont KO 2.30pm
  • NWML Division 3: Liverpool v Mayfield

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