Rugby league: Mayfield preview

Date published: 05 May 2022

Mayfield have another tough game this weekend. The visitors, Siddal, like Mayfield have not delivered this season. They have had some good results but have not had the degree of consistency and performance needed to compete at the highest level.

The Mayfield coaching team, Sam Butterworth and Steve Wood are looking to their lads to put this right beginning on Saturday afternoon. Sam and Woody are all too aware though that that improvement doesn't just come, it has to be earned. The training pitch on Tuesday and Thursday is were it starts and the lads need to be there to reap the benefits. There has been a poor attendance over the last few weeks and it has showed on the field on Saturdays.

With a full side out and good turn out at training, it has shown on the pitch that this is a good team, capable of beating anyone at this level. To compete at the highest level you have to push yourself - you can't just turn up and expect to do the business on Saturday without putting the effort on the training pitch midweek.

This week Butterworth is hoping to have a strong team available to him and that they play to their potential. If they do they should pick up two points this afternoon.

Sponsors for the game are Ronnie Wilson and friends as they celebrate Ronnie's 50th.

Andy Reid and Craig White's side should benefit from the returning senior players and are hoping to turn a strong side out at Woolston in the NWML Division 3. Mayfield are in second spot at the moment, three places above their opponents and like the NCL side are confident they can come through on the pitch and pick up two valuable points.

Fixtures 7 May 2022

  • NCL Premier Divison: Mayfield v Siddal, kick off 2.30pm
  • NWML Divison 3: Woolston v Mayfield, kick off 2.30pm

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