Rugby League: Mayfield preview

Date published: 10 May 2019

Mayfield welcome old rivals Siddal on Saturday 11 May in what will be just the second home game of the season, despite the team already having played eight games in league and cup.

Siddal are, distance wise, probably the nearest team in the league to Mayfield and the rivalry between the two teams has built over the years, as the teams have been involved in some tough, uncompromising and classic games at the top level in amateur rugby league.

Coach Sam Butterworth saw some good rugby in defeat last weekend, probably a symptom of the stop-start nature of the last few weeks fixtures, and the return to Mayfield is one the coach and players is very much looking forward too.

Sam Butterworth said: “The supporters at Mayfield always travel in numbers with us but the atmosphere at home is always that step up.

“Siddal are historically a good team, but the players are up for the challenge that they present, and some of the rugby we played last weekend shows they just need to believe in themselves and the system.”

Mayfield chairman Simon Howe said: “It will be great to a get a home game on, and I expect a big crowd to enjoy a game between two quality teams.

“The players and coaching team are working hard and play some great rugby league, a visit on Saturday will not disappoint.”

Coach Butterworth hopes to have Liam Whalley, Luke Fowden and Munya Samanyanga back in contention for selection.

Fixture 11 May 2019

NCL Premier Division: Mayfield v Siddal KO 2.30pm

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