Rugby league: Mayfield preview

Date published: 24 May 2024

Mayfield take a break from league action this weekend, as they make the short trip over the hill to face Mirfield in the BARLA National Cup.

Mirfield play their rugby in Division 1 of the Yorkshire Men's League where they currently sit in fourth place with two wins from three starts. This fixture, the quarter final of the BARLA National Cup has the potential to be a banana skin for Mayfield as this will be like a cup final for the opposition, entertaining an NCL Premier Division side.

Sam Butterworth and Steve Wood will be sure to let their charges know the dangers of underestimating Mirfield but are confident they have enough experience not to allow that to happen. With the side still missing players due to injury and holidays this is perhaps a timely distraction for Butterworth's boys. 

Andy Reed and Craig White, along with their side, welcome Cumbrian side Roose Pioneers to Mayfield Sports Centre for the NWML Trophy semi final. In the league fixture last month Mayfield registered a comprehensive win and will go into this one full of confidence. That said the coaches and players are acutely aware that they will be fielding a different side today due to NCL call ups, but they feel they still have the strength in depth required to progress. 

After the disappointment of last weeks cancellation,  the Mayfield Ladies look to capitalise on their last victory, a stunning win over Swinton Lionesses, as they host a very good Halifax team at the Mayfield Sports Centre.  

Fixtures 25 May 2024

  • BARLA National Cup: Mirfield v Mayfield, kick off 2.00pm
  • NWML Trophy: Mayfield v Roose Pioneers, kick off 2.30pm

Fixture 26 May 2024

  • Mayfield Ladies v Halifax, kick off 12noon

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