Sale FC 3rds vs Stockport IVs


With Easter approaching and a quiet week for rugby coming up, this Friday (29th March) we have our Sale FC Norseman taking the field at Carrington against Stockport 4th team.  Come down and support the boys as they run out at Carrington in this Easter Weekend Friendly.

  • KO is 6:30pm at Sale FC Training Centre, Carrington Lane, M31 4AE
  • Bar will be Open

Team Sheet

1. Azanne Ali
2. ⁠Dave Barker
3. ⁠Kristoffer Harries
4. ⁠Ben Higgins
5. ⁠Tom Banks
6. ⁠Charlie Caine
7. ⁠Brad Hunter
8. ⁠Jason Kay
9. ⁠Andrew Port (C)
10. Dave Bolton
11. ⁠Duval Jones
12. ⁠Jack Jones
13. ⁠Clement Bidwell
14. ⁠Ben Green
15. ⁠Andrew Muldoon
16. ⁠Scott Bambrick
17. ⁠ Ben Horsfield
18. ⁠Matthew Lowe
19. ⁠Richard Tomlinson
20. Ryan Fisher
21. ⁠Keshal Devchand (Huggy)
22. Matt Johnson
23. ⁠Matt Appleton
24. ⁠James Snowden
25. Quinn Hourihan
26. ⁠Will Bushnell


Sale FC vs Sedgley Tigers

Sale FC vs Sedgley Tigers

This week’s Newsletter

The Visitors

The Tigers are coming!  They haven’t played a league game at the CorpAcq Stadium in over SEVEN years! Get down on Saturday and roar on the Dogs to victory! Don’t miss out on this one as we aim to get revenge for our loss away to them earlier in the season.

The Game

After toppling league leaders Rams last weekend and 3rd placed Birmingham the week before, we are looking for a little revenge on our neighbours 8th place Sedgley Park Tigers. We lost away to Tigers before Christmas although the last time they were at Heywood Road (23rd December 2017) we defeated them in front of a bumper Christmas crowd. That was also the day we opened the Suite @Sale FC.


This weekend we have hospitality available for our members and for non-members.  If you’ve not sampled pre-match hospitality this season, it is £25 (£12.50 for under 16’s) for a two course meal from our Executive Chef Eugene in the Suite @Sale FC with exclusive use of the balcony to watch the game next to the bar.

Steve Hanley

We will also have ex-Sale Sharks and England Legend Steve Hanley as MC for the day in hospitality. He will interview coaches and players in the Suite @Sale FC prior to the game for you to gain an insight into what happens on game day and the mood in the changing room.
Click on the blue buttons to order a place! 

Menu (France vs England)

Pot-au-Feu of Slow Roast Belly Pork
Spring Vegetable Fricassee and Pomme Puree.
Followed by
Somerset Apple Crumble and Brandy Custard.

The Six Nations

All Games will be shown on the big screen in the clubhouse

The Club

Bars will be open from 12:30pm
Pre-Match Hospitality served at 1:15

Sale edge thriller with Moseley to secure 5-point win

Entertainment galore at Heywood Road as Sale defeat Moseley

High-flying Birmingham Moseley headed North looking for a fifth straight league success against a Sale side whose own winning run had come to an end the previous week.

The visitors started the stronger and were soon in front when fly half, Tighe Maxwell-Whiteley, benefited from a charge down to make his way over the try line and then convert. 0-7

Moseley were looking dangerous with the ball in hand with centre, Oli Allsopp, particularly prominent, but the Dogs worked their way into the game and reduced the arrears on 20 minutes when Tom Curtis made no mistake with a penalty kick from directly in front of the posts. 3-7

Two minutes later the blue and whites took the lead as winger, Tom Brady, picked up a knock on in midfield and raced in from 40 metres; Curtis added the extras. 10-7

The situation worsened for the Midlanders in the 25th minute when prop, David Langley, was shown a yellow card, Tom Curtis making no mistake with the resulting penalty. 13-7

A few minutes later the hosts took full advantage of their numerical superiority, keeping the ball alive superbly before the returning Fergus Mulchrone offloaded for debutant, Tom Burrow, to side step the tackler and make it to the whitewash; Curtis again on target. 20-7

With half-time in sight, Moseley reduced the arrears with a well taken try from winger, Aquile Smith, after good work from Allsopp and Maxwell-Whiteley made no mistake with the conversion. HT 20-14

The away side began the second 40 in similar fashion to the first and were soon back in front when scrum half, Freddie Painter, forced his way to the line after a quick tap penalty; Maxwell-Whiteley slotted the kick. 20-21

Undaunted, back came the Dogs to retake the lead with a try from their own scrum half, Matt Bradley, who sniped down the side of a ruck to score before Curtis continued his fine afternoon from the tee. 27-21

The tit for tat nature of the scoring continued, Moseley fashioning a try from short range through the impressive Allsopp with Maxwell-Whiteley also continuing his perfect afternoon with the boot. 27-28

With just over 10 minutes to play, Curtis edged the Dogs in front with a straightforward penalty before Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas scored the try of the afternoon, dancing his way to the line after superb hands in the backs; Curtis made it 7 kicks from 7. 37-28

With time in the red, the visitors were awarded a penalty and Maxwell-Whiteley opted for the posts to secure a deserved second bonus point. FT 37-31

A terrific game of rugby between two sides who went at it hammer and tong all afternoon with the Dogs securing an impressive bonus point win.

A Week of Recognition

England Come Calling

This week we have had the exciting news that one of our current Sale FC 1861 players Sophie Hopkins has been selected into the England U20’s training Squad hot on the heels of the announcement that Ben Bamber and one of our props from last season James Harper have both been selected for the England A Squad. The club are delighted for all three players and wish them the best of luck for their upcoming games.