Category: Rugby

Sale FC 1861

Sale FC 1861 Fixtures

We’re delighted to announce the Sale FC 1861 fixtures are now out. The team will be playing in Championship 2 North again this season, but with some new additions to the league, notably Firwood Waterloo and Driffield RUFC from the East Riding of Yorkshire who will be our first home game on the 2nd October!

The fixture list is here and all fixtures can be dowloaded onto your calendar with the links.

Senior Colts Cheshire Plate Semi Final

This Sunday 20th March, Sale FC Colts take on Crewe-Nantwich Colts in the Semi-Final of the Cheshire Plate at Heywood Road.

KO 2pm

Prior to KO we are having pre-match hospitality in the Suite @Sale FC.

Pre Match Hospitality

Our executive Chef Eugene Mouton is preparing a fantastic Sunday Carvery

  • Adult £15
  • Under 16’s £7.50

Tickets available here

James Robins is mobbed after the last gasp win

Last Gasp Win

This weekend for the third game in a row, Sale FC left it late for another last gasp win. Relying on a James Robins penalty to grab an unlikely victory from Rams 22-21. At one point, Sale FC were 16 points down against the 4th placed Rams who spent long periods of the game with possession and seemingly holding the upper hand. However, this is a team who appear to have no idea when to stop. The spirit of the team is epitomised by one of the coaches, Neil Briggs, who came on as a replacement for Jordan Tebbatt leading from the front despite picking up an injury himself. For all the statistics, video try lights and photos click here

Despite the scoreline, the team stuck to their strategy, trusted each other and when James Robbins stepped up to take a penalty with time up, we saw yet another remarkable comeback at Heywood Road. Make no mistake, this was a get out of jail card. Rams dominated for large parts of the game and it took all the resilience of the dogs to snatch the victory on 81 minutes. We are currently in third place in the table and we only have six games left this season with four of those are at home!

This weekend, on our Ladies day, we have the resurgent Darlington Mowden Park visiting Heywood Road and we’re looking to get a massive crowd down.

We have a break for a few weeks and then on the 2nd April Cinderford travel up from the Forest of Dean.

photos courtesy of Dr. Gareth Lyons

Rouban Birch

Sale FC vs Rosslyn Park

Sale FC vs Rosslyn Park

A tight game with the match winning try at the death from Fergus Mulchrone. The whole team stuck it out in the mud to beat the league leaders in a tight contest at the CorpAcq stadium. With eight minutes to go, Rosslyn Park were 10 points clear. Two converted tries in four minutes created scenes of delight at Heywood Road as they beat Rosslyn Park for the first time in the modern era of the club.

For Match Statistics, photographs and the “Trylights” follow this link