The fixtures for the Premier Division of The National Conference were released on the 19th December. Guess what. It has produced the expected balls up that was predicted as indicated below :-
Saturday 18th April 2015
Rochdale Mayfield v Siddal Kick off 2.30pm
Rochdale Hornets v Barrow Kick off 5.30pm
Saturday 9th May 2015
Rochdale Mayfield v Lock Lane Kick off 2.30pm
Rochdale Hornets v Swinton Kick off 5.30pm
Saturday 16th May 2015
Rochdale Mayfield v Wigan St Pats Kick off 2.30pm
Rochdale Hornets v Oxford Kick off 5.30pm
Saturday 27th June 2015
Rochdale Mayfield v Leigh Miners Kick off 2.30pm
Rochdale Hornets v Hemel Hempstead Kick off 5.30pm
This is going to leave quite a number of rugby fans have to make a choice that would not have been needed if the decision to play the 4 matches had been delayed until the NCL fixtures were known. Hornets need all the fans they can muster and this will only go to see fewer bums on seats. It also makes the decision on a season ticket another consideration.
What do you think ? The last two Saturdays could produce a far better game at Mayfield.