Mighty Maids seal promotion (23.04.04)

A STORMING win over local rivals Marlow clinched the South West 2 East title and automatic promotion for Maidenhead Rugby Club on Saturday. more

Derby clash is final hurdle (16.04.04)

A VERY HEALTHY points-difference advantage and a two-point lead at the top has all but guaranteed Maidenhead Rugby Club of automatic promotion and the division title. more

It's in the bag for Maids (08.04.04)

Maidenhead Rugby Club all but guaranteed their promotion back to South West 1 with an astonishing display of total rugby at Braywick on Saturday, as they dismantled Oakmeadians to record a massive 62-3 win. more

Once more unto the breach (02.04.04)

ONLY two games now separate Maidenhead RFC from automatic promotion and an emotional return to South West Division 1. more

Coach focused on winning as season drags on (19.03.04)

MAIDS know that with two league matches remaining the South West Division 2 East title is theirs for the taking, so long as they can maintain their focus in a fractured climax to the season. more

Battle over but war goes on (12.03.04)

MAIDENHEAD'S victory over title rivals Swanage & Wareham may have won them the battle but the war goes on. more

Maids knock Swans off perch (05.03.04)

A HUGE crowd of more than 600 people turned out to watch Maidenhead RFC crush Swanage & Wareham's title hopes in an enthralling clash at Braywick on Saturday. more

Irresistible Maids meet immovable Swans (27.02.04)

THE immovable object meets the irresistible force at Braywick tomorrow (Saturday), as league leaders Maidenhead take on title rivals Swanage & Wareham. more

Frome to face Maids backlash

STRUGGLERS Frome could feel the wrath of Maidenhead RFC tomorrow (Saturday) as the title-chasers endeavour to hit their peak before the potential title-decider with Swanage the following week. more

Chipps back on menu (13.02.04)

AFTER a week's lay-off, Maidenhead return to league action at Braywick tomorrow (kick-off 2.30pm), when they take on one-time title hopefuls Chippenham. more

Coach praises gritty win (06.02.04)

AN EMOTIONAL Simon Edwards heaped praise on his players this week, after they ground out a gritty 20-5 victory over Reading Abbey in truly dreadful conditions. more

Maids pray for Abbey's ruin (30.01.04)

MAIDS face one of their toughest tests of the season tomorrow (Saturday), when they travel to Reading to face old foes Abbey. more

Edwards wearing national crown (23.01.04)

CLUB coach Simon Edwards is celebrating national success, after leading the South West Region's under 18 club colts to the England divisional title for the first time in their history. more

Coach enthused by quality rugby (16.01.04)

A THOROUGHLY entertaining display of running rugby had the crowd on their feet at Braywick on Saturday. more

In-form Maids are 'buzzing' (09.01.03)

LONG-TIME league leaders Swanage & Wareham RFC came to grief on the muddy fields of Oakmeadians on Saturday, opening a direct route to promotion for ever-improving Maidenhead RFC. more

Will Windsor spoil the party? (02.01.04)

MAIDENHEAD RFC coach Simon Edwards is hoping for a more fluent and open match against rivals Windsor tomorrow (Saturday) following a spoiling-dominated affair at Braywick earlier in the season. more

Maids focus on fourth local derby (19.12.03)

A FOURTH local derby in the space of five games sees Maidenhead back in league action at Braywick tomorrow (Saturday), when they face old rivals High Wycombe, kick-off 2.15pm. more

Edwards happy at half-way stage (12.12.03)

SATURDAY'S dogged 23-19 win over a battling Oakmeadians side maintained Maidenhead's momentum into the second half of the season, giving coach Simon Edwards the confidence to target a 100 per cent winning run in. more

Still lacking that killer instinct (05.12.03)

A GOOD win over Marlow failed to placate Maidenhead coach Simon Edwards this week, as he criticised his payers for a lack of killer instinct. more

Old foes go head to head (28.11.03)

MAIDS go head to head with old foes Marlow in a very local derby at Braywick tomorrow (Saturday), kick-off 2.15pm, with both clubs targeting the game for very different reasons. more

Edwards' fury at shock defeat (21.11.03)

A SHOCK defeat to Spartans in the Powergen Cup had Maidenhead coach Simon Edwards spitting with rage this week. more

Mixed reactions to one-sided win (14.11.03)

SATURDAY'S emphatic win over Windsor was greeted with mixed reactions by Maidenhead coach Simon Edwards this week. more

Edwards faces derby hurdle (07.11.03)

SATURDAY'S big win over Stow has stoked Maidenhead's title ambitions and elevated them from top-half also-rans to joint promotion favourites. more

Maids are in best form for years (31.10.03)

DESPITE a mounting injury list which has reached double figures, Maidenhead RFC head for Stow-on-the-Wold tomorrow (Saturday) confident of success. more

Springboks springboard (24.10.03)

MAIDENHEAD Rugby Club underlined their bold title ambitions this week, by signing former South African under 19 internationals Jacques Botha and Drikus Mienie. more

Maids gain winning habit (17.10.03)

RECORDS are made to be broken, but Reading Abbey RFC saw theirs smashed at Braywick Park on Saturday, as Maidenhead RFC poured on the passion to record a 22-17 win over the previously unbeaten league leaders. more

Abbey test for Maids (10.10.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC face their toughest test of the season tomorrow (Saturday), when they take on rampant Reading Abbey at Braywick, kick-off 3pm. more

Fielke kicked into touch (03.10.03)

THE surprise sacking of 1st team coach Brenton Fielke rocked Braywick this week, with Maidenhead Rugby Club blaming below par performances for the split. more

Maids gain from lessons learned (26.09.03)

MAIDENHEAD coach Brenton Fielke remained philosophical after Saturday's heavy defeat to Chinnor, as he prepared to take the lessons learned from the match forward into the current league campaign. more

Close but not close enough (19.09.03)

MAIDS had their first taste of defeat in South West 2 (East) on Saturday, leaking two late tries in a 25-10 reverse at Swanage & Wareham. more

Coach wants more (12.09.03)

COACH Brenton Fielke saw his side in league action for the first time on Saturday, as they ran in try after try against Dorset outfit Wimborne. more

Pressure on from the off (04.09.03)

MAIDENHEAD Rugby Club kick-off a new season at Braywick tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm), when the pressure will be on from the off. more

'Rusty' Maids are brought into line

MAIDENHEAD coach Brenton Fielke got his first look at his team in action on Wednesday during their defeat at the hands of the Army. more

Bryant to lead troops (15.08.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC's new coach Brenton Fielke will have his first opportunity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of his squad in action when they take the field for a friendly on Wednesday. more

Running rugby on Maids' menu (01.08.03)

NEW 1st team coach Brenton Fielke is happy with Maidenhead's preparations for the new season and is promising the fans some attractive running rugby. more

Aussie rules at Braywick Park (12.06.03)

AUSTRALIAN international sevens fullback Brenton Fielke has taken over as first team coach at Maidenhead Rugby Club. more

Tit for tat appointments open title bids (30.05.03)

MARLOW and Maidenhead rugby clubs have opened up an early front in the South West Division 2 (East) promotion battle, with tit for tat changes in personnel. more

Maids 'didn't deserve it' (17.04.03)

RESULTS elsewhere consigned Maidenhead RFC to another season in South West 2 (East) at the weekend, as Swanage & Wareham claimed the Division's single promotion play-off spot, with an impressive 15-8 win at Abbey. more

Maids praying for Abbey's aid (11.04.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC's season comes to an uncertain climax tomorrow (Saturday), with a largely irrelevant clash against relegated Grove at Braywick. more

Edwards calls in favours (04.04.03)

DESPITE defeat in their crucial clash with Oxford Harlequins on Saturday, Maidenhead RFC are still confident of securing a promotion play-off spot, with a little help from their friends. more

Prestigious cup run is curtailed (28.03.03)

MAIDENHEAD Colts' impressive national cup run finally came to an end on Saturday in the quarter-final stage to a useful London Irish side. more

Run-ins to test the best (28.03.03)

AFTER a long, hard season, South West Division 2 East will now be decided by the final two games, with three teams all in contention for the title. more

Promotion battle goes to the wire (28.03.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC's see-saw season seems destined to go to the wire, after promotion rivals Oxford Harlequins had their title challenge rudely interrupted by Abbey on Saturday. more

Maids start to tick (21.03.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC continued to develop an expansive style of play on Saturday, as they sprayed the ball around in a comfortable 38-17 win over Wimborne. more

Maids shift tactics to secure play-off (14.03.03)

A SHIFT in emphasis eventually saw Maidenhead RFC run Salisbury ragged on Saturday, a tactic the club may now employ against Wimborne, who are the visitors to Braywick tomorrow (Saturday). more

Maids cannot afford any more slip-ups (07.03.03)

AN EXCRUCIATINGLY narrow 24-22 setback against Swanage and Wareham on Saturday realistically ended Maidenhead RFC's chances of automatic promotion out of South West Division 2 East. more

Make or break? (27.02.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC head to Dorset on Saturday, for a make-or-break decider at Swanage & Wareham. more

Da Silva kicks Maids to victory (20.02.03)

NEW signing Anton da Silva made an immediate impact on his debut for the club, in Maids' successful Berkshire Cup clash with Reading, on Sunday. more

Successive Salisbury no-shows (20.02.03)

SALISBURY RFC's apparent reluctance to play at Braywick worked to Maidenhead's advantage this week. more

Lady luck smiles on flukey Maids (13.02.03)

RESULTS in South West Division 2 (East) could hardly have gone better for Maidenhead RFC on Saturday, as all three of their promotion rivals slumped to shock defeats. more

Chips down for Maids (06.02.03)

A DAMAGING 18-10 defeat to fellow promotion-chasers Chippenham has left Maidenhead RFC with a real headache. more

Chips on the menu for confident Maids (30.01.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC have Chippenham in their sights, as they travel to Wiltshire tomorrow (Saturday) seeking their 12th win on the trot. more

Colts gun down Shoguns (23.01.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC Colts have the National Knockout Cup in their sights, following a stunning 17-5 victory over last year's beaten finalists Bristol Shoguns Academy. more

Crunch encounters are yet to come (23.01.03)

A BIG win over Abbey sent Maidenhead RFC to the top of South West Division 2 (East) this week, adding further impetus to the club's promotion campaign. more

Match abandoned as skippers fail to agree (11.01.03)

MAIDENHEAD'S home clash with Salisbury on Saturday was frustratingly postponed one hour before kick-off because the captains could not agree if the pitch was playable. more

Maids in the comfort zone (09.01.03)

MAIDENHEAD extended their unbeaten run in South West 2 (East) to nine games on Saturday, with a rugged, bloody and ultimately comfortable 21-5 win over a tough Stow on the Wold side. more

There are lies, damned lies... (03.01.03)

MAIDENHEAD RFC enter the second half of the season in third place in South West Division 2 East on points difference and on the back of seven successive wins. more

Windsor are next challenge for Maids (19.12.02)

MAIDENHEAD are on a crest of a wave with six straight league wins in Division 2 which has taken them up to second place.
The latest success was Saturday's 14-0 victory at Dorchester, and a win tomorrow (Saturday) at home to rivals Windsor (kick-off 2.30pm) will set up the Braywick team for a promotion charge in the second half of the season.
Coach Tony Brooks commented: "It's gradually starting to click. We have a good team spirit and this showed against Dorchester.
"I was very pleased with the way we got the job done. In the second half I thought our defence was excellent."
"Now it's local rivals Windsor who won't make life easy for us, that's for sure."

Double boost for title-chasing Maids (12.12.02)

MAIDENHEAD RFC's promotion campaign received a double boost this week, with an exhilarating 31-18 win over title-favourites Oxford Harlequins, and the timely return of mighty Samoan Ray Malesala. more

Harlequins beckon (05.12.02)

MAIDENHEAD churned out another result In South West Division 2 (East) on Saturday, beating struggling Grove 19-13. more

Maids coasting (28.11.02)

A CONVINCING win over Dorchester on Saturday has kept Maidenhead's promotion campaign on track, but coach Tony Brooks claims there is still room for improvement. more

It's all about winning (21.11.02)

"A WIN is a win, and I'll take a one point win over an entertaining game every time," is how Maidenhead RFC coach Tony Brooks viewed his side's narrow 19-8 win over rivals Windsor on Saturday. more

Maids facing battle royal in derby clash (14.11.02)

MAIDENHEAD make the short trip to Windsor tomorrow (Saturday) for a crucial league clash, kick-off 2.30pm. more

Barron quits on top (07.11.02)

ANDY BARRON'S brief tenure as stand-in coach came to an extremely satisfactory conclusion on Saturday, with the 46-7 trouncing of Stow-on-the-Wold, at Braywick. more

Maids make bid for Wold domination (31.10.02)

A COMFORTABLE win over Salisbury on Saturday has put Maidenhead's promotion campaign back on track.

Maids bag a win before Salisbury (24.10.02)

MAIDENHEAD filled Saturday's blank fixture with a 42-17 win over Newbury 2nds, in a confidence boosting friendly at Braywick. more

Scrappy Maids caught by sucker punch (17.10.02)

AN UNSIGHTLY scrap scuppered Maidenhead's chances of keeping their promotion campaign on track this week, when they surrendered a nine-point lead after two of their players were sent off. more

Maids seek winning habit at Abbey (10.10.02)

MAIDENHEAD'S narrow win over Chippenham on Saturday will hardly have their rivals quaking in their boots.
However, the mark of a decent side is winning games when playing badly, which describes Maids to a tee.

Brooks: "It's back to the drawing board" (03.10.02)

AN UNCONVINCING victory over Amersham & Chiltern gave Maidenhead Rugby Club their first points of the season on Saturday.
But the result was a much narrower winning margin than anyone would have expected.

Maids seek out positives (24.09.02)

MAIDENHEAD were dumped out of the Powergen Cup in a 52-10 thumping at Rosslyn Park on Saturday.
However, the club was unexpectedly delighted with the result, as the Maids actually gave a very good account of themselves against National League opposition.

Sabre rattling ends in defeat (19.09.02)

DESPITE an unbeaten run-up to their league campaign, Maidenhead Rugby Club got their promotion push off to the worst possible start on Saturday, losing 24-20 to Swanage & Wareham. more

They shoot horses don't they? (12.09.02)2)

FIRST team coachTony Brooks was given plenty of food for thought during Maidenhead's last-gasp win over Swanage & Wareham in the Powergen Cup on Saturday. more

Win sets up tantalising double-header (05.09.02)

MAIDENHEAD'S victory over Gordano in the Powergen Cup has set up a tantalising double-header against old foes Swanage & Wareham, who travel to Braywick tomorrow (Saturday) for the second round of the competition. more

Cup clash to test Maids' mettle (29.08.02)

LAST week's narrow win over Welsh outfit Llantwit Fadre has given Maidenhead renewed hope for the upcoming season, as they set out in search of promotion. more

Welsh hordes will test club's new structure (15.08.02)

FOLLOWING relegation from South West Division 1 last season, Maidenhead Rugby Club have just one item on their agenda this year - to bounce straight back up. more

Mighty Malesala quits Maidenhead (13.06.02)

MAIDENHEAD Rugby Club's promotion campaign suffered an early set-back this week, as influential No.8 Ray Malesala announced he was leaving the club. more

Plans afoot for rugby renaissance (16.05.02)

MAIDENHEAD Rugby Club's promotion campaign for next season stepped up a gear this week, with a major reshuffle in the coaching set-up. more

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