CLUB STATEMENT: SILKMEN TERRACE

06 Aug 2022 | Latest News

In light of the scenes witnessed in the Silkmen Terrace during this afternoon’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Wythenshawe Town, Macclesfield FC can confirm that the stand will only be open to away fans going forward.

The Club have worked hard to prevent such scenes from occurring and enjoys a vibrant working relationship with both the local council and Cheshire Police.

Indeed, the verticle banner placed within the stand was strategically laid solely to aid the segregation that was in place.

Despite this, the stewards quite clearly became overpowered by a few mindless thugs this afternoon – who were clearly intent on violence.

Together with Cheshire Police, the situation was effectively retrieved and disorder kept to a minimum.

This cannot and will not be tolerated at Macclesfield FC and therefore the action to impose full segregation on the Silkmen Terrace needs to be effective immediately.

Director Robert Smethurst stated –

“Macclesfield FC is and always will be a Community Club. I will not let the minority detract us from that.

“As such there can be no alternative but to impose full segregation on the Silkmen Terrace going forward.

“I hope that this has not soured what has undoubtedly been another great victory for us on the pitch today.”

We will be making no further comment on this matter.

More From Our Blog

OPPOSITION FOCUS: MORPETH TOWN

OPPOSITION FOCUS: MORPETH TOWN

This Saturday, we return to the Leasing.com Stadium as we welcome Morpeth Town to SK11.  Michael Clegg's side come into the game off the back of a midweek win against Stafford Rangers. We take a closer look at The Highwaymen. HISTORY  The club was established in 1909....

JUNIOR ACADEMY FOCUS: UNDER 15 SELECT

JUNIOR ACADEMY FOCUS: UNDER 15 SELECT

Our next Junior Academy focus comes in the form of our Under 15 Select side who won their game at the weekend.  The main focus of the game was focusing on defensive transitions and working as a unit. It was a quick start to the game with link-up play in the midfield...

MATCH REPORT: STAFFORD RANGERS

MATCH REPORT: STAFFORD RANGERS

Tom Clare back in the goals for the Silkmen as they beat Stafford Rangers away from home. It took just eight minutes for the visitors to take the lead with great team move that was finished of by Tre Pemberton with a right footed shot on the edge of the six-yard box...

MATCH PREVIEW: STAFFORD RANGERS (A)

MATCH PREVIEW: STAFFORD RANGERS (A)

Macclesfield are back on the road tonight as we make the journey to Stafford Rangers.  Michael Clegg's side will be looking for a response following Saturday's 1-0 defeat away at Worksop Town. The last time the sides met, The Silkmen were 2-0 victors back in September...

JUNIOR ACADEMY FOCUS: UNDER 15 ELITE

JUNIOR ACADEMY FOCUS: UNDER 15 ELITE

Our first Junior Academy focus this week comes from our Under 15 Elite side who were winners in their game at the weekend.  The objectives before the game were to have lots of energy and show desire when defending our penalty area and in front of the goal. Despite...

OPPOSITION FOCUS: STAFFORD RANGERS

OPPOSITION FOCUS: STAFFORD RANGERS

The Silkmen are back in league action once again as we make the journey to take on Stafford Rangers. Michael Clegg's side will be looking to bounce back following Saturday's defeat away at Worksop Town. We take a closer look at our opponents in Stafford Rangers....