MATCH PREVIEW: MACCLESFIELD V CLITHEROE

13 Aug 2022 | Match Preview

After what seems like an eternity since the end of our glorious title-winning campaign, The Silkmen commence their first-ever season at Step Four of the non-league pyramid this afternoon.

With the standout performers retained from last season and a wealth of high-quality signings joining the squad, there can be no doubt that everyone at the Club has high hopes for the coming months.

We will be the team that everyone wants to beat and we have to thrive off that pressure.

After just missing out on the play-offs last term, Clitheroe will certainly harbour ambitions of promotion this time around.

The certainly have the talent to achieve that – with Sephton Gonzales one of the most feared strikers in the division.

We are all set for what promises to be an enthralling game, as Danny Whitaker embarks upon his quest for back-to-back titles.

TEAM NEWS

With the exception of Zeki Fryers, Danny Whitaker has a fully-fit squad at his disposal ahead of this afternoon’s fixture,

Everyone will be itching to start what represents another historic encounter, with new signing Joe Bunney available if called upon.

TICKETS

Tickets remain ahead of this afternoon’s game and can be purchased either online via the link HERE or at our Club Reception from 12:30.

Supporters are asked to arrive early to avoid the risk of queues – especially in this heat!

These are priced at –

  • Adults: £12.00
  • Concessions: £9.00
  • Students: £7.00
  • Under-18s: £5.00
  • Under 12s: £2.00
  • Disabled / Carer: FREE

Please note that Disabled and Carer tickets can only be claimed from our Club Reception on production of relevant identification.

All Under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.

MATCH ARRANGEMENTS

Today represents a Category B fixture.

Away supporters will be allocated c.100 seats in the north end of the Moss Lane stand (closest to the Silkmen Terrace). A line of stewards will form a barrier separating home and away fans accordingly.

Travelling fans will enter the Stadium via the turnstiles located in between the Silkmen Terrace and Moss Lane Stand.

The Silkmen Terrace will be open exclusively for home fans and access to it will be via any other turnstile – or Club Reception.

The segregation gate separating the Silkmen Terrace and Moss Lane Stand will be in operation, with toilets and refreshment facilities (including the temporary Butch’s Bar) located behind the terrace. 

PROGRAMMES

Our brand-new 64-page matchday programme will be on sale from around the ground today, priced at £3.00.

It is packed with the latest Silkmen news, views and features – so make sure that you claim your copy!

In addition to this, one lucky reader will be walking away with a fantastic prize – so do keep an eye out.

COMMENTARY

If you can’t make the game then fear not, as the dulcet tones of Matthew Todd will be providing full-match commentary via our Mixlr channel from around 14:50.

You can access this via the link HERE.

MATCH UPDATES

We will also be providing live match updates on our Facebook and Twitter channels this afternoon.

For those who don’t have social media profiles, then you can access our Twitter feed via the homepage of our website.

Scroll down until you see “Social Wall” and you will be able to watch all the drama unfold.

BAR TWENTY SEVEN

Bar Twenty Seven will be open to all members from noon, as we provide you with the best pre-match experience.

We will be showing the Aston Villa vs Everton game ahead of our season-opener, so please do join us.

After the match, Bar Twenty Seven will be open to all, as we reflect on the day’s main talking points.

Live coverage of the Brentford vs Manchester United game will also be shown – so do join us to kick-start your Saturday evening!

FAN ZONE

Our amazing new Fan Zone will be fully open this afternoon – complete with barbecue area.

Doors open at 12:00 , with the entry price for non-members set at £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.

The area provides an incredible vantage point to savour the pre-match atmosphere, watch the game and discuss all the main talking points after the final whistle.

Give it a go today – you wont be disappointed!

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