MATCH PREVIEW: MACCLESFIELD V WIDNES

24 Sep 2022 | Match Preview

The Silkmen return to the Leasing.com Stadium this afternoon, in order to contest our Isuzu FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round match against Widnes.

After storming through the First Qualifying Round with an emphatic 7 – 0 victory against Tadcaster Albion, Danny Whitaker will be hoping that his side will show the same clinical edge against the fellow NPL West Division side.

Our visitors currently reside within nineteenth position in the league, having accumulated two points from their five games played.

They secured their spot in the Second Qualifying Round with a penalty shootout victory over Skelmersdale United and will welcome Michael Ellison to the managerial hot-seat for the very first time today.

Ellison was installed earlier this week following the dismissal of Dave Dempsey and there can be no doubt that he will be looking to start his tenure with progression this afternoon.

TEAM NEWS

Lewis Fensome continues to recover from a hamstring injury sustained against Tadcaster Albion, whilst Dan Cowan is also ruled-out as he continues his rehabilitation after sustaining a knee injury.

TICKETS

Tickets remain ahead of this afternoon’s game to home supporters only 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.

Tickets 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.

Tickets from the previously scheduled date remain valid, but those relating to the Newcastle Town home game originally scheduled for this evening are not valid.

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. 

No tickets will be available to away supporters on the gate.

PROGRAMMES

A matchday programme will be on sale from around the ground today, priced at £1.00.

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 14:45.

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 everyone this today, as we provide you with the best pre and post-match experience.

In addition, the wonderfully talented Lucy Cooper will be performing live after the game, so please do pay us a visit and be mesmerised by her incredible voice.

FAN ZONE

Our amazing new Fan Zone will also be fully open from 13:00 this afternoon.

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.

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