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Match Preview: Braintree

Posted: Fri 17 Feb 2017

A look ahead to tomorrow's game at the Moss Rose

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Braintree Town’s trip to the Moss Rose.

Team News

John Askey has a few injury concerns going into tomorrow’s game with Danny Whitehead and Antony Dudley remaining absent. Andy Halls was added to the injury list on Wednesday and looks set to miss out.

Betting Tips

For those looking to have a flutter why not consider a 3-1 win for the Silkmen? Macc have won their last two outings against Braintree by a 3-1 scoreline and you can get odds of 12/1 for a repeat on Saturday. You might also want to consider the Silkmen winning to nil given our impressive recent defensive records. You can get odds of 2/1 for this. Don't forget you can claim your free bet at BetHut.

Recent Form

Braintree have only won one of their last five games in all competitions including a 5-2 defeat away at Dulwhich Hamlet in the FA Trophy who were subsequently drawn to face the Silkmen.

John Askey’s men have been in much better form with Macc losing just twice in all competitions this year.

Last Time Out

The Silkmen’s visit to Braintree was the third game of the season and John Askey’s men ran out comfortable 3-1 winners.

Danny Rowe opened the scoring for Macc on 10 minutes and Chris Holroyd added a second 21 minutes later.

Jack Sampson made it three with just over 15 minutes of normal time to play. Braintree added a consolation goal in added on time courtesy of Lee Barnard from the spot.

Both teams finished the game with 10 men on the pitch after Mitch Hancox was sent off late on along with the Iron’s ‘keeper Jamie Butler.

Star Man – Michael Cheek

The 25-year-old striker is Braintree’s top goal score with an impressive total of 12 goals in the National League and FA cup.

11 of those goals came in the league including a brace against Southport back in November and he isn’t just scoring goals – Cheek has four assists to his name in 28 league games.

The striker started his career at Heybridge Swifts before moving to Chelmsford City two seasons later where he made over 40 appearances scoring 15 goals.

Matchday Ticket News


Adult: £19.00

Conc(65&over): £15.00

Student: £5.00

U18: £5.00

U12: £3.00


Adult: £15.00

Conc(65&over): £10.00

Student: £5.00

U18: £5.00

U12: £3.00