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Match Previews

Match Preview: Port Vale v Macclesfield Town

27 April 2019

Macclesfield Town head over to Vale Park this afternoon, as we contest our last away game of this rollercoaster ride of the the season against John Askey's Valiants.

This is unquestionably our most crucial game since that glorious day down at Eastleigh last year - with the prize exactly the same, a place in the EFL.

Not so long ago we had been written off, but here we are knowing that victory could secure our cherished status. In terms of defiance, it would be a feat which would remain etched into the history books forevermore.

As such, there is sure to be a large and vociferous Silkmen following at Vale Park this afternoon and no matter what happens we will fight for everything we have together.

Speaking ahead of the game, Sol stated that whilst a vibrant and passionate atmosphere in the stands will undoubtedly help the lads the players must remain focused -

In terms of injury news, Nathan Cameron, Ben Stephens and James Pearson were all forced to miss the Easter Monday clash with Newport County - with the trio expected to be in a fitness race ahead of this afternoon's encounter.

The Valiants currently lie in twentieth position, having accumulated 48 points from their 44 games played and come into the game after a credible one-all draw with MK Dons on Monday.

Tom Conlon gave Vale the lead three minutes after the interval, yet David Wheeler equalised just four minutes later for Paul Tisdale's promotion-seeking Dons.

The Valiants have entertained their own fans on twenty-two occasions this season - winning seven of these, drawing three and losing twelve.

Last time out, John Askey's side suffered a 4 - 1 defeat at the hands of Stevenage.

John spoke to the press ahead of the game yesterday and stated -“

"We want to finish the season with two wins to go into the summer.

"Obviously we are pleased that we are safe, but we want to win the game and get to the fifty point mark.

"It's a massive game for them and hopefully they will stay up, but we want to win and the main thing is how we play in front of the home crowd. We want to finish off right and play some good football"

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Match Reports

Match Report: Port Vale 0-1 Macclesfield Town

27 April 2019

Macclesfield Town recorded a crucial win as a stunning David Fitzpatrick strike sealed all three points at Vale Park.

Both teams looked cautious early on and appeared reluctant to risk too much in the opening exchanges, with a Luke Hannant header the pick of the chances early on.

Callum Evans tried to catch Scott Brown out at his near post, but the Vale keeper adjusted quickly to deal with Evans’ driven effort.

Elliott Durrell looked to push at the Vale defence, and midway through the first period he found himself free down the right-hand side, but his cross drifted away from Smith and into the side netting.

Reece Cole replaced the injured Ben Stephens and produced a dangerous cross on the 40-minute mark, but Fiacre Kelleher’s header drifted just wide of the far post.

Cole was involved once more just moments later as his shot from the edge of the box was parried away by Brown, before the Vale defence cleared the ball to safety.

Macc conjured one more opportunity before half time, but the referee blew for the interval just as Kelleher was about to shoot from just inside the area, much to the dismay of the Silkmen players and travelling fans.

Macc came out with intent in the second period, with Reece Cole and Harry Smith forcing Scott Brown into two early saves.

Michael Rose then came close as he tried his luck from the edge of the area, but he slipped upon making contact with the ball and his shot flew harmlessly wide.

Smith then tested Brown once more, but the Vale keeper did well to deny Harry from close in.

Then came the goal, Fitzpatrick found himself with space on the edge of the area and unleashed a thunderous drive into the top left-hand corner to give Macc a deserved lead.

Danny Elliott came close to drawing the hosts level with 20 minutes to go, but he could only find the side netting from a tight angle.

Smith then tried to double our advantage as he was played in down the right, but his left footed flick was easy for Brown to deal with.

Vale applied pressure late on, but Macc held on to record a crucial victory.

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Ticket News

Port Vale Tickets On Sale Until Noon Today

26 April 2019

Macclesfield Town make the short journey over to Vale Park tomorrow afternoon, as Port Vale provide the opposition for our final Sky Bet League Two away game of the season.

Ahead of the match, we are pleased to advise that tickets are now available from the Moss Rose - with prices representing a £2.00 saving compared to those in operation on the day.

Advanced prices are as follows -

Ticket Type Age Price
Adults 22 - 61 £20.00
Senior 62+ £15.00
Young Adults 18 - 21 £15.00
Junior 17 - 12 £8.00
Under 12 0 - 11 Free
Carers   Free

Tickets will remain on sale until noon today.

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