Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

1-1
23 February 2019 Venue The People's Pension Stadium Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Recent results

Standings

English Football League - League Two

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Live commentary of this match has not yet started.

toggle inactive

key moments

Updated at

There are currently no key moments to display.

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Match Preview: Crawley Town v Macclesfield Town

22 February 2019

Macclesfield Town are back on the road tomorrow afternoon, as we visit Crawley Town for an exciting Sky Bet League Two clash. 

In December, the Silkmen hosted the Red Devils in Sol Campbell’s first home game in charge and came away with a 2-0 victory courtesy of an Elliott Durrell wonder-strike and a clinical Harry Smith header. 

Now it’s time for the Silkmen’s return journey, which easily clears 200 miles, stretching down the country to The People’s Pension Stadium, where Crawley have not won since 5th January.

Here’s what the Manager had to say ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s fixture… 

 

Crawley are currently nine points ahead of Macc in the table, sitting 17th. They were beaten 3 - 0 by Oldham Athletic in their last home game a fortnight ago, but are unbeaten in their last three on the road. 

The Reds have hosted just two games in their last seven, both ending in loses, so the anticipated return to familiar territory could prove bitter-sweet for Gabriele Cioffi’s side. 

Yet, both Macc and Crawley have accumulated five points from their last five matches, which could make this encounter a very tight contest based on the form guide. 

Here’s what Red’s manager Cioffi told their club website…

“We can’t wait until the game. We’ve had two unlucky performances at home, so we want to get back on a positive track. 

“The game [at Moss Rose] was cold, windy and rainy, but that’s football. We had a lot of chances which we had to finish, meanwhile they had a few shots on goal and they scored. 

“They have to win; they have to perform. Their squad is good at football and their Manager has a good idea of football, so we are keen to challenge a good opponent tomorrow.” 

Tomorrow afternoon marks the fourth meeting between these sides, both teams winning once and the other ending all-square.

Advertisement block

Sky Bet Widget

Match Reports

Match Report: Crawley Town 1 v 1 Macclesfield Town

23 February 2019

With both teams searching for three points to pull them away from the relegation zone, it was a frustrating outing that ended in stalemate at the People’s Pension Stadium this afternoon.
 
A Harry Smith header just before the break was cancelled out five minutes from time by a deflected Lewis Young shot, resulting in the Silkmen’s third draw in as many games.
 
Sol named an almost unchanged side from last week’s draw at the Moss Rose, with Maycock starting ahead of Ntambwe in midfield. The 135 travelling fans were also encouraged to see both Durrell and Lloyd named on the bench. 
 
Meanwhile Crawley manager Gabrielle Cioffi made two changes from the previous game. Manchester United loanee Matty Willock made his debut for The Reds alongside returning midfielder Josh Payne.
 
The game started off at a gallop, with both teams keen to make their mark. Crawley perhaps had the best of the opening few minutes, with Harry Smith forced to take on defending duties after a early home team attack. 
 
Lewis Young was causing problems down the left for Fitzpatrick and debutant Matty Willock impressed with his pace.
 
 
The Silkmen steadied themselves and shaped their first chance just before the 10 minute mark. Welsh-Hayes found the waiting head of Smith at the far post. Smith was only able to head back across goal and Cole’s resulting shot went just wide from a tight angle.
 
Having weathered the early storm, Macc were able to take start to take control with Smith, Wilson and Cole all linking up well. The visitors maintained possession and began to push forward.
 
After another Harry Smith effort was cleared into the stands, Macc were forced to make their first chance of the game after Zak Jules clashed with Palmer. With no direct replacement for the big centre half, Stelios Demetriou came on from the bench to make his Silkmen debut.
 
The forced change broke up the Silkmen’s dominance somewhat and Crawley had their best chance of the half straight after the restart. Demetriou was immediately called into action to deal with an attack on the Silkmen goal, led by the imposing Palmer.
 
The Silkmen regained their composure and began to push forward once more, with attempts from Smith and Cole both dealt with well by the hard working Crawley defender Francomb. 
 
As the game approached the half hour mark, everything seemed to be going to plan for Sol’s Silkmen. Demetriou was getting involved in everything and Macc looked good in possession, building attack after attack.
 
The pressure paid off, with a deserved Harry Smith goal on 40 minutes. Sesay made a mess of a short pass for the home side, allowing Koby Arthur to intercept and whip in a tantalising cross. 
 
Smith did well from a difficult position and was able to head down into the far corner from six yards out.
 
The Silkmen were forced to defend for the remainder of the first half, as the Smith strike seemed to have woken Crawley up. There was much possession but no clear cut chances, other than a weak penalty appeal from Palmer just before the half time whistle.
 
A yellow card for Michael Rose rounded off the half, but the resulting free kick came to nothing and Macc went in at the break as the deserved leaders.
 
HALF TIME Crawley 0 Macc 1
 
With half time scores around League Two displaying mixed results for both teams, the second half was to prove crucial in the search for a victory. 
 
Unfortunately, as was the case against Colchester, Macc were unable to push on and maintain control after the break.
 
Both teams looked lively following the restart but it was Crawley who started to show some promise, although they could only produce half chances going forward. 
 
Macc defended well and were able to force the home team back, but weren’t able to grab a holdof the game. 
 
Another yellow card was produced for the Silkmen, this time for the busy Demetriou after a foul on Sesay.
 
The first real chance of the second spell fell to Crawley, after good work from Willock resulted in a shot from 25 yards out. Blocked by Demetriou, the ball fell back to Willock who ran in and went down in the box after a challenge from the Cypriot. The penalty shout was waved away and the young Crawley forward received a yellow card for simulation - much to the relief of the Macc bench and fans.
 
With the home team continuing to pile on the pressure, they made their first change as midfielder Payne made way for winger Nathaniel-George. Macc continued to defend their slim lead and managed to shape a scrappy chance just after the hour mark, with Arthur being dispossessed following a good run into the box.
 
Crawley were now dominating the game and Silkmen fans were perhaps starting to feel that the slim lead would not be enough to gain all three points. Sol felt it too and brought on Durrell to replace Arthur.
 
Any hopes that the returning fan-favourite could bring that much-needed spark were not to be however. A smattering of yellow cards for both teams framed a tense twenty minutes, as Crawley held possession and searched for a way through.
 
With five minutes remaining of normal time, that way through was realised. Crawley won yet another free kick going forward, which was initially dealt with well by Fitzpatrick. A second block followed before the ball fell to Young, who was given the space to shoot. 
 
O’Hara had the effort covered well but a huge deflection off Kelleher saw the ball drop into the opposite corner, rewarding The Reds’ dominance in the second half.
 
Six minutes of added time was played out with little In the way of chances from either side, and Macc were forced to settle for their third point in as many games.
 
FULL TIME Crawley 1 Macc 1.

Advertisement block

Ticket News

Crawley Ticket News

21 February 2019

Macclesfield Town make the long trip down to West Sussex this Saturday as Crawley Town provide our latest Sky Bet League Two opponents.

Ahead of the game, we are pleased to bring you the ticket news.

All tickets are sold on the day and in line with the below prices -

The People’s Pension Stand (Seated)

Adults: £20

Senior (Over 65): £15

Under 21: £13

Under 18: £10

Under 16: £4

The KR-L Stand (Terrace)

Adults: £16

Seniors (Over 65): £12

Under 21: £11

Under 18: £10

Under 16: £4

Advertisement block

Advertisement block