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13 August 2019 Venue Bloomfield Road Attendance

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Match Preview: Blackpool vs Macclesfield Town

13 August 2019

Macclesfield Town make the relatively short journey over to Lancashire tonight, as we face Blackpool in the Carabao Cup First Round.
 
Buoyed from a scintillating performance last Saturday, Sol Campbell's side will be looking to secure progress in the competition and record our fourth League One scalp since returning to the EFL last August.
 
Indeed, the last time we met The Seasiders was here at the Moss Rose in the Checkatrade Trophy last September.
 
The match ended in a dramatic three-all draw, yet Macc would claim a 5 - 3 penalty victory to continue our exemplary shoot-out record.
 
The Silkmen also knocked two League One sides out of the Carabao Cup last season - with both Bradford City and Walsall being eliminated by Mark Yates' side.
 
The Seasiders have made a perfect start to their League One season - after securing maximum points from their first two outings.
 
They opened the 2019/20 season with a 2 - 0 home victory against Bristol Rovers and followed this up with a 3 - 1 away victory at Southend United last Saturday.
 
Simon Grayson's men are experiencing somewhat of a resurgence of late and the whole vibe around the club is one of positivity and optimism.
 
There is no doubt that Macc have an incredibly tough test awaiting this evening, yet it is a game that we go into with no fear and confident that we will put on another inspired showing.
 
Don't forget that if the game is level at the end of ninety minutes, then there will be no extra-time and the match will head straight to a penalty shoot-out competition.
 
We really need you all behind us this evening, as the support that you give us unquestionably plays a massive role in driving us forward.
 
Tickets are available on the night and are priced as follows -
 
Adults: £10

Over 65: £8

Under 16: £5

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Match Reports

Match Report: Blackpool 2 V 2 Macclesfield Town (2 - 4 On Pens)

13 August 2019

Underdogs Macclesfield Town upset League One side Blackpool on penalties to advance to the second round of the Carabao Cup thanks in part to the hero of the night, Owen Evans.

Evans was in phenomenal form in front of goal as he saved two penalties and then stepped up to take the winning spot-kick, as he comfortably slotted it home into the bottom left corner. Macclesfield now will play Grimsby Town in the second round during the week commencing the 26th of August.

The Silkmen came into the game with four changes from Saturday’s 3-0 victory against Leyton Orient. Jacob Blyth, Corey O’Keefe, Connor Kirby and Fraser Horsfall all promoted to the starting line-up.

Blackpool took the lead in the first half hour of the game with a header into the far corner by former Crewe Alexandra player Ollie Turton which caught Macclesfield keeper Owen Evans by surprise.

However, it didn’t take long for the game to even up again as Blackpool defender Rocky Bushiri put the ball into his own net after a looping cross from new signing Jacob Blyth. The Belgian is currently on a season long loan spell at Blackpool from Norwich City in the Premier League.

Sol Campbells tactical substitutions paid off as Paddy Osadebe put through Virgil Gomis smashed home the ball off the bar and into the back of the Blackpool keepers net for his first goal in a Silkmen shirt to put Macc ahead in the second half.

In the dying moments of the game Macclesfield heavily relied on their defending as Blackpool applied the pressure to try and grab a goal. However, a Blackpool player was fouled in the box and Armond Gnanduillet converted from the spot in the 90thminute.

The skipper Fiacre Kelleher continued his fine form this season for The Silkmen and looked almost unstoppable in the centre of a five-man defence. Corey O’Keefe made his debut on the night for Macc and looked promising in midfield.

In a game that didn’t see many chances for Macc, Blackpool were not efficient enough in front of goal and suffered defeat under former Sunderland Manager Simon Grayson.

Sullay Kaikai was the biggest threat against Macc during the game as he came close to scoring a freekick from 30 yards out early in the second half. The winger started his career in Crystal Palace’s youth system.

Grayson’s team started their season undefeated in League One as they defeated both Bristol Rovers and Southend United in comfortable fashion. Last season they reached the fourth round of competition but lost to Arsenal in a close game.

Macclesfield now look forward to continuing their winning form into league competition as we take on Northampton Town away at the weekend in our third fixture of the 2019/20 League Two season.

 

By Leif Payne

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Ticket News

Blackpool Ticket News

13 August 2019

Ahead of this evening's Carabao Cup First Round tie at Blackpool, we can confirm ticket arrangements at Bloomfield Road.

The match will kick-off at 19:45 and Silkmen fans will be in seated blocks P and Q, which can be accessed via turnstiles 11 and 12.

Tickets will be available on the night, priced at the following -

Adults: £10

Over 65: £8

Under 16: £5

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