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Match Previews

Match Preview: Cambridge United vs Macclesfield Town

5 October 2019

Macclesfield Town travel to Cambridge United this afternoon as we face the U’s in Sky Bet League Two action.

The Silkmen visit the Abbey Stadium on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Colchester United last weekend in a match in which Macc were unfortunate to not take all three points.

This is what assistant Steve Gritt had to say ahead of the match:

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As for our opposition, Cambridge come into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw away at Stevenage, with a late Sam Smith goal rescuing a point for the U’s.

They fell to defeat in their last game at the Abbey Stadium, a 1-0 loss to Swindon Town, and Macc will be hoping for a similar outcome this afternoon.

With a record of four wins, three draws and three defeats this season, our hosts have enjoyed a solid start to the season and find themselves in 11th place in the Sky Bet League Two standings, two points and six places above the Silkmen.

Despite their solid start to the season, Cambridge have only won at the Abbey Stadium once so far this campaign, and Macc will be looking to extend that run this afternoon.

This is what Cambridge manager Colin Calderwood had to say ahead of the game:

“They have gone beyond the problem of the manager leaving and the new manager coming in.

“They have had some good results and they are certainly, with our home form, we have got to show the upmost respect and approach this game in a real professional way.

“It is also an opportunity for us to get started at home and try and win. Whether it’s Macclesfield, Mansfield or Swindon, we have got to try and win these matches home and away.”

Ticket information for the game can be found here.

You can read about players who have represented both clubs by clicking on the relevant link.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Cambridge United 2-2 Macclesfield Town

5 October 2019

A Sam Smith header salvaged a point for Cambridge United after the Silkmen threatened to complete an unlikely comeback courtesy of two goals in the space of three second half minutes.

An early Jack Roles strike was cancelled out by Theo Archibald midway through the second half before Arthur Gnahoua put Macc ahead just moments later.

It was not to be, however, as Sam Smith looped a header over Evans to ensure that the points would be shared.

Paddy Osadebe had the first shot of the match, but his speculative strike from distance bobbled wide of the Cambridge goal.

A matter of minutes later, Cambridge took the lead.

Midfielder Jack Roles struck a venomous half-volley goalward and the ball flew past Owen Evans as our hosts took an early lead.

Macc were particularly threatening from set plays in the first half, with Connor Kirby finding Miles Welch-Hayes and Fiacre Kelleher on separate occasions; but both headers flew just wide of the Cambridge goal as Macc searched for an equaliser.

Cambridge almost doubled their advantage between these Macc efforts, but Kyle Knoyle could only hit the top of the Macc crossbar with a header.

Macc’s best chance of the half came the way of Theo Archibald, but he couldn’t hit the target after Cambridge goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov failed to deal with a cross from the right-hand side.

The introduction of Joe Ironside at the break gave Macc a different option going forward and we would strike twice in three minutes to turn the game around midway through the second period.

Theo Archibald levelled the scores with an effort which looped over Dimitar Mitov and into the net following a lay off from Fiacre Kelleher.

We lead moments later as Arthur Gnahoua saw his goalward strike deflected into the net to give us the lead for the first time in the game.

Our jubilation would be relatively short lived, however, as Sam Smith headed the ball over Owen Evans and into the back of the net to secure a point for our hosts.

Theo Vassell had a good chance to win the game in stoppage time, but his header had too much on it and it flew behind for a goal kick.

The result sees the Silkmen climb a place in the Sky Bet League Two standings to sixteenth ahead of Port Vale’s visit to the Moss Rose next weekend.


Line Ups:

Cambridge United

1. Dimitar Mitov

2. Kyle Knoyle

4. George Taft (c)

7. Luke Hannant

16. Harry Darling

18. Marc Richards (Dallas 75')

19. Reggie Lambe

20. Sam Smith

22. Paul Lewis

30. Jack Roles

34. Elliott Ward (Dunk 69')

Unused Substitutes: Callum Burton, George Maris, Louis John, Leon Davies, Ben Worman.


Macclesfield Town

1. Owen Evans

3. Eddie Clarke (David Fitzpatrick 87')

5. Fiacre Kelleher (c)

6. Theo Vassell

7. Arthur Gnahoua (Ben Stephens 84')

8. Jay Harris

11. Theo Archibald

12. Miles Welch-Hayes

14. Connor Kirby

19. Virgil Gomis (Joe Ironside 46')

20. Emmanuel Osadebe

Unused Substitutes: Reice Charles-Cook, Brice Ntambwe, Michael Rose.

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Ticket News

Cambridge Ticket News

3 October 2019

Macclesfield Town make the journey down to The Abbey Stadium this coming Saturday, as we face Cambridge United in another Sky Bet League Two fixture.

We have now received ticket details in relation to this game, with prices set as per the below

Adult: £20.00
64 and over: £15.00
Full Time Student: £15.00
18-23: £15.00
Armed Forces: £15.00
Under 18: £10.00
Under 12: £5.00
Tickets purchased in advance are subject to a £2.00 saving and you can claim yours by following the link here

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