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Played For Both: Lincoln City

11 September 2018

Macclesfield Town and Lincoln City have a long history together, from Players to Managers to memorable matches.

In total, the two team have shared around fourty-four players and two managers - so we’ve picked a few out ahead of the latest clash this weekend...

Koby Arthur

Having moved to England from Ghana at a young age, Koby caught the eye of a Birmingham City scout and made his first-team debut in 2013, coming on as a sub for another ex-Silkmen, Mitch Hancox. 

The following year Arthur joined Lincoln on a loan until the end of the season, making only six appearances for The Imps before returning to Birmingham.

Koby joined Macclesfield in August 2017 and has made fifteen appearances and scored three goals so far.


Waide Fairhurst

Waide joined Macc in the Summer of 2011 and impressed in the first game of the season, before getting injured as a result of a strong tackle just before half time. A few false starts and competition for places followed, but Waide persisted and was crowned the season top scorer in 2012-13.

Waide made nine appearances for Lincoln and scored twice before coming back to Macclesfield again to finish as top scorer once more. One of those goals, the 45 yard strike against Kidderminster went viral on Youtube and around the world!


Arnaud Mendy

A tall midfielder, originally from France, Mendy joined Macclesfield in July 2011 after failing to break into the first team at Derby. 

Breaking into the side at Macc after a number of injuries, Mendy became a regular in the starting eleven and scored a fair few goals along the way. The most memorable of those was the equaliser against Bolton in the Third Round of the FA Cup to earn a reply at the Reebok (if you haven’t seen the goal, look it up on Youtube, it really is spectacular!)

Mendy joined Luton in 2013 after a successful loan period but failed to make an impact, signing for Lincoln in February 2014. He made thirty-seven appearances for The Imps during the 2014-15 season. 

Mendy is currently at Whitehawk in the Isthmian League Premier


Kevin Sandwith

Kevin joined Lincoln from Halifax in March 2004 for £10,000 after he had scored against them in the Football League Trophy earlier in the season. He spent a season and a half with The Imps before moving over to Macclesfield in 2005.

Kevin struggled to make an impact at first, but persisted to become a reliable and dependable left back. . Kevin moved to Chester the following summer, ironically scoring his first goal for Chester against Macc that September.


Ben Sedgemore

Ben joined the Silkmen in March 1998 for a handsome sum of £25,000, having previously played for Mansfield and Northampton Town. Ben made an impression almost right away, getting sent off for his alleged part in the infamous brawl at the Moss versus Saturday's opponents! 

The rest of his time at Macc was more successful however, eventually establishing himself in his prefered position on the right side of central midfield.

Ben left Macclesfield after one hundred appearances and joined Lincoln, where he spent the next three years. 

Retiring from football in 2011, Ben is currently involved within the Professional Footballers’ Association.


Simon Yeo

A well-liked figure on both the terraces and in the dressing room, Simon had two successful spells at Sincil Bank, making over 130 appearances for The Imps between 2002 and 2006. 

Leaving Lincoln in 2006, Simon re-joined Keith Alexander at Peterborough, then moved on to Chester, Bury and finally Macclesfield. 

He made over thirty appearances for the Silkmen and did re-sign briefly in 2011 - although didn’t get any game time.


Nathan Blissett

Another player currently in the Silkmen squad, Nathan spend three games with The Imps in the 2015-16 season whilst on loan from Bristol Rovers. 

The nephew of Luther Blissett, Nathan made an immediate impact at the Moss after joining last season and continues to cause defenders problems with his 6ft 5 stature and eye for goal.


Honourable mentions:

Keith Alexander, Joe Anyon, Nat Brown, Steve Brown, Tony Bullock, Richard Butcher, Joe Butler, Terry Carling, Martin Carruthers, Tony Diagne, Paul Morgan, Mike Pollitt, Gary Powell, Dave Ridings, Marvin Robinson, Danny Rowe, Gary Simpson, Ben Tomlinson, Paul Turnbull, Luke Waterfall, Simon Weaver, Spencer Weir-Daley, Ben Wright, David Flitcroft, Ben Futcher, Daniel Gray, Francis Green, Martin Gritton, Jack Hartshorne, Joseph Hulme, Kevin Hulme, John Marsden, Frank Marsh, Marcus Marshall, Thierry Audel, Mark Bailey, Jason Beardsley, Hamza Bencherif, Stuart Bimson

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