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First Day Facts - The Last 25 Years

14 June 2019

Ahead of the eagerly anticipated 2019/20 fixture release this coming Thursday, we take a statistical look at our first day fortunes over the past twenty-five years.

The Silkmen have been handed fourteen home ties on the opening day within this period and between 1994-2003 opened the season at the Moss Rose on ten consecutive occasions.

The run began on 20th August 1994 when Welling United made the long journey up to Cheshire for a Vauxhall Conference fixture and ended when we entertained Boston United on 9th August 2003 in Nationwide League Division Three.

Seven consecutive away openers followed between 2004 and 2010 - which included two trips to Leyton Orient in successive seasons.

Our last two curtain-raisers have been away fixtures - Wrexham in 2017 and Swindon Town last year.

In terms of our fortunes on the opening day, we have collected maximum points on ten occasions during the last twenty-five years, claimed a share of the spoils on four and suffered defeat eleven times.

Opening day goals seem to be a regularity where The Silkmen are concerned, with scoreless encounters only seen twice over the course of the last quarter of a century. These coming against Boston United (2003) and Northampton Town (2009).

There has been an average of 2.32 goals scored during opening day fixtures involving The Silkmen over the last twenty-five years, with Macc averaging 1.08 goals scored and 1.04 goals conceded.

Make sure you check back here at 09:00 on Thursday morning, as we bring you our complete 2019/20 schedule first!

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