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The Complete Record Of Our Trips To Swindon Town

13 September 2019

Macclesfield Town have travelled to The Energy Check County Ground on four previous occasions over the years and ahead of tomorrow afternoon's fifth visit, we take a look back on each of these.

The first time Macc travelled to Wiltshire was on a bitterly cold January afternoon in 2007.

Paul Ince's side were in the midst of completing an inspiring great escape act at the time, yet the former Manchester United and England midfielder suffered a rare defeat that afternoon thanks to strikes from Ricky Shakes and Lee Peacock either side of half-time.

Our next trip came almost five years to the day after our first - as Gary Simpson's side fell to a 1 - 0 defeat back in January 2012.

We also made the journey to face The Robins in the FA Cup as a National League side and it proved to be a game etched into the memories of all those who attended.

Steve King's Macclesfield Town side faced the Wiltshire outfit in November 2012 with the odds stacked against them - yet a gallant performance saw the travelling contingent witness a pulsating giant-killing act.

Tony Diagne broke the deadlock with a spectacular 35 yard free-kick and after Adam Flint was dismissed for the hosts, Louis Thompson compounded the misery on Paulo Di Canio's side by putting through his own net to seal a famous Silkmen victory.

The last time that we visited The Energy Check County Ground was when we returned to the EFL back in August last year.

On a blisteringly hot afternoon, the two sides played out a rather uneventful first half - yet all this was to change as they emerged for the second period.

Koby Arthur put the visitors ahead with a clinical strike two minutes after the re-start, yet Michael Doughty cancelled this out almost instantly as Swindon drew level.

Arthur then delicately lifted the ball over the Swindon 'keeper and into the back of the net to regain our lead on 55 minutes and that was how things remained until deep into second half injury time.

Two Michael Doughty penalties saw the hosts snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and all this means that our complete record at Swindon is as follows -

Played 4. Won 1. Drawn 0. Lost 3.

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