Macclesfield Town have visited both Christie Park and The Globe Arena in our previous EFL encounters at Morecambe, recording a mixed bag of results in the process.
Our first visit to Christie Park came back in 2008, when Francis Green’s late strike secured all three points for the Silkmen.
Our second visit came on Boxing Day 2008 and it would prove to be a frustrating afternoon for the Silkmen faithful as we fell to a heavy defeat against Sammy McIlroy’s side.
Despite Izak Reid’s early opener, the Silkmen conceded two goals in each half to record a 4-1 defeat.
Henry McStay levelled for The Shrimps on seventeen minutes before Danny Carlton’s goal turned the game around before the half-hour mark.
Stewart Drummond and Rene Howe both found the back of the net in the second half, as Morecambe secured a comfortable victory.
Our final visit to the old Christie Park ended in a stalemate at the start of the 2009/10 season; with Matthew Tipton’s early penalty being cancelled out by Michael Twiss.
Macc would retake the lead just before the hour mark as Ross Draper edged the Silkmen in front once again, but David Artell’s late goal ensured the points would be shared.
Our inaugural visit to Globe Arena would see the Silkmen record our first and only victory to date at Morecambe’s new home.
Hamza Bencherif and Tyrone Barnett netted either side of a Jimmy Spencer strike to secure all three points for the Silkmen back in March 2011.
Morecambe would inflict revenge eleven months later though, as Danny Carlton’s goal mid-way through the second half gave the Shrimps victory in February 2012.
The Silkmen would have to wait almost seven years for our next visit to The Globe Arena, as Mark Yates looked for his first victory as Macc boss following our long-awaited return to the EFL.
Despite Michael Rose’s early red card, Macc fought valiantly after going behind to an A-Jay Leitch-Smith’s opener just past the hour mark and pulled level through Danny Whitaker with just under twenty minutes to play.
It was not to be, however, as Andrew Fleming snatched the winner five minutes later to condemn the Silkmen to defeat.
All this means that our complete EFL record away at Morecambe stands at:
Played 6. Won 2. Drawn 1. Lost 3.