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Silkmen Under 19s 'A' Side Look Forward To Cup Semi-Final

3 March 2020

Macclesfield Town under 19s 'A' team return to Egerton Youth Club to face Doncaster Rovers in the Semi-Final of the EFL CEFA North Cup tomorrow - with the winners facing either Sheffield United 'B' or Derby County 'A'.

The lads are aiming to make it into the EFL CEFA North Cup final at the first time of asking and if they are successful, it will see them complete back-to-back victories against the South Yorkshire side.

Doncaster has had a varied season, yet their cup campaign is going exceedingly well - winning all six of their games so far and this includes a 14-0 thumping of Manchester City back in October. 

Whereas, their league form has been hit and miss - winning just one of their six games. That sole win came against Shrewsbury Town during the opening week of the season back in September. 

In contrast, the Silkmen side has been consistent all season - playing twelve games and winning ten in the process. 

The side have only dropped points to Birmingham City after an exciting 3-3 draw in the cup and most recently to Sheffield Wednesday after a close game which ended one-all.

Paul McGuire will be looking to progress to the final of this competition in the clubs first season in the league. A victory in Wednesday’s game against the South Yorkshire side will set up a final against either Derby County who sit top of their league, winning every game they have played so far, or Sheffield United B who also sit in pole position in their league but have already lost to Derby County in the group stages of the competition.

McGuire’s side will have to make do without the ever-present Connor Seymour after an injury forced him off in a previous fixture against Nottingham Forest. They will also have to make late fitness calls on Lewis Price and Ramani Manning as they too are recovering from knocks.

The two teams last met each other just one week ago and it was the young Silkmen side who took home all three points after a resounding 8-3 victory. 

Two goals from Trevor Kyobe alongside goals from Tyler James, Sean Holland, Liam Logan and Ramani Manning put the A team 6-1 up at half-time. 

Further strikes from Tyler James and Ivan Teixeria saw the Silkmen come away from South Yorkshire with maximum points.

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