Match Preview: Halifax vs. Macclesfield

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 15 Dec 2017

Macclesfield face Halifax in the FA Trophy this weekend, a competition which saw the Silkmen travel to Wembley last season as they narrowly missed out on collecting silverware. Here’s all the info ahead of our trophy tie.

Team News:

George Pilkington may face a late fitness test after missing last weekend’s snowy tie with Wrexham with a pulled back, and Elliot Durrell returns after facing a one-match suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards.

Recent Form:

Macclesfield are undefeated in their last six matches, with the 4-1 victory over Wrexham sending them top of the league last weekend.

Halifax on the other hand have won only two matches in their last 14 in all competitions, form which has seen them linger around the relegation zone as well as being eliminated from the FA Cup.

Last Time Out:

Though Macclesfield have notoriously found it difficult to pick up victory over Halifax in years gone by, the 2015/16 season saw the Silkmen take a point as they came from behind away from home.

Scott McManus opened the scoring for Halifax moments before half-time, but the mood didn’t drop for Macclesfield and Danny Rowe equalised in the 60th minute, closing the scoring as he did.

Star Man: Tom Denton

Town’s top scorer with seven goals so far this season, Denton is a handful for any defence as he stands at 6’7”. The 28-year-old has a wealth of National League experience, and will be one George Pilkington and co will be sure to keep within arms-length.

Match Day Ticket News:

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Pitch Inspection

Please note there will be an early morning pitch inspection ahead of the game. 

By Adam Washbrook 

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