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Big Match Preview: Macclesfield Town vs Stevenage

22 March 2019

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Stevenage travel to Macclesfield Town on Saturday 23rd March 2019 for the second straight away day...

  • Tickets…

Tickets are available at the following prices from Moss Rose on the day of the game:

  • Adults: £22
  • Concessions: £17
  • U25: £12
  • U18: £6
  • U12: £3

Ambulant and Wheelchair Disabled supporters are priced as Concessions and are eligible for a free carer. Disabled tickets should be booked b at least 24 hours in-advance of kick-off by calling the Macclesfield Town Ticket Office on 01625 264686.

  • Parking/Bar:

Please note that Macclesfield Town do not have a car park for visiting supporters and that parking in the nearby streets around the ground is permissable. 

Stevenage supporters are welcomed to the McIlroy Suite for refreshments and pub grub ahead of the game, located in the Big Brand Ideas Stand.

  • Travel:

The Supporters Association coach is leaving the Lamex Stadium at 9:30am on Saturday - please arrive in good time to ensure a timely departure.

Tickets cost just £20 for SA members and £25 for non-members.To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel.

  • Onto the game...

Four points from the last two games has seen Stevenage consoldiate their place inside the top 10 with just eight games to go in the season. The Play-Offs are currently five points away, with upcoming fixtures against the bottom two coming up.

Macclesfield are in desperate need of the three points themselves, sat three points away from safety but with a game in-hand over their closes rivals.

Last Saturday's victory over fellow strugglers Yeovil Town was their first in eight games and has given themselves a great chance now following Sol Campbell's appointment in November.

The former England defender has certainly helped the cause, marooned adrift by seven points adrift when he first took over to now be potentially just one win away from leaving the relegation zone.

  • Team News...

Aside from Terence Vancooten who is away on International Duty with French Guyana and long-term absentees Danny Newton and Jamal Campbell-Ryce who are out with injury, Manager Dino Maamria has an almost full squad to select from.

  • Officials... 

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Assistant Referee 1: Nik Barnard

Assistant Referee 2: Richard Wild

Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson

  • Boot in both camps…

Macclesfield's Peter Vincenti spent three and a half seasons with Stevenage between 2008 and 2011, winning the FA Trophy in 2009 before helping Boro win promotion to the Conference one year later.

Following spells at Aldershot, Rochdale and Coventry City, Vincenti signed for Macclesfield in the summer where he has made 19 appearances, scoring 2 goals.

  • Previous Meetings...

Played: 10 | Won: 4 | Drawn: 3 | Lost: 3

Last Game: Stevenage 1-0 Macclesfield | Saturday 8th September 2018 

Stevenage squeezed past Macclesfield in the reverse fixture back in September, with Danny Newton's near-post header proving the difference on the day. Boro's last trip to Moss Rose yielded even greater results, a 4-0 win in March of 2011 amidst the middle of Stevenage's epic run to the Play-Offs.

  • Online coverage...

Live match commentary will be available for UK iFollow subscribers so make sure you sign up to listen to every game. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

Make sure you are following our Twitter account throughout the day as we bring you the very latest from Moss Rose.

iFollow subscribers will also be able to access full match highlights along with all the post-match reaction on Sunday.

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Match Reports

REPORT: Macclesfield 2-2 Stevenage

23 March 2019

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Stevenage were stung by an added time equaliser at Moss Rose as Danny Whitaker came off the bench to rescue a point for relegation-threatened Macclesfield Town...

Having gone behind after a poor opening half, goals from Ben Nugent and the returning Danny Newton either side of the break thrust Stevenage into the ascendency as they dominated the second half until Whitaker's late, late goal.

Dino Maamria named two changes to the side that picked up a point at Milton Keynes last weekend, restoring Joel Byrom and Moses Makasi to the starting XI in-place of Arthur Iontton and Mark McKee.

The opening third of the game was dominated by a lack of quality as both teams struggled to create. Moses Makasi stroked a shot wide from 20 yards and aside from an Elliot Durrell header that never looked like troubling the Macclesfield goal, that was about as good as it got during the first 30 minutes.

The action began to pick up immediately after, as Stevenage twice rode their luck to keep the score at 0-0. Macclesfield guilty on two occasions of over-playing when faced with an opportunity to shoot, with Paul Farman and his scrambling Stevenage defenders working miracles to get back into position and clear any lingering danger.

Boro were below-par in the first half though and were finally made to pay on the 42nd minute as livewire Elliot Durrell broke past Stevenage’s defensive line once again to go through on goal before slotting past Farman. It was exactly what the home team deserved having found themselves in a number of clear goalscoring opportunities inside the first half. Acutely aware about the situation facing them, Stevenage hit back immediately with a towering Ben Nugent header from Joel Byrom’s free-kick to level things up just before the break.

Danny Newton made his highly anticipated return to the team at half-time, replacing Kurtis Guthrie but it was Macclesfield exerting the early pressure. Farman was continuing his rich vein of form, beating away a fearsome shot from a narrow angle after Cuthbert did brilliantly well to head clear inside a congested six-yard box.

The momentum quickly switched though as Danny Newton marked his return with a goal. After receiving the knock-down from Revell, Newton backed into his marker before finding the space to shoot, firing past O’Hara to complete the turnaround and make it 1-2.

Moses Makasi could have increased the advantage minutes later, after receiving a clever lofted pass from Revell that put him through on-goal and behind the defence, O’Hara though able to make the stop and keep Macclesfield in the game.

Luke Wilkinson soon replaced Makasi, giving Stevenage some extra defensive cover with three centre-backs on the pitch to see out the game. Macclesfield came on strong but struggled to breach the Boro back-line with any real confidence. Ben Stephens saw a dipping half-volley fly over Farman’s goal on 75 minutes but that was about as close as the home side came to pegging Stevenage back.

Ilias Chair forced a fine save from O’Hara after winning and taking his own free-kick with less than 10 minutes to go and it looked as though Stevenage had managed the second half perfectly as Macclesfield appeared suffocated, unable to create a chance on goal.

Then, with two minutes of added time played, club legend and substitute Danny Whitaker's turn and shot inside a crowded penalty area somehow found the bottom corner, sending the home bench and supporters wild.

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Ticket News

Stevenage face Magpies at home on Saturday

24 March 2019

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Following back-to-back games away from home, Stevenage return home to the Lamex Stadium on Saturday 30th March 2019...

Dino Maamria's men head into the match unbeaten in three, but in need of victory against visiting Notts County as the season begins to draw to a close.

With just four home games remaining, seven in total, each one is crucial in Boro's bid for a Play-Off challenge.

Tickets in the East Terrace for both games cost just £15 for Adults and Concessions, whilst it costs just £10 for U18s and £5 for U12s.

Prefer to sit? No problem - the West Stand is the most comfortable place to watch the game and is our dedicated Family Stand where packages are available in Blocks A & B at reduced prices.

It doesn't matter whether you buy your tickets for the game in-advance or on the day, our prices remain the same.

  Adults: Concessions: Under 18s: Under 12s: Family of 3 (1 Adult & 2 U12s) Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 U12s)
East: £15 £15 £10 £5 N/A N/A
West: £22 £20 £15 £10 £30 £45
South: £22 £20 £15 £10 N/A N/A

Order your tickets from borotickets.co.uk, call 01438 223223 or visit us in the club shop, open Thursday's and Friday's from 10am-7pm.

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