Town v Macclesfield Preview

07 Jan 2022 in News

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We take a look at this weekends huge game as Town travel to league leaders Macclesfield FC.

It has been a great season for Town in our first season in the North West Counties Premier Division. Just a few weeks ago, promotion seemed unachievable as Town sat nine points from the second place play off spot. Fast forward to tomorrow, should Town get the win and Skelmersdale lose their game, Kinsey's men would sit joint second. 

We caught up with the Town manager ahead of this weekends fixture and Kinsey say's they aren't too focussed on the league table.

"We set out a target at the start of the season and that target was top six with a FA Vase run. We are on an exceptional run in the FA Vase and are on track to meet our top six aim. So we will just continue taking it one game at a time then worry about the table at the end of the season."

With over one hundred travelling fans, and over three thousand Macclesfield fans, this will be the biggest crowd any Town side has played against, but the Manager doesn't see that as a negative, instead he thinks that favours his side. 

"I've got a lot of respect for what Macclesfield are trying to achieve. They're being ruthless and want to get up the leagues. Fair play and good luck to them. I know that isn't a popular opinion, but they have the resources and want to win. You can't knock that.

"But I hear a lot about how for players, it is a cup final for them when playing against Macclesfield. That may be true for most teams. But it isn't for us. Most of our lads have played at much higher levels than some of the Macc squad so they won't be phased by a big crowd. They're used to it. It's a bow to our arrow, especially with our following in the corner."

The Town following has grown in recent weeks and that has been aided by the new Whats App group. Kinsey has been added and has applauded the growing fan base.

"Growing our fan base is a major thing for the clubs development. We have to keep the numbers growing. Our travelling support has been growing week on week and they was fantastic at Lower Breck on Monday. We've got over one hundred coming this weekend and similar numbers for our FA Vase tie next week. It's not bad considering our time in non league. The Whats App Group has me laughing, there's some right characters in there but they're class. They've got some belting songs and they're our twelfth man now."

There is still a small amount of tickets on sale at the club. Tickets are priced at £10 for Adults, £7 for Over 65's, £5 for U18's, Free for U12's (Ticket still required). Should you not be able to collect a ticket from the club, Tickets will be on sale from the Macclesfield FC Reception tomorrow before the game. Just make your way to the reception at the ground and advise you would like to purchase tickets in the Wythenshawe Town section.


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