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📝 Match Preview: Macclesfield Town v City

Details ahead of Tuesday night's trip to the north west.

9 April 2019

Exeter City make a midweek trip to Moss Rose as they take on Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.

Fresh from their 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town, the Grecians are back on the road as they take on Sol Campbell’s side in a fixture that had to be rearranged due to a waterlogged pitch back in March.

Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “It’s going to be a tough game, they always are this time of year. The pressure continues to mount, we’ll be in and around it and it’s our game in hand so we’ll go there, hopefully with a clean bill of health, obviously Christy (Pym) is not available but the rest of the group will be better from Saturday.

“We were motivated after the defeat last week (to Mansfield) and we should be even more motivated for Tuesday now."

LAST TIME WE MET

The sides last met back in November at St James Park when the Grecians slipped to a 1-0 defeat. City were unable to find the net on the night as Harry Smith’s goal from close range was the difference.

TICKET NEWS

Macclesfield Town will handle all away tickets sales from visiting supporters on the evening of the game and as a result no advance purchases are available.

Tickets on the day and night of the game are cash only, but there is cash machine next to turnstiles.

There is no advance discount for buying tickets at Moss Rose and the prices are as follows:

SEATING

  • Adult: £22
  • Over-65s: £17
  • Under-25s***: £12
  • Under-18s***: £6
  • Under-12*: £3

*Must be accompanied by an adult.

***A valid ID may be required

WATCH ON IFOLLOW

Unable to make it to Moss Rose on Tuesday night as City take on Macclesfield Town? Don't worry! We've got you covered!

You can purchase a match pass on iFollow in both the UK and overseas at the cost of just £10. The stream includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary. 

GRECIAN TRAVEL

The supporters’ coach departs at 1:00pm from Unit 1 nightclub for a fare of £33.

Pick-up Points are from Unit 1 nightclub (Summerland Street), Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.

The easiest way to buy is online, or on your mobile using the clubs ticketing system.

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.

BY ROAD

A trip to the north west for the Grecians means from Exeter you need to take the M5 north before joining the M6 north before leaving for the A500 at Hanchurch. This will take you through Stoke-on-Trent then you need to take the third exit for the A34 on the major roundabout. Continue along this road for a while continuing over a series of roundabouts before joining the A536 which takes you all the way up towards the ground before you need to take a right turn onto Moss Lane where the ground is. According to Macclesfield Town’s website, There is ample road side parking in the immediate areas around the ground. The club asks supporters to be advised to check for double white and yellow lines. A very safe place to park is in the Lyme Green Retail Park, which is only about 300 yards south of the ground down the London Road or on the London Road itself.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Macclesfield. Leave the station and turn left up Sunderland Street until you reach a major crossroads at the war memorial. Take a left here and follow for roughly a mile. The ground is immediately in front of you with the away ticket office is located immediately to the left of the ground next to the Silkmen Cafe. From Exeter St David’s you can take the 14:48 train, with no changes, all the way to Macclesfield which takes around four hours so should get you there for 18:36. If you wish to get there earlier, the 13:24 train from Exeter, which then requires one change at Birmingham New Street, can get you into Macclesfield for 17:36. Unfortunately there are no train that will directly to return to Exeter from Macclesfield which depart after the final whistle.

PUBS/FOOD

According to footballgroundguides.com there aren’t a great deal of pubs and food outlets around the stadium due to it being outside the centre of Macclesfield. The closest pub is the Golden Lion, which is just under a 10-minute walk from the away turnstiles. It serves real ale and on match days and there is food on offer. There are also a range of refreshments available from the stadium.

🎟 Tickets on advance sale for Mansfield Town clash! 🎟

Tickets for City's match against Mansfield Town are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, August 30, so you can save time and money, and pick your seat in advance. Click here to buy online!

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