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📝 Match Preview: Macclesfield Town v City

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

11 March 2019

Exeter City will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians suffered back-to-back defeats following losses against Tranmere Rovers and Northampton Town and they will be looking to take all three points against Sol Campbell’s side.

Ahead of the match, forward Matt Jay said: “It’s a really good opportunity, straight away, we’ve got to bounce back and hopefully come back with three points.

“We gave away two soft goals (against Northampton) and we didn’t quite do enough in the first half to try to have some control to be able to warrant the right to play and we have to change that for tomorrow night and hopefully it will be a different game.”


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.


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:


  • 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


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. To purchase a match pass please click here.


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: (after 6pm).

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


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.


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.


According to 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.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Mansfield Town on Saturday, March 30 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.

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