A massive game awaits the Holy Blues, as they take on Macclesfield after the senior team took a 3-1 defeat to Marine. Boss, Russ Wilcox hinting at changing the way the team plays as they need to be more solid. Maybe today we will see a new style of play against the Silkmen. There were good performances against Marine however, Butroid was very impressive and got a well-deserved goal to round off the performance.
Macclesfield in their last game drew 0-0 with Workington away from home and manager Alex Bruce mentioned how it was two points dropped. Macclesfield did play well against Workington and had multiple, glorious opportunities to score. He stated with the amount of travelling his team have had to do this week there will be fresh faces this week. The 0-0 in midweek, following hot on the heels of a 3-4 home defeat to Bradford (Park Avenue). A game they led three times, only to be pulled back to level, on three occasions before Jordan Preston (our own, Fraser Preston's brother) grabbed the final goal of a topsy-turvey thriller! Both teams are coming into a game after they have had a scoreline they believe didn’t justify the overall team performance, making this a game not to miss.
With Gainsborough’s recent defensive woes, Kane Drummond is a player we need to be aware of. The 23 year old is in a rich vein of form, netting seven in his last five games including four goals in one game against Atherton Colleries. If Gainsborough are more solid however their ultimate goal will be keeping Drummond quiet!
If you haven't already purchased your tickets for the game with Macclesfield, this can be done online. Visiting our portal here, is the quickest and most efficient way of purchasing your admission ahead of time! Adults are priced at £13, Concessions £9 and Under 16s £5. Via the portal, you can also gain free entry for any Under 12s making the trip with you to the Kal Group Stadium.
Please note, the match is not segregated. The tickets advertised are open to both home and away supporters. This adds to the atmosphere at our big, family friendly club and we look forward to welcoming all fans for another action packed afternoon of Pitching In Northern Premier League football!
Midweek goalscorer, Fraser Preston is the cover star of the programme, this week. He tells me he has lost some weight. Hot shot, Dec Howe, features in the Big Interview, as he talks about his motivation to score goals and the advice he'd give to youngsters starting out on their journeys to become a footballer! Russ, Misky and Dylan Cogill all give insights into the happenings at the club, including an update from the injured Javelle Clarke. Plus all the background you need on our oppositions, plus great reads from Steve Andrews' From Under the Bed (non) collection and Pip Anderson's View from Carlilse Street. All this, and more, priced at £2.50, available on the turnstiles before the game.
We are delighted to welcome our fantastic Match Sponsors for the visit of Macclesfield. We look forward to welcoming the family and friends of Liam Guilliat who gather in his memory at this time of year. We're sure Liam will be proud as he casts his watching gaze over the Northolme, his spiritual home, during the match, and sees so many friends and family continuing to back the Blues in his absence. A warm embrace also go our other Sponsors for the game, SIS Facades and Crooked Billett Nomads. As a football club, we are grateful to each and every one of our amazing sponsors, who have helped and continue helping, ensure we have a team to support. One Club. One Town. One Trinity.
The schedule for Saturday, in the Pitching In Northern Premier League, sees a full schedule of games, with perhaps form sides Whitby and Marine, the pick of the games.
Basford United vs Guiseley
Bradford (Park Avenue) vs Bamber Bridge
FC United of Manchester vs Stafford Rangers
Hyde United vs Radcliffe
Lancaster City vs Worksop Town
Marske United vs Ashton United
Matlock Town vs Morpeth Town
Warrington Rylands vs Atherton Collieries
Whitby Town vs Marine
Workington vs Ilkeston Town