Match Preview: Macclesfield Town v Woking

Macclesfield Town go into this Saturday’s clash with Woking full of confidence, after back to back wins over the Bank Holiday weekend have propelled them up to joint fifth in the National League.

A stunning second half performance against Dover last Friday was followed up by a devastating trip to the Deva Stadium on Monday, where for the most part Macc were simply unplayable.

Both matches saw the Silkmen Army in fine voice, as the feel good factor appeared to be returning to the Moss Rose.

Midfielder Elliott Durrell spoke to Silkmen TV this the week and he not only described the level of support as “phenomenal”, but also made no secret of the fact that the team rely on their twelfth man to push them towards victory.

The Silkmen have also received some encouraging news from the treatment room over the last few days, as it is believed that defensive trio Jared Hodgkiss, George Pilkington and Josh Thompson should all be in contention for the match.

This will give Sir John a selection headache prior to the game, but it is one which I am sure he is happy to have with so many good players knocking on the first team door.

Speaking to Silkmen TV, John spoke about his selection dilemma as well as a range of other topics as he looking forward to the game –


Woking have been a club in transition over the summer, as they attracted interest from a South Korean firm who were looking ready to invest heavily in the Surrey outfit.

Manager Garry Hill’s contract was not renewed at the end of last term as The Cards finished in 18th position, just three points above the drop zone.

The former West Ham and Southampton Academy coach Anthony Limbrick took over the reigns, yet our visitors have made an inauspicious start to the new season – especially on the road.

Woking are yet to record an away point yet this term, following defeats at Tranmere (3 – 1), Barrow (3 – 0) and Wrexham (1 – 0).

Their home form is much more encouraging however, as The Cards have won three out of the four matches at Kingfield.

The most recent of these came last Monday,when a brace of goals in each half condemned Torquay United to their sixth consecutive defeat as the hosts romped to a 4 – 1 win.

Speaking after the Torquay game, Limbrick told Get Surrey –

“With three wins out of four at home that’s great.

We would like to do more away from home with the games coming up, and that will give us confidence.

I am quickly learning that there aren’t any easy places to go in this league, but having Tranmere and Barrow in the space of a week was crazy and very difficult.

They don’t get any easier, but to get nine points in seven games during a tough month is better than perhaps what some people were expecting us to and that is good”.

Woking Manager Paul Limbrick speaking to Get Surrey.

In the corresponding fixture last season, Macc ran out 3 – 1 winners as goals from Danny Whitaker, Danny Rowe and Chris Holroyd proved to be enough to give maximum points.

You can see highlights from Woking’s last visit to the Moss Rose below, thanks to Silkmen TV –



So we have much to be excited about, as Macc aim to make it three consecutive wins in front of the Moss Rose faithful.

Let’s give them our all as they give us theirs, and you never know where it may take us!




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