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REWIND: PAST MEETINGS WITH MACCLESFIELD

13 December 2018

Reds head to Moss Rose on Saturday for only the second time as we face Macclesfield for the third time in our Football League history.

Our only previous visit was in March 2012 – and it was one of the most eventful games of our promotion-winning season.

Steve Evans’ side were in their worst run of the season and hadn’t won for five games but were in sixth place and they went in front through Claude Davis eight minutes before half-time.

Kyle McFadzean made it 2-0 two minutes after the break and with five minutes to go Reds were heading towards victory against a home side who were 20th in the table.

But in the 85th minute Vinny Mukendi made it 2-1 and, as the Silkmen threw men forward in search of an equaliser, they scored an equaliser in stoppage time through George Donnelly.

More than six years later, it’s no surprise that there is no one in the squad that day still at the club. But playing at right back for Macc was a certain Mark Connolly, who was on loan from Wolves and would join Reds a few months later.

Reds went on a 12-match unbeaten run and were promoted on the final day of the season.

Macclesfield were also our first League opponents at the Broadfield Stadium in August 2011. After a goalless first half, goals from Tyrone Barnett and substitute Wes Thomas sealed a 2-0 victory.


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