The Reds are on the road on Saturday as we make our first trip to Macclesfield in six years. The hosts will be managed at home for the first time under new manager Sol Campbell, who was appointed three weeks ago following Mark Yates’ departure as manager.
Crawley will be looking to improve on their last result when they lost 1-0 at home to Northampton, while the Silkmen will be hoping to continue their mini revival after two wins from their last three league games that has pulled them closer to safety in Sky Bet League Two.
Gabriele Cioffi will be without Ollie Palmer for the trip to Cheshire after his red card against Northampton was upheld following an appeal to the Football Association.
HEAD TO HEAD
We have only met Macclesfield twice before in our history, and those matches took place in our first season in the Football League. In fact, Macclesfield were our first ever Football League opponents at the Broadfield Stadium, just two games into the 2011/12 campaign. After a goalless first half, goals from Tyrone Barnett and Wes Thomas sealed a 2-0 win.
The return leg at Moss Rose came during the Reds worst run of season – five without a win – and it was to become six after a late comeback by the hosts. Claude Davis and Kyle McFadzean’s goals either side of half time put the Reds two goals to the good, but with five minutes remaining Vinny Mukendi pulled a goal back. George Donnelly then leveled the scores in second half stoppage time to make it 2-2.
ONE TO WATCH
A player who can play in both defence and midfield, Michael Rose is a seasoned Football League player who is now in the 18th year of his professional career. At 36 years old, he has played notably for Hereford United, Stockport County and Rochdale. He has scored five goals for the Silkmen this season in all competitions, including the winning goal against Yeovil in their last home win and the equaliser in the first league win of the season when they beat Carlisle United.
TICKETS AND TRAVEL
Tickets are on sale at the ticket office until 3pm on Friday, after which they will be available to purchase from Macclesfield on the day of the game.
Prices - Adults £22; Over-65 £17; Under-25 £12; Under-18 £6; Under-12 £3.
GH Coaches are providing travel to the game. Info can be found here.
As usual, the match will be available to listen to in the UK via iFollow, with overseas subscribers available to watch the action. There will be live commentary from Gary Smith of BBC Sussex and Surrey via the service.
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