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6 September 2019

Club News


6 September 2019

It's a return to Sky Bet League 2 action for Reds on Saturday when we make the trip to Moss Rose to take on Macclesfield Town. 


It's one of the big games of the day in League 2 as seventh plays eighth with both teams on ten points. You might have got long odds on such a scenario a month ago when both teams were tipped to struggle but Macc have only lost two of their first six games and have beaten Leyton Orient and Northampton at home, but also lost 1-0 to Morecambe. On Tuesday they defeated Newcastle United u-21s 2-1 in the Trophy. 

Daryl McMahon took over as Macc boss last month after Sol Campbell's surprise resignation. The Irishman made over 350 professional appearances before turning to management at Ebbsfleet United in 2014. He spent four years there and guided the club into the National League. He left the club last November. His assistant is Steve Gritt, the former Charlton player who was Brighton manager when they escaped relegation from the Football League in 1997.


Joe McNerney (back) is still sidelined although he is back in training and new signings Denzeil Boadu and Gyliano van Velzen are not yet match fit but Panutche Camara is back after missing the last two games with an ankle problem.


"I have a lot of respect for Macclesfield. They are like us - a small, humble club but the new coach has got them playing very well. They are fit and organised so to see them in such a strong position does not surprise me at all. But we're looking forward to the game. We are playing well, have good options for selection and we will approach the match with a positive attitude."


The clubs have only met four times before in the Football League. 

Our first home game as a League club was against Macclesfield in August 2011 when goals from Tyrone Barnett and Wes Thomas sealed a 2-0 win. The following March, Claude Davis and Kyle McFadzean put us 2-0 up but Macc grabbed two late goals to secure a 2-2 draw.

Last season in horrendous conditions at Moss Rose in December Reds lost 2-0. The return game finished 1-1 with Lewis Young getting our late equaliser. 


League sponsors Sky Bet's latest odds:

Macclesfield win: 13/8

Draw: 23/10

Crawley win: 6/4


The game will be available for UK subscribers of iFollow from 2.55pm with live commentary from BBC Sussex & Surrey Sport's Gary Smith and Ken Blackmore.

You must be a subscriber to listen (UK) to this service. You can subscribe here.

There will also be coverage across our social media channels throughout the game. @crawleytown on Twitter, Crawley Town FC on Facebook and officialcrawleytownfc on Instagram followed by post-match report and reaction.

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