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PREVIEW | Macclesfield Town v Yeovil Town

Town back in league action

23 November 2018

The Glovers are back in Sky Bet League Two action for only the second time so far this November as they face Macclesfield Town on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

There was no match action last weekend as Sessi D’Almeida, Rhys Browne and Enes Mahmutovic all completed international duty. 

Town’s last taste of match action came in the defeat to Stockport County in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup, prior to a 10-day period without a fixture. 

Alex Fisher was on target that day but later went off injured along with fellow striker Olufela Olomola. 

The attacking duo will be unavailable for Saturday’s trip along with Omar Sowumni, Jordan Green, James Bailey and Diallang Jaiyesimi although Gary Warren is likely to return to the matchday 18.

In their last league outing, the Glovers somehow lost to Morecambe despite a dominant display to suffer a first league defeat in five matches.

Travelling to Cheshire, the green and whites will take on a Macclesfield side who currently lie bottom of the table on seven points. 

They parted company with manager Mark Yates last month and claimed their first league win of the season shortly after but have lost their last four league matches under bosses Danny Whitaker and Neil Howarth. 

Head-to-head
Saturday’s clash between the two sides will be the first since 2005.

The green and whites ran out 4-0 winners at Huish Park in an FA Cup first round replay seeing.

Darren Way and Paul Terry were amongst the scorers that day as Lee Johnson and Arron Davies completed the rout.

That fixture is the only win in six matches against the Silkmen who themselves have claimed victory on three occasions with two draws. 

Officials
Paul Marsden will be the man with the whistle in Chesire at the weekend.

Marsden will be taking charge of his first Yeovil Town match on Saturday but has refereed Macclesfield on two occasions, this season's 1-1 draw with Cheltenham and last season’s 2-2 draw with Ebbsfleet sending off Nathan Blissett for the Silkmen. 

He will be assisted by Matthew Jones and Steven Rushton with Marvyn Amphlett as the fourth official. 

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Gary Warren and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre

If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service! 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

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REPORT | Macclesfield Town 1-0 Yeovil Town

Glovers suffer defeat on return to league action

24 November 2018

Wes McDonald runs with the ball PPAUK

The Glovers suffered defeat on their return to league action falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Macclesfield Town.

In a tightly contested opening 45 minutes both sides enjoyed spells of pressure that came close to opening the scoring.

Yoann Arquin and Gary Warren both had goals ruled out for the visitors whilst Harry Smith suffered the same fate at the other end as the score stayed goalless at the halfway stage.

In a tighter affair after the restart chances were at a premium before former Glover Michael Rose gave the Silkmen a late lead from the penalty spot.

In action for the first time in a fortnight, Darren Way made five changes to the side that crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup which included new signing Adel Gafaiti. 

The Algerian defender, signed on a short-term contract, replaced Carl Dickinson in the starting eleven whilst the experienced Warren returned from injury to take the captain's armband and Shaun Donnellan's spot in the centre of defence. 

Adding yet more experience, Stuart Nelson claimed his first league start of the campaign since returning to fitness as Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter dropped to the bench. 

Completing the changes, club captain Francois Zoko - now back to full fitness - was handed his first start since August and partnered the recalled Yoann Arquin up top as Alex Fisher (groin) and Olufela Olomola (hamstring) were both ruled out to join James Bailey (knee), Omar Sowunmi (ankle), Jordan Green (hamstring), Diallang Jaiyesimi (knee) and Alefe Santos (ill) on the sidelines.  

On a crisp afternoon in Cheshire the reshuffled Town side began in confident manner by bossing the early play as they looked to get back to winning ways. 

As early as the fifth minute Arquin had the ball in the net following some neat build-up play only for the linesman's flag to rule out the potential opener for offside, before Wes McDonald's cross-cum-shot grazed the crossbar inside the opening 10 minutes.

The diminutive winger saw most of the ball in an attacking sense for the green and whites and as the pressure continued to grow, his strike after cutting in from the left lacked the accuracy to test Kieran O'Hara. 

After a spell on the back foot the Silkmen had to wait until the 15th minute for their first opportunity, as a breakaway led to Ryan Lloyd's cross being drilled into the side netting by Elliott Durrell. 

Buoyed by their opening chance the league's bottom club enjoyed a spell of dominance which twice went close to breaking the deadlock. 

Danny Whitaker's stooping header took a wicked deflection off of Gafaiti that required a suberb reflex save from Nelson to hook the ball off the line, a chance that only just preceded Smith having a goal ruled out for offside midway through the half. 

Looking threatening, Durrell pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the box to flash a first-time strike inches wide whilst at the other end Alex Pattison forced O'Hara to parry his strike from a tight angle in an entertaining opening half-an-hour.

As the clock began to tick towards the break the Glovers again thought they'd made it 1-0 only for the officials to rule otherwise. 

Firstly, Tom James' stunning free-kick from 35 yards out had to be tipped over by O'Hara and from the resulting corner, Warren emphatically headed home only for referee Peter Marsden to blow for a foul in the build-up to ensure it stayed goalless at the halfway stage.

The swapping of chances continued after the break as neither side was able to find the back of the net. 

Macclesfield squandered two half-chances soon after the restart as Fiacre Kelleher and Ben Stephens both headed wide before the pendulum swung back in Town's favour. 

A flurry of corners earnt the visitors some territory and following a strong run from Pattison, James Pearson was saved his blushes when O'Hara was down low to get a hand to his defender's overly vigorous backpass. 

Now into the final 20 minutes opportunities dried up as the importance of the first goal grew before Macclesfield were handed a golden opportunity. 

Durrell was brought down in the box by James following a strong run to give Rose the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. 

Keeping his composure the midfielder picked out the bottom corner to give the Cheshire outfit the lead with 72 minutes played. 

Quickly introducing Rhys Browne from the bench the former Macclesfield loanee almost made an instant impact only for O'Hara to smother his shot following a jinking run.

Making a further two changes to introduce attackers Korrey Henry and Omari Patrick the visitors switched to a 3-5-2 formation looking for a way back into the game. 

Faced with a wall of 10 Silkmen who looked to defend their fragile lead Way's side couldn't fashion one last chance to suffer defeat on the road in their return to Sky Bet League Two action.

Macclesfield Town: O'Hara; Pearson, Cameron, Kelleher, Fitzpatrick; Durrell, Rose, Whitaker, Lloyd (Vincenti 86'); Stephens (Evans 90'), Smith (Blissett 83'). 
Bookings: Vincenti 90'
Subs not used: Grimes, Wilson, Maycock, Arthur.

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Mugabi, Warren, Gafaiti, James; Gray (Browne 73'), D'Almeida, Pattison, McDonald; Zoko (Henry 78'), Arquin (Patrick 84').
Bookings: Pattison 20', D'Almeida 66'
Subs not used: Baxter, Mahmutovic, Dickinson, Rogers.

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TICKETS | Be part of Yeo On The Go at Macclesfield

Join the Glovers in Cheshire

14 November 2018

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Tickets are now on sale for Town's trip to Macclesfield on Saturday 24th November (3pm).

Following the international break, the Glovers will resume their Sky Bet League Two campaign with a trip to visit the Silkmen. 

The meeting will be the first encounter between the two sides since 2005, when Yeovil ran out 4-0 winners in the FA Cup thanks to goals from Darren Way, Paul Terry, Lee Johnson and Arron Davies. 

Supporters can join the green and whites on the road with prices set at:
Adult - £22
Over 65 - £17
Under-25 - £12
Under-18 - £6
Under-12 - £3

Town fans can purchase tickets via the Ticket Office either in person or by calling 01935 847888, with tickets also available online.

The Green & White Supporters Club will be running coach travel with details found here.

For directions to the ground, parking information and more, view the visitors' guide by clicking here.

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