Tuesday, 18 August 2015

MATCH PREVIEW: LINCOLN CITY vs MACCLESFIELD TOWN



Lincoln City Vs Macclesfield Town Match Preview.
Tuesday 18th August 2015.


Lincoln and Macclesfield go into this encounter on Tuesday evening looking to improve on their   mixed starts to the season, both clubs have had a worrying time over the summer regarding the finances and have done well to get competitive teams.

Lincoln have played 2 of the expected promotion challengers , Eastleigh and Cheltenham where they  held their own by drawing them both 1- 1 , they won at Braintree 1 - 3.

Macclesfield lost the 1st game of the season 1-0 when they played Torquay United away from home, they drew the 2nd game 0-0 at home to Southport and have beaten Welling 2-1 this weekend
Lincoln made around 10 new signings in the close season, including former Macclesfield loanee Luke Waterfall. Luke spent 3 months at the Moss Rose at the beginning of last season and formed a great partnership with George Pilkington. Other signings at Lincoln include Matt Rhead who was released by Mansfield, Matthew Sparrow from Scunthorpe, Craig Stanley from Eastleigh, Jack Muldoon from Rochdale, and Lee Beevers from Mansfield.

Macclesfield managed to keep the majority of the team together after a successful season last term, they lost three key players in the form of Scott Barrow and Rhys Taylor to Newport County and Adriano Moke to Wrexham. The Silkmen signed goalkeeper Shwan Jalai who was a free agent, Curtis Haynes-Brown from Lowestoft, Neil Byrne from AFC Telford also Theo Bailey-Jones, John Marsden, Jack Sampson and Kristian Dennis.

The two team’s last season encounters were very competitive, Lincoln won their home game and Macclesfield won the return game. The first match was played at Sincil Bank in September with goals from Tom Miller and Ben Tomlinson in a 2-0 victory, Macclesfield got there revenge at the Moss Rose with goals from Denny Johnstone, Paul Lewis and Matthew Barnes-Homer in a 3-0 victory.

Team News

Lincoln are expected to go into the game with an unchanged team from the one that drew with Eastleigh on Saturday. Macclesfield hope to welcome back Andy Halls after his 1 game suspension, and also will be without left back Tony Diange. Diagne is unavailable because he’s on a season long loan from Lincoln. Damani Holness could start on the Macclesfield bench after signing non-contract forms on Monday afternoon.

- Christopher Hulme




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