Tonight Jim Gannon's Northwich Victoria will travel to Moss Rose to face Macclesfield Town as the two battle it out to win a place in the Cheshire Senior Cup final. (Kick off 7.45pm)
Macclesfield Town manager John Askey can call upon two former trickies tonight, with Peter Winn and Danny Rowe in the Town ranks.
The Skrill Premier side also have their vastly experienced Player / Assistant Manager Efe Sodje who could get a start tonight.
Northwich will be without Marc Joseph, Ashley Stott and Mat Greenwood tonight, as the trio are all cup tied after playing in previous rounds of the competition for their previous clubs. However Jamie Phoenix has recovered in time to be eligible for selection.
Northwich Victoria 3 - 0 Clitheroe
Welling United 1 - 0 Macclesfield Town
Northwich 1 - 1 Ossett Albion
Hereford United 1 - 2 Macclesfield Town
Hyde 0 - 2 Northwich Victoria (Cheshire Senior Cup QF)
Macclesfield Town 2 - 3 Woking
WE'VE MET BEFORE
Archives indicate that our two clubs first played against each other in 1876 with the final score ending in a 0-0 draw.
The next six meetings finished in one draw and six tricky victories, with our first recorded league meeting in the Combination with another Victoria win at the adptly named Victoria Park (Macclesfield's former home)
PLAYED FOR BOTH
There have been numeros players having worn the Blue of Town and the Green of the Vics. Naming a few are PHIL POWER, DARREN TINSON, GREG STRONG, PETER WINN whilst both sides have been managed by KEITH ALEXANDER & STEVE KING.
WALK FOR KEITH.
Northwich Victoria Supporters Association Committee member Colin Buckley will be walking to the game in an attempt to raise funds for Brain Charity Headway. In the Memory of the late, great Keith Alexander.
Keith spent time with both clubs and will be remembered fondly by both sets of fans. You can donate to Colin on his 18mile walk from Northwich to Macclesfield by visiting www.justgiving.com/colin-buckley2
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AWAY TRAVEL TO MOSS ROSE
From the North (M6): Exit the M6 at junction 19 (Knutsford) and follow the A537 to Macclesfield. Follow the signs to the Town Centre. The ground is signposted from the Town Centre but if in doubt follow the signs towards Leek (A523) The ground is about one mile out of town on the A523.
From the North (Manchester/M62+M60): Follow the A6 through Stockport until the road forks. Take the right hand fork signposted Macclesfield (A523). Follow this road past the town until you reach the end of the dual carriageway. The ground is roughly 1.25 miles on your right. Leave the M60 at Stockport and follow as above or leave at J3 Cheadle and follow the A34 following the signs for Macclesfield and 'Other Routes'
From the South (M6): Exit the M6 at junction 17 (Sandbach) and follow the A534 to Congleton. From here take the A536 to Macclesfield (Macclesfield is signposted from the Motorway). After passing the 'Millers' pub on the left continue for about 1/4 of a mile and take the first right after the speed-camera onto Moss Lane. Follow Moss Lane until you reach the ground.
From the East (Buxton): Come into Macclesfield on the A537 (Careful though, it's reportedly the most dangerous road in the country). At the bottom of the hill with the station opposite turn left onto the dual carriageway. Then as above.
Any Other Routes: The ground is signposted from the Town Centre but if in doubt follow the signs towards Leek (A523). The ground is about one mile out of town on the A523.
Car Parking - there is ample road side parking in the immediate areas around the ground
By train: The nearest station is Macclesfield. Leave the station and turn left up Sunderland St until you reach a major crossroads at the war memorial. Take the left here and follow for roughly a mile. Turning right at this junction will take you into the town centre.
Preview by Jason Dudley