Macclesfield Town v Woking
7.45pm on Tuesday 12 March 2013
Not the sort of journey you want to make on a Tuesday evening, but Garry Hillâ€™s side will be keen to test themselves against Steve Kingâ€™s outfit, who have still to visit Kingfield. The Cards will want to put an end to a â€˜blipâ€™ which has seen them fail to win in their last three league games â€“ not helped by some dubious refereeing decisions. Letâ€™s hope the luck is with the Cards this time!
Woking now sit in 12th place in the table and have a bit of work to do in the next few weeks if they want to finish in the top ten and be the best-placed part-time club.
The Cards looked a bit jaded at Cambridge on Saturday â€“ hardly surprising when you consider how many matches a small squad is having to cram in after so many postponements. Lee Sawyerâ€™s return from suspension provided one more option, though, and there was a promising half hour or so from Academy graduate George Frith in midfield. Billy Knott seems unlikely to return before next weekend at the earliest.
The Silkmen lie in 7th place in the table, 10 points behind fifth-place Grimsby Town, who have a game in hand. At home they have won eight, drawn four and lost five, scoring 23 goals and conceding 21. They have been more consistent recently, losing only one of their last eight league games â€“ although that was a shock 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Gateshead. The Silkmen have won their last two games: 2-1 at Lincoln City and, on Saturday, 2-0 at AFC Telford.
Steve King has assembled a strong squad, packed with familiar names from the non-League scene, including former Woking loanee Keiran Murtagh, Matthew Barnes-Homer, Charlie Henry, Craig Barham-Barrett, Pablo Mills and John-Paul Kissock.
Moss Rose Stadium
The Cards Trust coach leaves Kingfield at 2pm. The cost is Â£22 for members and Â£29 for non-members. Ring or email the Club Shop to book your place (01843 772470 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
It would be relatively straightforward to get to the game by train â€“ for example, the 17.00 from Euston gets into Macclesfield at 18.41 â€“ but you would not be able to get back to Woking the same day. The ground is about a 25-minute walk from the station.
Adults: Â£14 / Â£18
Concessions (Over 60s): Â£10 / Â£14
Under 18s / Students: Â£5
Under 12s: Â£3
The Cards are at home to struggling AFC Telford next Saturday (16 March).