Date: 4th October 2010 at 8:27pm
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Crewe drew five all on Saturday so we are talking more assets and liabilities than the FTSE 100 combined. With Butcher and Hamshaw in wait with the carving knives this Cheshire affair could be a tasty £10 treat with salivations and salutations on Silkmen’s lips as well as those travelling with the railwaymen.

This is definately not one for sleepers and word has it Mitchell-King will come back to steady the defence, but then again a side who has lashed in a seven and a five thus far this season knows how to outscore the opposition. Jose Veiga cape crusader may have to outdo his 11 saves against Crewe last Tuesday, or heaven forbid the 21 at Leicester in the Carling cup 4-3 extravaganza.

Dario fancies a cup ran, whilst Simmo and the lads will be boarding Hamza`s magic carpet with adventure guaranteed part and parcel of a romantic JPT ride with both sides set to paint the town red white are a silk finish blue.

But enough of the puns, not since the Romans put Cheshire on the map have two such free spirits met in battle. On the one hand we have Simmo`s crazy gang, whilst on the other Dario`s Pullman princes eager to hit the mainline and emulate an intercity 125.

Mmm More mayhem at the Moss this evening me thinks

Vital Quotes:

Playing things close to his chest as ever Simmo said: ‘It’s a game we want to win and we’ll look at what’s best for the club.’

Dario told ‘We know it won’t be an easy game against Macclesfield. They are on a decent run of form and proved that a couple of weeks ago that it won’t be easy. They are all hard games. The only game we have found relatively easy this season was the Barnet game when we were 4-0 up.

‘I want us to do well in the competition (Johnstone’s Paint Trophy) and will be naming a strong eleven. I will try and name the best we have available but I may look at one or two who have played a lot of games recently and give them a break. There won’t be a lot of changes though because we want to get through.

He added: ‘I am treating it as a very important game because we want to progress into the later stages and it would be nice to reach the final. It is something we haven’t been able to do and I would love to take a Crewe team there. We have been close on one or two occasions but haven’t quite managed it.’

Macclesfield Team News:

—————–1 Veiga——————
–3 Tremarco — 5 Brown– 6 Morgan–11 Daniel ——
—-4 Bencherif —- 8 Draper– —–7 Chalmers
——–9 Sinclair———- Mukendi ——-

——————–23 Barnett——————

13 Cudworth (G)12 Beardsley (D) 19 Lowe (D)20 Hamshaw (M) 17 Samuel Wedgbury (M)26 Adam Roberts (M) Butcher (F)

Player to watch: Vinny Mukendi

Vinny Mukendi will be looking to show he is more than an impact player tonigh and that Morecambe was not just a flash in the pan.

Crewe Team News:

13 Taylor
3 Blanchett 5 Artell 6 Ada 15 Mitchell-King
4 Westwood 8 Murphy 11 Grant 12 Bell
7 Donaldson 10 Miller

26 Garratt, 2 Tootle, 23 Dugdale,9 Zola, 14 Moore, 18 Leitch-Smith, 25 Powell

Player to watch: ??? After Saturday

Given 5 different players scored at Chesterfield this weekend your guess is as good as ours

Match Facts & Stats


Home Record 21st
Away Record 3rd
Overall Record 16th

Biggest Home Win – 2-0 Northampton
Biggest Away Win – Torquay 3-1
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-2 Stockport
Heaviest Away Defeat Accrington Stanley 3-0
Highest Scoring game Stevenage 2-2

Heroes & Villains

Goal Scorers

3 Tyrone Barnett,
2 Daniel
2 Mukendi,
2 Nat Brown
2 Sinclair,
2 Bencherif,
1 Daniel,
1 Draper.

2 Hamshaw
1 Sinclair
1 Brisley
1 Tremarco

Keeper Corner
Jose Veiga the Cape Crusader
Games 12 Saves 60 Clean sheets 0

Yellow Cards
Ross Draper 3
Paul Bolland 2
Vinny Mukendi 2
Tyrone Barnett 1
Paul Morgan 1
Bencherif 1
Carl Tremarco 1


Highest Gate 3915 Port Vale
Lowest Gate 1699 Northampton Town
Average Attendance 2755
Total Turnstile Clicks 13775

Crewe Alexandra

Home 8
Away 15th

Biggest Home Win 7-0 Barnet
Biggest Away Win –
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-1 Hereford United
Heaviest Away Defeat Cheltenham Town 3-2
Highest Aggregate Scores 5-5 Chesterfield, 7-0 Barnet

Goal scorers
Shaun Miller 5
David Artell 3
Clayton Donaldson 3
Luke Murphy 3
Ajay Leitch-Smith 2
Ashley Westwood 1
Calvin Makongo Zola 1

Westwood 6
Miller 2
Donaldson 1
Murphy 1
Tootle 1
Grant 1

Keeper Corner
Rhys Taylor
Games 12 Saves 72 Clean sheets 2

Yellow Cards
Shaun Miller 1
Ashley Westwood 1
David Artell 1
Calvin Makongo Zola 1
Lee Bell 1
Matt Tootle 1


Highest Gate 4584 Oxford United
Lowest Gate 3171 Barnet
Average Attendance 3957
Total Turnstile Clicks 19787
Maccs Stats – Heroes & Villains

Match Prediction:

A 3-2 win To Macc in a humdinger of a game that sparks a cup run

Next Fixtures:

Sat 9/10 A – Lincoln City 15:00 BST League Two

Sat 9/10 H – Torquay United 15:00 BST League Two

Sat 16/10 A – Southend United 15:00 BST League Two