Macclesfield FC U19 B will make the journey to Wolverhampton College as they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers U19 A in the Central 2 league. The Midlands side sit one place above Macclesfield sitting in fifth place.
The 1pm game will be crucial for both sides, as they will be looking to gain some traction on the teams battling at the top. The two teams have had a similar run of form, so it will be interesting to see how the two teams fare in the clash.
Macclesfield FC U19 B have only won one of their first four games of the season, however two of the losses came to first and second Derby County B and Shrewsbury Town respectively. The Silkmen looked comfortable in a 3-1 win over Birmingham City B but fell against first place Derby County B in their last game. An Oliver Jones goal sparked hope of a comeback, however, the first-place side did enough to clinch the three points.
Wolverhampton Wanderers U 19 A are no stranger to the Macclesfield FC BTEC teams, having faced off with the Macclesfield FC U19 C side in the CEFL Cup. The game ended in a 3-0 loss for the Silkmen, but the C side challenged the top Wolves team and caused the Midlands side to play in their own half for the majority of the second half.
Wolverhampton Wanderers U 19 A have lost the last two league games, having lost 2-0 to Walsall and conceding five goals away at Derby County B. They will be looking to turn around their fortune and get back to winning ways.
The Wolverhampton side play their football at the Wolverhampton College, run alongside the Wolverhampton Foundation; they offer a course which allows the students to achieve a BTEC in sport as well as training and playing football against some of the top teams in Central England. Brad Moore and the Wolverhampton Foundation which supports the BTEC programme, have both been shortlisted for awards by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
A win for the Silkmen is crucial for the Cheshire side, having played more games than all of the other teams a loss would leave them vulnerable. A win would be great for the side and would be a great boost following the break-in football due to the lockdown. Macclesfield FC U19 B will also be looking to improve on their goal difference, currently sitting on -5 GD.
Danny Whiting, Macclesfield FC U 19 B manager had this to say about the fixture:
“The lads haven’t played in just under a month, but they have been training their socks off and a win after the short break would be great for the morale and confidence of the team.
We’re pretty well matched with the Wolves side, but our C side have played the Wolves A side before and I think the lads have the quality to get a result.”
The game kicks off at 1pm at Wolverhampton College, and I’m sure the lads will be looking forward to getting back on the pitch.