Macclesfield FC U19 B go up against Derby County C in the CEFA Cup on Wednesday. They travel to Derby for the 1:15pm kick-off, as Macclesfield will look to get a result in the Cup and continue their good form in recent games.
Macclesfield FC B will be looking to capitalise on a Derby side that are currently without a win in their league so far this season, and they will look to get off the blocks with a first win this season.
The Macclesfield B side come off a 5-0 away win to Wolverhampton Wanderers A side last Wednesday, with Harry Massey and Ollie Jones both bagging two goals against the Midlands side. The Silkmen went up early after Josh Andrews made his way through the defence to open the score, and another five minutes later from Harry Massey cushioned the lead. The Wolves side did have opportunities in the game trying to find a way back in, but the Silkmen held well and made sure they ended the game with a clean sheet.
Macclesfield FC U19 B face a Derby C side who are yet to win this season, the East Midlands side sit in 6thplace in the league below the Macclesfield B side. A 5-3 defeat to West Brom B and a 1-0 defeat to Peterborough United B, has shown that the Derby side a struggling defensively but are no stranger to scoring a goal. Derby will be looking to change their fortune and cause an upset to a team in the league above.
The Derby County Community Trust Football and Education programme offers a platform for 16-18-year olds to gain A-Level, NCFE and BTEC qualifications, while playing football for an elite footballing programme. The club also offers the players trials for Semi Pro and Professional teams around the country, allowing players to compete on the pitch as well as off it.
Derby start a run of three Cup games in a row and will be wanting to get off to a better start in the cup. While Macclesfield will be looking to extend on the good football the played last week.
Danny Whiting, Macclesfield FC U19 B manager is optimistic for the match against Derby County C and had this to say:
“We played some brilliant football last week, and it’s crucial that we pick up from where we left off.
Ollie Jones is in fantastic form and I wouldn’t be surprised if he bagged a few against this Derby side.
I think it’s important the lads forget the fact Derby County C play in the league below, because we know that the Derby sides play some good football and they are going to come out fighting right from the start.”
The game kicks off at 1pm at the Derby Community Trust Centre, and the lads will be looking to get off to a good start in the league.