Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Globe Arena pits together Morecambe and Macclesfield Town, the two teams who are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the National League. Morecambe head into the midweek fixture following a 1-1 draw with Mansfield Town where Alex Kenyon opened his goal-scoring account. The 27-year-old came from the bench in the 1-1 draw with the Yellows, but he is likely to start against Macclesfield Town.
The Silkmen, on the other hand, have been struggling to find their form under new manager Mark Kennedy, with the team collecting only one point in total from the previous three league fixtures. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score as both Morecambe and Macclesfield Town are likely to go for a victory in Tuesday’s relegation six-pointer. In their last meeting at Globe Arena the Shrimps defeated the Silkmen 2-1.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Macclesfield):
Formed in 1984, Macclesfield Town are a professional football club that play their home matches at Moss Rose. The stadium, which have the capacity of 5,911 people, was built back in 1891 and opened later that year. The Silkmen wear blue jerseys and white shorts when playing at home, whereas black and green are the club’s away colours.
Macclesfield Town have won Staffordshire Senior Cup twice (1992/93, 1995/96), and they have 21 Cheshire Senior Cup titles. The Silkmen registered their record Football League victory against Stockport County (2005/06), with the team rolling over the Hatters 6-0. As for the club’s biggest Football League defeat, they were beaten by West Ham United 8-0 in the EFL Cup round 3 in the 2018/2019 season.
The likes of Northwich Victoria and Altrincham are Macclesfield Town’s traditional rivals, while aforementioned Stockport County were their closest rivals during the Football League years. Their biggest rivals in League Two are Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra.