Northgate vs Macclesfield Parish
Saturday 21st April 10.30am
Following a two match absence with business and pleasure, Clark returns to the fold to take charge of the final home game of the season. Boasting a superb record of just four goals conceded in their six home league games, the Tangerine Fortress welcomes its final opposition, Macclesfield Parish, for a twice-rearranged game originally scheduled for October. It is that defensive resilience that Clark will call upon again alongside the goal-scoring form that has come back in their most recent victories under Elkington.
Although it is a largely similar squad to the visit to Audacious two weeks ago, Clark’s return is accompanied by that of top goalscorer Alex Owen – keen to prove once again that the number 9 shirt belongs to him in the absence of Sharrock after his man-of-the-match performance. The powerhouse duet of Slade and Tonks are also unavailable, leading to additional returns for both Ben Jones and Matt Ward.
As the only team for Northgate yet to face this season, Macclesfield serve as something of an unknown quantity. Despite a lowly position in the league table, their strength is seen in the close scorelines they have had in every match. This is not an opponent to take lightly, but everyone at Northgate will be hoping for the perfect end to the home season.