IT is currently very tight towards the top of League Two, and Bradford City have tumbled from second to seventh, despite only having played one league match since a 2-0 win over Exeter City on November 2 pushed them into that lofty position.

But the combination of a postponed game at Colchester United and a poor 2-1 away defeat at Plymouth Argyle last weekend has led to the Bantams now hanging on to that final play-off spot, and in need of bouncing back.

They will hope to get back on the right track against Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose tomorrow.

The original game on October 26 was postponed, with torrential rain in the hours before the match ensuring there was no chance of play going ahead in Cheshire.

Despite well-documented financial issues, which has seen a players' strike and the threat of a winding-up petition looming, Macclesfield are making a decent fist of this season.

They sit 14th in the table, having ground out creditable 0-0 draws against against Mansfield and Salford City in their last two matches.

But enough waffle from me, you're here to take in a comprehensive away day guide, so for anyone heading down to watch the Bantams tomorrow, here is all you need to know.


Venue: Moss Rose

Capacity: 6,355 (2,599 seated)

Address: 125 London Rd, Macclesfield, SK11 7SW


Tickets are still available for the game, both seated and on the terrace. Tickets bought by City fans for the original game are still valid for this clash, and you won't need to pay any extra.

If you would like to buy a new ticket though, admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £22 (seating) £15 (terrace)

Senior Citizens: £17 (seating) £12 (terrace)

Under-25s: £12

Under-18s: £6

Under-11s: £3

Ambulant disabled supporters as asked to pay the above seated charge and are entitled to a free carer ticket.


The main concern for the big day is how to get there, how long it will take to get there, and where on earth you’re going to park.

Train: The whole journey should take around two and a half hours. Starting at Bradford Interchange, take a 20 minute train into Leeds station, before hopping on the TransPennine Express service to Manchester Piccadilly.

Then catch a Northern train from Piccadilly to Stoke, which will get to Macclesfield in just over half an hour. From there it is a five minute walk from the train station to the bus station on Queen Victoria Street (via Waters Green and Boden Street).

Catch the number 109 bus to Leek Town Centre from platform three. That will get you to the Co-Op in two minutes, from which it is a two minute walk to the ground.

Alternatively, you can take the 25 minute walk from Macclesfield station to the ground.

Car: Using the Interchange as our starting point again, it takes around three miles to get on the M606 from the A650 and the A6177/Rooley Lane.

Then take the M62 and M60 to Kingsway/A34 in Cheadle. Take exit three from M60. That stretch of the journey is just over 42 miles.

Continue on the A34. Take Dean Row Rd and B5358 to A523 in Macclesfield. The first part of that journey takes around nine miles, before you get on to the A523.

Stay on the A523 for four miles, until you see your destination, Moss Rose, on the right hand side.


Macclesfield list this parking advice on their official website: "Although the club does not have a car park for visiting supporters, there is ample road side parking in the immediate areas around the ground.

"The club asks supporters to be advised to check for double white and yellow lines.

"A very safe place to park is in the Lyme Green Retail Park, which is only about 300 yards south of the ground down the London Road or on the London Road itself."


The part of the guide you all look out for. Here are the best places to grab a pre-match pint.

Unfortunately, Moss Rose ground is located on the outskirts of Macclesfield so there is not a tremendous choice of pubs.

However, and visiting fans who have been previously have got this one covered.

Adam Hodson, a Stockport fan, says: "At the stadium itself, there is the Keith Alexander Bar which admits both home and away supporters. It is located in the Henshaw's Stand next door to the Sammy McIlroy suite. Apart from alcoholic drinks, hot food is on offer too."

Jonathan Woodard, a Brentford supporter, adds: "The bar is free to get in and prices are reasonable and perhaps best of all, you get a great view of the pitch, so you can watch the teams warming up an hour before the game."

The closest pub is the Golden Lion, which is just under a ten minute walk from the away turnstiles, where there is usually a mix of home and away supporters.

It serves real ale and on matchdays they offer pie and chips, plus a pint, for £5. The pub also offers free parking for coaches and minibuses if arranged in advance (Tel: 01625 423763).

To find the Golden Lion, simply head down Moss Lane, which goes behind the away terrace, and then turn left at the corner of the ground and walk down behind the new stand. Keep straight on this road and you will come to the pub on the left.

If you are into your real ale, then you could take the ten minute walk to The Railway View pub on Byrons Lane.

This smallish pub has around six ales on offer, including a number of guest beers.

They also sell homemade pies and if the weather is good, then there is a small beer garden.

To find this pub, follow the A523 from the ground towards Macclesfield town centre.

At a set of traffic lights, turn right into Byrons Lane. Just go over the railway bridge and the pub is on the right.

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