FGR take on Macclesfield Town on the 29th December at The New Lawn. Proceeds from the day’s Rovers Raffle will go to the Supporters Trust at Macclesfield as a help in troubled times for the club.
Macclesfield’s recent history has been difficult. On the 19th December, after an Independent Disciplinary Committee hearing Macclesfield Town were deducted six points after pleading guilty to numerous EFL charges. These included non-payment of salaries and failing to play their League Two clash against Crewe Alexandra on December 7th (this followed senior players saying they would boycott the game as they again had not been paid). A further deduction of four points was suspended for the time being.
However, the club will now face a further misconduct charge from the EFL after they failed to play their home game against Plymouth Argyle on 21st December. This time the problem was to do with ground safety concerns. The club were served with a “zero capacity notice” meaning that no spectators could be allowed into the stadium to watch the game (and the EFL turned down a request for the match to go ahead behind closed doors).