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Macclesfield Town have axed Brian Horton after he was unable to save the League Two club from relegation. In March Horton replaced Gary Simpson on a short-term deal until the end of the season with the aim of keeping Macclesfield in the Football League. However, after failing to win any of his games in charge the club have decided to let him go. It has been confirmed that assistant manager Glyn Chamberlain will take charge for the final match of the season away to Southend.
Established in 1874, Macclesfield were a team synonmous with the Non League scene, but it would be the mid-1990s that they would gain that all-important step up into the Football League, a place they have stayed ever since.
Under the stewardship of former Manchester United midfielder Sammy McIlroy, the Silkmen managed to win the Vauxhall Conference, but were unable to gain promotion as their ground Moss Rose was not up to league standards.
However, it wasn't too long until they could celebrate a league title again, as the 1996-1997 season saw them storm to the title again and with redevelopment at Moss Rose now meeting the Football League standards, they were able to take up their promotion and ventured into the Football League.
Since then they have cemented their place in the lower echelons of the Football League and under Gary Simpson they were looking to try and make it into League One, but their League Two status is certainly the most important thing for the Silkmen.
Notable managers alongside McIlroy have been Brian Horton and Keith Alexander, who sadly passed away when still managing the club and will allways be a person that is precious to the Cheshire club.
Macclesfield Town have reaped 5 wins in the last 10 games, beating Barrow, Maidenhead, Tranmere Rovers, Aldershot Town and Guiseley AFC. 2 draws against Maidstone United and Torquay United and defeats to Dover Athletic, AFC Fylde and Halifax Town has seen them score 13 at an average of 1.3 goals per game while shipping 14.
|17 Mar||Dover Athletic||2 - 0||Macclesfield Town|
|10 Mar||Macclesfield Town||3 - 1||Barrow|
|05 Mar||Maidstone United||0 - 0||Macclesfield Town|
|24 Feb||Macclesfield Town||1 - 0||Maidenhead|
|20 Feb||Tranmere Rovers||1 - 4||Macclesfield Town|
|17 Feb||Aldershot Town||1 - 2||Macclesfield Town|
|17 Mar||@ Dover Athletic||2 - 0|
|10 Mar||vs Barrow||3 - 1|
|05 Mar||@ Maidstone United||0 - 0|
|24 Feb||vs Maidenhead||1 - 0|
|20 Feb||@ Tranmere Rovers||1 - 4|
|17 Feb||@ Aldershot Town||1 - 2|