Bristol Rovers and Macclesfield Town have met sixteen times in competitive football, with the better record belonging to the Silkmen. They have won seven times to the Rovers' two.
Although founded in 1874, originally as Macclesfield, Town being added to their name in 1966, it wasn't until 1997 that they were promoted to the Football League. They had actually won the Conference two years earlier, but were denied promotion due to their ground not meeting league requirements. After winning promotion to Division Two at the end of their first season in the league they faced Rovers for the first time in a 0–0 draw a week before Christmas day 1998.
Rovers have never won at home to Macclesfield in eight attempts.
- Last meeting: 3 March 2012 – Bristol Rovers 0–0 Macclesfield Town
- Biggest win: 8 May 1999 – Macclesfield Town 3–4 Bristol Rovers
- Heaviest defeat: 13 October 2001 – Bristol Rovers 0–2 Macclesfield Town
- Highest aggregate score: 8 May 1999 – Macclesfield Town 3–4 Bristol Rovers
Players at both clubsEdit
Some of the players who have been on the books of both Bristol Rovers and Macclesfield Town are listed below.
- Jon Beswetherick had a loan spell at Macclesfield shortly before joining Rovers in 2004
- Mustapha Carayol was a youth team player at Macclesfield
- Lance Cronin joined Macclesfield from Rovers in 2012
- Michael Husbands had a brief non-contract spell at Rovers in 2005 and joined Macclesfield in 2007
- Rickie Lambert left Macclesfield in 2002, before joining Rovers in 2006
- Pedro Matias played for Macclesfield during the 1998–99 season before a brief spell as a Rovers player in 2004
- Clayton McDonald had loan spells at both Macclesfield and Bristol Rovers
- Carl Regan spent two years with Macclesfield from 2006 and signed for Rovers in 2009
- Neil Ross was loaned to Rovers by Stockport County in 2001, who he left to sign for Macclesfield in 2003
- Anthony Williams was loaned to both Rovers and Macclesfield by Blackburn Rovers in 1999 and 2000 respectively
All competitive matches between Bristol Rovers and Macclesfield Town are listed below.
|18 December 1998||Division Two||Bristol Rovers||0–0||Macclesfield Town|
|8 May 1999||Division Two||Macclesfield Town||3–4||Bristol Rovers|
|13 October 2001||Division Three||Bristol Rovers||0–2||Macclesfield Town|
|16 February 2002||Division Three||Macclesfield Town||2–1||Bristol Rovers|
|8 September 2002||Division Three||Macclesfield Town||2–1||Bristol Rovers|
|22 February 2003||Division Three||Bristol Rovers||1–1||Macclesfield Town|
|25 August 2003||Division Three||Bristol Rovers||2–2||Macclesfield Town|
|13 January 2004||Division Three||Macclesfield Town||2–1||Bristol Rovers|
|11 December 2004||League Two||Bristol Rovers||0–0||Macclesfield Town|
|26 February 2005||League Two||Macclesfield Town||2–1||Bristol Rovers|
|29 October 2005||League Two||Macclesfield Town||2–1||Bristol Rovers|
|6 May 2006||League Two||Bristol Rovers||2–3||Macclesfield Town|
|21 October 2006||League Two||Bristol Rovers||0–0||Macclesfield Town|
|24 April 2007||League Two||Macclesfield Town||0–1||Bristol Rovers|
|20 August 2011||League Two||Macclesfield Town||0–0||Bristol Rovers|
|3 March 2012||League Two||Bristol Rovers||0–0||Macclesfield Town|