Children go free for Magpies match against the Mariners and events planned for MacMillan

Maidenhead United are anticipating a large crowd for Saturday’s visit of Grimsby Town to York Road and are therefore recommending supporters purchase tickets for the match online in advance.

Children can also get into York Road for free for this match, with supporters able to access this offer through a voucher sent via the club’s newsletter.

The crowd will be segregated for the match, with away supporters able to access the ground through the Bell Street entrance and home supporters through the main York Road turnstiles.

Click here for more information on tickets.

The Magpies come into the clash off the back of four straight league defeats, however, there were signs of improvement in their most recent 1-0 defeat to Notts County.

The visitors could and probably should have taken the lead before Alex Lacey turned the ball home from Kyle Cameron’s far post just minutes into the second half.

The return of Sammy Barratt from injury gave the Magpies added attacking impetus, especially in the first half, and the home side will be keen to continue that for the visit of the Mariners this weekend.

Grimsby are looking to make an immediate return to the Football League, after being demoted from League 2 last season. Relegated sides often struggle to get to grips with the National League in their first season, however, third-placed Grimsby have barely put a foot wrong so far, winning five of their six matches and drawing the other.

Still, assistant manager Ryan Peters insisted this week the Magpies wouldn’t roll over and are looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

Defeat on Saturday saw them slip to 16th.

Peters said: “The games don't get any easier unfortunately, that's the nature of the league we're in, but the idea is that we get back to winning ways as soon as possible. We don't intend to roll over so when they come, we’re going to be as strong as we can be.”

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A programme of activities is in the works for tomorrow’s (Friday) MacMillan Coffee Morning at Maidenhead Athletic Club in Braywick Park.

MAC has teamed up with Maidenhead United Football Club and Braywick Leisure to offer a range of activities for people to enjoy and there will of course be coffee and cakes to help raise money for MacMillan Cancer Care.

The activities get underway from 10am with a social led walk around Braywick Nature Reserve. A Walking Football tournament will also be taking place throughout the morning.

Activities include: 10:00-11:00 Social led walk from the Braywick nature reserve; 10:00-10:20 Bootcamp on the Braywick Park astroturf; 10:30-10:50 Legs, bums, tums on the Braywick Park astroturf; 11:00-11:20 Core burner on the Braywick Park astroturf; 11:00-11:45 Couch to 1 mile starter session on the Braywick running track; 11:30-11:50 Bootcamp on the Braywick Park astroturf; 12:00-13:00 Beginners’ track session on the Braywick running track; 12:30-13:30 Womens’ walking football taster session on the Braywick Park astroturf.