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Posted Tue 03 Jul 12 at 23:08 PM

Silkmen beat Wrexham 2-0

The Silkmen bounced back from their opening day defeat at the hands of Hereford with a fantastic 2-0 home win over a Wrexham side who are amongst the favourites for promotion this season.

The visitors started well and won an early corner, but the clearance found Braham-Barrettwho had a good solo run before crossing into the box, only to see his ball clear both attack and defence.

It was less than 10 minutes into the match when the Silkmen took the lead. A Silkmen corner was taken too long, but played back in towards Waide Fairhurst. His first shot was saved, but he reacted fastest and poked the ball home from close range.

John Paul Kissock then tested Mayebi in the Wrexham goal with a long range shot, and Nat Brown forced a good save with a powerful header from a corner.
The visitors did have the ball in the net, as Lance Cronin saved, but saw the ball kicked from his hands, but the referee signalled for an infringement.

Wrexham enjoyed their best spell of the game as they pressed for an equaliser, and a free kick was hit too far, but not cleared far enough, and Cronin could only watch to see a header fly over the bar.

Wrexham's Jay Harris then went on a good solo run before firing a long range shot wide of the post.

The Silkmen were looking at the referee just before the break as Barnes Homer was taken out as he looked to attack, the ball fell to Jackson who brought the ball down the right and crossed to Henry who headed just wide before half time.

The second half saw Wrexham continuing to pressurise, but not make many real inroads meanwhile the Silkmen found the roof of the net from Charlie Henry. At the other end, NAt Brown had to be sharp to deflect a cross behind for a corner.
Wrexham then went close with a well worked free kick routine from 30 yards. Chipping the ball into the penalty area, Danny Wright heading over from close range.

A double Silkmen substitution would prove vital  for the Silkmen asMackreth and Mendy replaced Henry and Fairhurst, and within miniutes Mendy was meeting a corner with a powerful header to make it 2-0.

The visitors tried to press the Silkmen to take anything from the game but were unable to break down a stubborn back line. A Silkmen sub saw Rob Edmans replacing Matthew Barnes-Homer, and his first act was to head a corner away from danger.

The Silkmen came closest to netting another as Edmans almost found Kissock on a run on goal, but neither side could add to the score giving the Silkmen the first win in the Conference, a first win in 2012 and keeping the club unbeaten in Conference football at the Moss Rose since 10th December 1996.

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