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Match Report


Posted Wed 17 Jul 13 at 13:38 PM

Silkmen defeated on opening day.

The Silkmen were beaten on opening day as Nuneaton were winners in an unnattractive game at the Moss Rose.

Macc's best spell came in the opening 15 minutes as Jack Mackreth was fouled wide on the right, to win the the Silkmen an early free kick. Danny Andrew’s delivery was almost met by Steve Williams, but nicked behind for a corner. Played in by the same player, it was headed over by Danny Rowe.

A sweeping Silkmen attack then saw Connor overlap to put in a great cross to Jannings, but he had it stolen off his head by the ‘keeper, who then scrambled to gather his dropped ball at the feet of Whitaker.

Nuneaton, who started timewasting in the 12th minute, won a free kick 25 yards out which was met by the head of Andy Brown, but Taylor tipped it acrobatically over thebar, but the resultant corner was headed home by Louis Moult as the visitors took the lead.

A breakaway led to another Nuneaton attack as Taylor tipped a ball wide of the post, but this time the corner was cleared.

Macc had a chance with a good spell of pressure that ended when a good Connor cross was nodded wide by Jennings, and there were cries for a penalty as Jennings was shoved in the box, but nothing was given as the half petered out to turn around 1-0 to Nuneaton.

Second half started slowly with an early chance falling to N16, but his attempted outside of the foot strike skewed wide, before Chris Holroyd replaced Kissock for the Silkmen.

A good attack for the Silkmen then found Jennings in the box, but he mistimes his kick and the ‘keeper gathered. The afternoon continued to frustrate as the visitors won a free kick wide on the left and the Silkmen finally scrambled clear. Nuneaton were happy to soak up any Silkmen attacks and trying to hit on the break to extend their lead.

A Jennings shot was deflected for a corner was met by Steve Williams, but his flicked header flew wide.

Peter Winn replaced Danny Rowe as the Silkmen earned a free kickon the right touchline, level with the edge of the area, but it was cleared. A Macc corner eventually fell to James Bolton who fired over.

Jack Mackreth was replaced by Arthur Gnahoua, and he came close to creating an equaliser as his cross was headed back across the six yard box by Jennings to Kay who saw his header saved.

The Silkmen won a corner as four minutes of time was shown, but it was eaten up by Nuneaton keeping the ball in the corner.

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