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Posted Sat 04 Jul 15 at 07:46 AM

Superb Silkmen Secure Away Win

Macclesfield Town made it three games unbeaten for the first time this season following an impressive 3-0 victory away at Guiseley. 

A free kick by Paul Turnbull followed by goals from both Danny Whitehead and Danny Whitaker in either half ensured the Silkmen recorded their second successive 3-0 away victory. 

The hosts did have a late chance to find a consolation goal after substitute Liam Dickinson was fouled in the penalty area, however an excellent save by Shwan Jalal saw Macc earn their fifth clean sheet of the season. 

In a game where torrential downpour saw conditions tough to play in, Macc still managed to play sublime football and controlled the game right from the off.  

It took 24 minutes for the Silkmen to take the lead, good build up play after controlling the game lead to a clumsy challenge a few yards outside the box. In his return to the team Turnbull stepped up before curling the ball around the outside of the wall to sneak it into the corner giving Macc a 1-0 lead. 

After continuing to dominate at Nethermoor Danny Rowe could’ve added to his tally of two for the season, a fast counter-attack by Whitaker saw him play in Rowe down the left, sprinting into the area he failed to capitalise on the chance largely due to the dreadful weather as he screwed his driven effort wide of Drenche’s net.  

Just before the interval Macc doubled their advantage, playing the ball well inside Guiseley’s final third, Danny Whitaker hit a long-ranged effort which bounced just in front of Drench, however the weather conditions saw the ball skid away from the helpless keeper giving Macc a 2-0 lead at half-time. 

A much more even contest in the second half saw Guiseley make two changes immediately, however it was again the visitors who almost found the next goal, a pre-scripted corner routine saw the ball driven in along the floor for Rowe who made a run from the back post to front post but his effort blazed wide of the goal. 

As Guiseley pushed for a goal Adam Boyes found himself one-on-one with Jalal, but as Boyes executed his effort, fantastic reflexes from Jalal saw Macc keep their healthy two-goal advantage. 

Three points were all but confirmed just before the hour mark, a storming run down the right by Whitehead saw him cross the ball along the wet surface for Whitaker to slide in to the net to make it 3-0 to Macc. 

In a late bid the hosts brought on their giant force up front Liam Dickinson who made an impact, minutes after coming on he earnt a penalty after several Macc players surrounded him in an attempt to win the ball of the six foot four man. 

Dickinson then stepped up, but Jalal came out on top after diving far into his left corner before tipping the ball just wide making an excellent penalty save. 

One minute later in the 74th minute the hosts had a free kick just outside the area in which Jalal came to the rescue again, as the ball was set to curl into the top corner, Jalal dived and again tipped the ball just over the bar to keep the Silkmen 3-0 up. 

Guiseley: Drench, Toulson, Lockwood, Hatfield, Lowe, Atkinson, Lawlor, Thompsom (Boyes 46), Craddock (Dickinson 62), Rothery (Brooksby 46), Maris 

Subs not used: Boshell, Atkinson 

Macclesfield: Jalal, Halls, Pilkington, Diagne, Fitzpatrick, Turnbull, Whitaker, Whitehead, Holroyd, Rowe, Sampson 

Subs not used: Branagan, Cowan, Meikle, Adarabioyo 

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