MFA back to Winning Ways
After a solid performance last week in Skelmersdale, MFA this week travelled to neighbours Knutsford Academy looking to kick start the season.
The game begun at a pace, with the home side creating several good opportunities to score, yet the score stayed 0-0 after some heroic defending notably from goalkeeper Warters. Midway through the 1st half Knutsford were awarded a somewhat soft penalty. The resulting effort hit the post and was slammed home on the rebound by the taker with no touch from an MFA player. The referee rightly awarded MFA a free kick and the goal did not stand.
MFA grew into the game and against the run of play took the lead. Good strong play from Niza Chilfya down the left saw his cross find James Robins at the back post to place the ball home. 0-1.
Throughout the second half MFA showed great courage and determination, including a string of fine saves from Warters. After a couple of timely substitutions MFA sealed the much deserved victory when Jack Robinsons clever through ball released Tom Nickson. The winger ran through 1 on 1 with the keeper and slotted home, cue the celebrations from players and coaching staff alike.
Final Score 0-2 to Macclesfield Football Academy.
Paul McGuire said; “I’m absolutely thrilled for the lads today. We rode our luck, but you make your own luck in this game and due to the effort and commitment they showed we deserved it. It’s been a tough period, but we’ve come out of it stronger”.
About the end to end action Paul commented; “I’ve seen a lot of games this season, but wow this was a whole new one. How we kept a clean sheet I don’t know. Myself, Byron and Stewart from MTFC thoroughly enjoyed the game, it certainly kept us on the edge of our seats”.