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On This Day: Macclesfield Town 1 v 0 Bury. 29th August 2005.

29 August 2018

Thirteen years ago today, Brian Horton's Macclesfield Town secured their first league win of the season by defeating Bury at the Moss Rose.

Despite having only taken one point from the opening four league games, The Silkmen did manage to complete an inspirational League Cup victory over Nottingham Forest and the confidence which this elicited was clear for everyone to see as The Shakers came to town.

Macc started brightly and with less than sixty seconds on the clock John Miles saw his delicious curling effort from twenty-five yards fly agonisingly over the far post angle.

Horton's men proved to be on scintillating form, with Danny Whitaker, Paul Harsley and Kevin McIntyre all squandering chances before the deadlock was finally broke in the 18th minute.

Allan Russell broke free down the right and his tantalising cross was calmly finished by midfielder Martin Bullock who fired past Edwards in the Bury goal.

The hosts were then made to fight for the victory, as Bury piled on the pressure looking for at least a share of the spoils.

Goalkeeper Alan Fettis proved to be in fine form however, and together with the unbreakable defensive quartet of Michael Briscoe, Danny Swailes, David Morley and Andrew Smart, Macc saw the game out to defiantly claim maximum points.

Macclesfield Town: Fettis, Morley, Swailes, Bullock, Harsley, Miles, Whitaker, McIntyre, Briscoe, Smart, Russell.


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