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Silkmen Claim Confidence Boosting Victory

31 July 2018

A clinical 63rd minute strike from Koby Arthur gave Macclesfield Town a confidence boosting victory over a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI this afternoon.

In a behind closed doors friendly Macc dominated the opening exchanges, as they passed the ball around with confidence and conviction.

New signing Callum Maycock orchestrated the midfield in his first start for the club and looked to be a shrewd acquisition ahead of our EFL return.

Tyrone Marsh was unlucky not to open the scoring on numerous occasions in the first half hour, yet the visitors would have also felt aggrieved when they rattled the woodwork five minutes from half time.

The second half developed into a frantic end to end affair, with both sides gallantly searching for victory.

Just after the hour mark, the breakthrough was forged as Jared Hodgkiss' majestic cross from the right was sublimely sent into the far corner of the net by Koby Arthur.

Five minutes later the Ghanian could easily have doubled his tally, after he cut inside from the right and fired a captivating drive just wide of the far post angle.

Scott Wilson and Tyrone Marsh went close for Macc in the latter exchanges, but Mark Yates will be happy to complete an inspiring victory four days before the EFL season kicks off.

Macclesfield Town: Trialist, Lowe, Welch-Hayes, Evans, Pearson, Lloyd, Maycock (Hodgkiss '57), Trialist (Arthur '52), Marsh (Wilson '45), Blissett, Trialist

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