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Silkmen Stage Scintillating Comeback

20 November 2018

Macclesfield Town staged a scintillating Central League Cup comeback this afternoon, as they overturned a three goal deficit to reign victorious against Huddersfield Town.

The visitors dominated much of the early possession, yet the Macc rearguard thwarted everything which was thrown at them during the opening exchanges.

The Silkmen then began to settle into the game, with Callum Evans orchestrating much of the play - much to the enjoyment of the Silkmen faithful.

With much of the first half action confined to a battle of attrition in the midfield, chances for both sides came at a premium and although Miles Welch-Hayes and Nathan Blissett came close to opening the deadlock, the teams would go into the interval with both 'keepers having their clean sheet in tact.

Three minutes into the second half, Ben Parkinson pulled off a world class save to deny Ben Jackson's deflected effort before the visitors took the lead through Micah Obiero.

Six minutes later the visitors doubled their lead, as a mixup in the Macc defence saw the ball trickle past Parkinson and into the back of an empty net.

Just 120 seconds later, Huddersfield claimed their third as Dom Tear screamed down the right hand flank before squaring the ball to Obiero who calmly slotted the ball home.

Macc could easily have been shellshocked at Huddersfield's three goal blitz, yet this only acted to catalyse the lads into action as they defiantly looked to secure an unlikely comeback.

On 61 minutes Welch-Hayes stormed down the right, before his pinpoint cross was headed in at the far post by Scott Wilson.

Two minutes later the deficit was reduced further, as Nathan Blissett's innovative reverse header flew into the back of the net after leaving Gabriel Rosario stranded.

With eight minutes left on the clock, parity was restored through a Koby Arthur thunderbolt from twenty-five yards and this elicited a gargantuan siege on the Huddersfield goal as Macc eagerly sought to complete their comeback.

This duly came seconds before the final whistle, as Wilson left his marker for dead before firing an inch perfect drive into the far corner of the net.

Macclesfield Town: Parkinson, McAllister, Nolan, Lowe, Grimes, Wilson, Samms, Blissett, Welch-Hayes, Evans, Arthur.

Subs: Cobey, Mohammed, Jordan, Richardson, Holden.

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