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Elite Development Squad Make Moss Rose Debut

21 November 2018

Macclesfield Town EDS played their first game as a team against Morecambe U16s at the Moss Rose last night. 

The game started at a frantic pace with both sides enjoying good amounts of possession but without creating too many chances on goal. Macclesfield began to grow into the game with some nice interchanging passes but couldn't find the quality final ball to break the Morecambe defence. 

The first real chance of the game came from Macclesfield in the 17th minute as a Zak Box's long throw was allowed to bounce in the box and Lewis Howard controlled the ball with his chest before volleying narrowly wide of the post. 

Paul McGuire's team started to dominate the game and with Zak Box was next to try his luck as a long ball by Luke Draysey found Callum Speed who laid the ball back to Box who cut inside and fired over the bar. 

Macclesfield's defensive partnership of Joe Young and Charles Chilufya was looking a strong partnership - dealing with everything that Morecambe was throwing at them.  

Morecambe took the lead against the run of play in the 42nd minute. Hinman played a through ball which allowed Price to break the offside trap and he found himself one on one with Marcell Monori before calmly finishing 

Morecambe doubled their lead on 57 minutes as Greenwood was brought down in the box by Joe Young. Ly stepped up and calmly tucked the ball into the bottom left corner. 

Macclesfield continued to dominate the ball and created a whole host of half chances but couldn't find the breakthrough needed to get back into the game. 

Reaction to follow later today from EDS Youth Team Manager Paul McGuire.

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