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Project 21: Macclesfield Town U18s 9 v 0 Northwich Victoria U18s

23 September 2018

Macclesfield Town Under 18s stormed to another emphatic Mid Cheshire Division One League victory this afternoon, as they struck nine times without reply against local rivals Northwich Victoria.

The Vics came into the game boasting two wins out of two from their opening fixtures, yet they were soon subject to wave after wave of Silkmen pressure as Jim Hall's side looked to stamp their authority on the game from the first whistle.

Mohammed Hussein, Sam Jordan and Akim Samms all had chances to break the deadlock in the opening exchanges, yet the breakthrough was to come on 12 minutes when Duran showed a blistering turn of pace down the left before seeing his pinpoint cross finished from close range by Hussein.

Four minutes later, the Moss Rose faithful saw their side double their lead as the exciting Jordan broke free down the right and his low cross was confidently blasted home by Hussein once more.

Our third goal came on 20 minutes, as Duran beat the Northwich offside trap before nonchalantly slipping the ball past the advancing 'keeper in what was a calm and collected execution.

Jordan then got the goal his performance unquestionably deserved and when it came, it was certainly one to savour. Picking the ball up twenty five yards from goal, the young striker turned and unleashed a majestic strike which flew over the Northwich 'keeper and dipped perfectly under the crossbar.

Macc continued to apply copious amounts of pressure on the visitor's goal and four minutes before the half-time interval, extended our lead once more.

Jake Hall tenaciously created space down the right hand flank and unleashed a mesmerising cross which Richardson tapped home from five yards out.

To their credit, Northwich regrouped during the break and came out for the second period in defiant mood - despite the fact that the overall outcome of the game had already been all but settled.

The Silkmen defence held firm however, as they valiantly battled to secure their third clean sheet in as many games - with Tom Kerr visibly laying his body on the line in particular.

On 55 minutes the visitor's resistance was broken however, as Sean Holden hit a ferocious drive from twenty yards to give the home side a six goal advantage.

The tempo of the game then dropped slightly, yet Ben Parkinson in the Macc goal was seldom troubled as the visitors were largely restricted to speculative efforts from range.

With twenty minutes left to play, the home side made it seven when Dan Dolling latched onto a ball over the Northwich defence, before seeing off the advancing 'keeper and tapping the ball into the resultant empty net.

Less than two minutes later it was eight, as Kane Nolan hit an absolute screamer from an acute angle, before Jordan completed the rout on 88 minutes with another fine strike.

Macc could well have moved into double figures right at the death, as Samms launched a blistering run down the right hand side before seeing his shot across the face of goal fizz agonisingly wide.

Yet it proved to be another devastating performance from the Under 18s side, which enhanced the belief that they are in for a very exciting season ahead.

After the game we spoke to Manager Jim Hall, together with Ben Parkinson and Jake Hall -

Macclesfield Town U18s: Parkinson, Box, Nolan, Kerr, Ezzedine, Arkian, Hall, Duran, Hussein, Jordan, Samms.

Subs: Dolling, Richardson, Holden, Phillips.

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