Daryl McMahon secured his first victory as Macclesfield Town Head Coach this afternoon, as The Silkmen defeat Scunthorpe 1 - 0 at the Moss Rose.
Macc came into the game hungry to gain three points after an underserved defeat to Morecambe last Tuesday.
Joe Ironside put the Silkmen up 1 - 0 in the second half with a well-placed penalty into the bottom right corner in which the keeper had no chance of saving. Corey O’Keeffe stormed into the opposition's box and was brought down by the Scunthorpe defender to win the penalty.
Ironside wasclinicially dispatched the penalty and is now under way for the season in terms of the goalscoring charts.
The Silkmen came within whiskers of getting a second in the game, Ironside blasted the ball at the goal but the keeper pulled off a great save which then fell to the feet of Paddy Osadeb - however the 'keeper pulled off a miraculous double save to give the away side slight hope.
The opening ten minutes of the game saw Macclesfield often chasing the ball as a few chances opened up for Scunthorpe, but they didn’t make anything of it.
Ironside came close to scoring in the first half, the ball dropped kindly and our number nine saw his left footed shot expertly saved by Rory Watson the Scunthorpe keeper.
On the other side of the pitch, just before the half time whistle blew George Miller smashed his effort off the crossbar in what was a huge chance for the visitors to go ahead before the break.
The away side came to Moss Rose with just one registered point in the league after defeats to Swindon, Cheltenham and Cambridge and a draw at home to Crawley Town which sees them remain at bottom of League Two.
We now look forward to our next fixture in our League Two campaign. We travel away to Stevenage in an interesting clash on the 31st August after travelling to Grimsby Town in our Carabao Cup Second Round clash on Tuesday evening.
By Leif Payne