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Games Of The Season: Exeter City (A)

23 May 2019

Sol Campbell's tenure as Macclesfield Town manager got off to the perfect start back in late-November, as just hours after putting pen to paper on an eighteen-month contract the former Arsenal and England defender saw his new employers pick up an inspired victory over Exeter City.
 
The high-flying Grecians were firm favourites going into the clash, yet for the select bunch of Silkmen fans who made the mammoth trip down to Devon there was a renewed sense of defiance emanating from the stands.
 
Having put Yeovil Town to the sword three days prior, Macc started the game in committed fashion - nullifying the hosts offensive threat at every turn.
 
With attempts at Kieran O'Hara's goal being sporadic and speculative in nature, Macc set their sights on claiming back to back victories with Callum Evans and Michael Rose both going agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock.
 
Yet we claimed our just rewards on 54 minutes when Elliott Durrell nonchalantly took the ball down on the right-hand flank, before delivering a magical cross into the penalty area which was pristinely directed into the far corner of the net by Harry Smith.
 
As you would expect, this catalysed the hosts into a period of sustained possession but chances to restore parity came at a premium.
 
Macc would defiantly see the game out to claim another crucial victory - as the gap at the foot of the table was reduced to four points.
 
Here are the match highlights -
 

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