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Silkmen Under 21s Fall To Narrow Defeat Against City Of Liverpool

21 October 2019

The young Silkmen side travelled to City of Liverpool yesterday, looking to gain a positive result and move themselves up the North West U21 Premier Division table.  
 
Macclesfield started the game the brightest with the majority of the possession with Doumbia and Ellis causing issues for the City Of Liverpool backline.  
 
Despite all this pressure it was Macclesfield who went behind in the 11th minute as a swift counter-attack saw Liverpool’s number 11 fire past Longato and into the back of the net.  
 
City Of Liverpool doubled their lead three minutes later as their winger skipped past Ali Ezzadine, drove into the box and pulled it back to their striker who calmly slotted the ball home.  
 
This goal kicked the Silkmen into gear and Macclesfield started to control proceedings with Ellis, Diabo, Makelele and Doumbia started to cause the City Of Liverpool defence some problems.  
 
On twenty-two minutes Amadou Doumbia halved the deficit. After the first corner was deflected out of play, Cavan Halford whipped in a delightful ball to the back post which was met by the powerful head of Doumbia to make it two-one.  
 
The Silkmen were almost level two minutes later. Number 11 for City of Liverpool put too much pace on the back past and it went past the on rushing keeper and just as it was about to go over the line the keeper managed to clear it away to safety.  
 
The half drew to a close early with Amadou Doumbia going down injured after a heavy challenge, resulting with him being carried off during the break.  
 
The Silkmen side made to worst possible start to the second half as they conceded a goal three minutes after the break. Liverpool broke down the Silkmen right hand side, when they got to the by-line they cut it back and despite the best effort of Rocco Fregapane the ball found its way into the back of the net.  
 
The game became quite scrappy with neither team being able to cut out any clear cut chances. The best chances that the Silkmen created were from Sam Jordan and Joe Cobey.  
 
It was down to the good work of Sam Jordan that the Silkmen reduced to deficit to one goal. After a deep cross from Cavan Holford, Sam Jordan took the ball down excellently before  turning his man and playing across the box for Trevor Kyobe to tap home.  
 
The game ended with the Silkmen dominating possession but failing to create any major chances.


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