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On This Day: Alfreton Town 0 v 1 Macclesfield Town

26 April 2020

Scott Boden scored his fifth goal in six outings six years ago today, as John Askey's side finished the 2013/14 campaign with a 1 - 0 victory at Alfreton Town.

Macc went into the game on the back of three consecutive defeats at the hands of Forest Green Rovers, Halifax Town and Gateshead respectively, yet our hosts boasted a winless run spanning eight games and therefore both sides were determined to end the season on a high.

Buoyed by a vociferous away following, it was Askey's side who started the brighter with Jack Mackreth and Peter Winn both going close in the opening exchanges.

Dan Walker and John Akinde both failed to hit the target despite being well-placed for the hosts, yet in truth Ritchie Branagan's goal was rarely troubled by the Derbyshire side.

The second period saw the tempo drop somewhat and as a result chances were few and far between.

Prior to the deadlock being broken, it was Winn who had the clearest opportunity - bringing a phenomenal save from 'keeper Joe Wildsmith who denied the popular midfielder from just three yards out.

With the match and the season ebbing towards it's conclusion, Macc launched a last claim for maximum points and would be rewarded with less than sixty seconds on the clock.

After excellent work from Dan Cowan down the right, his cross was clinically headed home by Boden to send the Silkmen faithful into the summer break with a smile on their faces.

Macclesfield Town: Branagan, Cowan, Pilkington, Williams, Andrew, Mackreth, Kay, (Whitaker 46), Turnbull, Lewis (Holroyd 66), Winn, Boden.

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