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Silkmen Season Review: September

11 April 2020

Following a strong start to the season, the Silkmen had to contend with a packed fixture schedule heading into September due to our progression in the Carabao Cup and the beginning of our Leasing.com Trophy campaign.

Victory over Newcastle United U23s at the start of the month was followed by a defeat to Port Vale in the Leasing.com Trophy, whilst a penalty shootout reverse away at Grimsby Town ended our Carabao Cup inerests in the second round.

 

Matchday 7: Macclesfield Town 1 v 1 Crawley Town (07/09/19)

We started September with a hardfaught home draw against Crawley Town, with both sides level on points going into the game.

As the table suggested, a close game was on the cards as Theo Vassell’s first half header was cancelled out by Bez Lubala’s thunderous 25-yard free kick with just under 20 minutes to play.

 

Matchday 8: Swindon Town 3 v 0 Macclesfield Town (14/09/19)

It proved to be an afternoon to forget as we headed down to Wiltshire to take on the league leaders at the County Ground in the middle of the month.

Keshi Anderson’s opener was followed by two Eoin Doyle goals as we left empty handed.

 

Matchday 9: Macclesfield Town 1 v 1 Newport County (17/09/19)

We got off to the worst possible start in our next fixture, as Padraig Amond opened the scoring inside the opening minute for high-flying County.

Macc would fight back, though, and drew level eighteen minutes later as Emmanuel Osadebe slotted the ball home after being played through by Jay Harris.

It meant the spoils were shared in the inaugural 'Unsponsored Derby', with both skippers posing with the trophy at full-time.

 

Matchday 10: Grimsby Town 1 v 0 Macclesfield Town (21/09/19)

We headed to Cleethorpes for the second time in as many weeks towards the end of the month as we attempted to avenge our Carabao Cup exit at the hands of the Mariners.

It was not to be, however, as Sunderland loanee Ethan Robson scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half to condemn us to a narrow defeat.

 

Matchday 11: Macclesfield Town 1 v 1 Colchester United (28/09/19)

We would return to the Moss Rose for our final league fixture of the month, as Colchester made the trip north from Essex.

We would get off to a strong start with Theo Archibald finding Emmanuel Osadebe, who turned his man before slotting the ball into the corner for his third of the campaign.

Colchester would pull level on the stroke of half-time, however, as Theo Robinson turned Tom Eastman’s cross beyond Owen Evans.

A valiant display saw us create one final opportunity deep into second half stoppage time, but Fiacre Kelleher’s header was ruled out after the referee deemed he had fouled his man – much to the frustration of the Silkmen faithful.


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