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Charlotte's Chat

10 February 2020

Last Saturday saw us on the road once again. as we made the long journey down to London to face Leyton Orient.
 
We were booked on Moose Tours and it was a early start. Despite this I didn’t mind the early start so much as I knew there would be lots of football talk throughout the journey with my friends from the Moss. We met at the ground at 8am and we were off to collect everyone so we could all cheer on the team.
 
We stopped at St Albans and had some lunch to refuel for the game. Not long after this we received really exciting news that we had signed a striker till the end of the season. 
 
Welcome to the Silkmen Donovan Wilson!
 
Then the team news came through and a debut start for Shilow Tracey with Donovan starting the game on the bench. 
 
This took my mind of the traffic a little as it really was terrible on the way to the ground and I was really worried we wouldn’t make it for kick-off . 
 
Unfortunately the traffic did make us late, however we all arrived safely and joined the already assembled travelling army of Macclesfield fans.
 
I quickly took my seat and I’m so glad we thought to bring caps as despite it been February the sun was blinding and I would have struggled to see the game without them. 
 
Macclesfield were attacking the goal nearest to us in the first half - it was a very even game with chances for both us and The O’s. However they were all dealt with comfortably by both 'keepers.
 
Orient started the second half and it remained a very even game with both teams having opportunities to score.
 
In the 59th minute Shilow Tracey is replaced by Theo Archibald with a possible injury following a perfectly timed slide to block a Orient cross in to the area.
 
Both 'keepers dealt with everything that headed towards them in the area. That was until the 75th minute when Orient found their way through and took the lead through a low James Trophy strike.
 
We continued to press for a equaliser despite Orient trying to pass the minutes by keeping hold of the ball by the corner flag.
 
Macclesfield retrieved the ball and sent it down to the other end of the pitch where Jacob Blyth found the back of the Orient net for his first goal in a Silkmen shirt and a much-deserved equaliser.
 
The celebrations were amazing to see with Captain Kelleher and Jonathon Mitchell charging straight over to all 241 Macclesfield fans in the stands before joining the rest of the team up the other end of the pitch.
 
They quickly regrouped and played the final moments out for what I felt was a fair result. Another point gained and a much more pleasant journey home from the Capital.
 
Now on to our crucial match on Tuesday evening at Morecambe. It would be great to have as many people as possible there to cheer the team on - hope to see you there!
 
Charlotte

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