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Charlotte's Chat

24 February 2020

Crewe was our destination for last Saturday’s game - so it was just a short road trip this weekend.
Despite this, I still found myself awake at silly o’clock excited for the game!
We drove to the game and moments before parking, the team news came through. It was fantastic to see Jak McCourt back in the matchday squad!
As we parked, it was amazing to see so many blue shirts making their way to the ground.
I took my seat and watched the team complete their pre-match routine and the butterfly’s in my tummy really did go mad.
I looked around the stand just prior to kick off and the sea of blue I saw made me so happy, a little less nervous and I just knew there was going to make some serious noise in support of the players.
This was proven as soon as our team entered the pitch for kick-off and continued once again following a emotional and wonderfully observed minute applause for Harry Gregg who was a previous manager at Crewe.
The hosts got the game underway and Macclesfield settled well with some good passing moves. In the 10th minute a rare mistake gave Crewe a penalty - which they converted from the spot to give them the lead
This took the wind out of our sails for a while, then there were several shots for Macclesfield around the 25th minute which Crewe blocked - before a final shot which went just over the bar.
Crewe continued to pressurise us and a lapse in concentration saw a second goal for them in the 35th minute.
Following this, Danny Whitehead had an opportunity to get one back in the 39th minute from 25 yards out, as he sent a powerful shot on goal which the Crewe 'keeper managed to block.
Macc got the second half underway and an early shot from Crewe sees Captain Kelleher throwing himself into it's path and blocked successfully. 
There were chances for Macclesfield to get back in the game in both the 58th and the 69th minute but both were  headed just over the bar.
The Macclesfield defensive line held strong, blocking and stopping all the Crewe attacks during the second half - sadly we just couldn’t find any goals of our own.
Time to re-group and look to Saturday when we entertain Salford City.
See you there.

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