Saturday saw us make the extremely long trek to Colchester in Essex which was over a 400 mile round trip. We passed through so many counties on route that I felt like I was in a geography lesson.
Mark Kennedy’s team was announced for the first time not long after we had parked up at the ground. Miles Welch-Hayes and Jay Harris' names were missing and replaced by Nathan Cameron and Ben Stephens.
I took my seat and the view would have been amazing if it hadn’t been for the blinding sunshine in the first half.
Then it was time for kick-off and Macclesfield were attacking the goal closest to the home supporters.
Colchester started the game strongly and full of positivity when on the attack. Fraser Horsfall and Reice Charles-Cook clearing the ball well on the 6th minute.
Unfortunately shortly after Colchester’s Callum Harriott saw Reice off his line and took the opportunity with the ball flying into the back of the net.
The heartbreak continued two minutes later when they doubled their lead. A dangerous cross arrived in the area and devastatingly Captain Kelleher deflected it into the goal
The first half finished 2 - 0 and there were some very deflated Macclesfield fans in the stands.
The second half then kicked off and Colchester once again came out strong - however despite this, we did have a few half chances in the opening minutes of the second period.
In the 65th minute we welcomed backed Theo Archibald and less than ten minutes later Ben Stephens gave us a glimmer of hope when his magical volley hit the back of the net taking the game to 2 - 1.
This is how the game finished and there were sadly no points to take back on the long journey home to Cheshire after a very tough game against a good side.
A bad game doesn’t make a bad season though and now let’s look to the Crewe game on Tuesday.
See you there!