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Match Report: Macclesfield Town U21s 0 v 0 St Michaels

9 March 2020

Macclesfield Town under 21s continue their unbeaten run yesterday, through a frustrating yet dogged performance against a stubborn St Michael's side.
The first chance of the game came in the 13th minute when Paul Riley was inches away from opening the scoring following a Macc corner.
Zak Butterworth was our saviour in the 18th minute however, as he produced a wonderful last-ditch tackle to stop St Micheals breaking the deadlock.
In the 28th minute. from a wonderful cross by Trevor Kyobe was met with a brilliant header by Paul Riley - but the referee blew for offside and ensured that the stalemate remained.
In the 32nd minute Riley again went close, as his header was desperately cleared off the line by the visitors.
On the stroke of half time Amadou struck a powerful effort from 25 yards out and looked like a dead certain goal before striking the post and rebounding to safety.
Amadou then forced the St Michael's 'keeper into a brilliant save right at the start of the second period as the hosts looked to make their dominance tell.
On 55 minutes as Macc produced some delightful link-up play, before Sean Holland fired fractions wide.
The St Michael's 'keeper then made a fabulous double save in the 80th minute, firstly from Tyler James and then from Amadou who reacted quickest to the loose ball.
Speaking after the game, Manager Paul McGuire stated:
"It was not the result we wanted, but you must credit them for digging in and offering a problem on the break.
" We were a bit slow today in the build up, although we should have converted at least one of our many chances.
"The clean sheet is a positive and keeps the nice run going".


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