Macclesfield Town 1-9 F.C.United of Manchester

By Alec Robinson

Yesterday was a great result against for us against a team who we have never beaten before, and who have beaten us on the 3 previous occasions we have played them.

Despite not playing, through injury, which was frustrating, it was great to see the lads put in a quality performance from start to finish against a good team. Everybody on the pitch played there part, starting from goalkeeper Ben Jupp who was left with nothing to do for large periods of the game but was still reliable as ever when called up on.

The defence was solid and communicated well, with right back Dom Williams scoring an unlikely brace including the opening goal. His partner on the right flank Sam Summerbee scored a hat trick, including a brace before half-time, then completing the hat trick with an exquisite chip with the game drawing to the end. Jacob Holt and Robson Buckley also netted before the interval to help us go in with a 6-0 lead and the points all but assured.

Macclesfield didn’t just roll over and come back out in the second half and began to make us work, scoring a well taken goal after a very good diagonal ball from left to right. The boys then stood up again to the challenge and continued the rout with Toby Wright getting himself on the scoresheet, Sam Summerbee completing his hat trick also, along with Zac Cooper who scored the final goal of the game with a brilliant chip over their keeper.

We wouldn’t have been finished there either if it wasn’t for Macclesfield keeper who, in truth may of had a poor game, but pulled a few good saves off towards the end from Jordan Sellers and Alfred, to prevent the scoreline getting even more embarrassing.

All in all a great performance by the boys and an important 3 points taking us to 3rd place in the table.