Satin’s clean sheet leads to Macc win
ON the back of recent good form Macclesfield played host to Bowdon to try and continue their climb up the league.
From the start the visitors knew they were in for a tough game and weren’t allowed to settle, with Macc quickly enforcing a high pressing game.
From the possession Bowdon had they probed around the outskirts of the Macclesfield half with the use of their experienced veterans.
But with little success as they never really looked like scoring, whether that was as a result of solid defending from the line including the returning Mike Rix, or the in-form goalkeeper Jean-Claude Satin.
The Macclesfield goals came from quick attacking play, finished off with composed shots both of which came from the stick of forward James Allmand-Smith.
For the second week a clean sheet was kept, and for the second straight week Satin was Macclesfield’s man-ofthe-match.
On reflection the margin of victory could have been much wider with chances that on another day would have been put away.
But the three points see Macclesfield climb to seventh place after being 10th two weeks ago.
Elsewhere, the second team beat Winnington Park seconds 3-1 and the fourth team were 2-0 winners in their match at home to Timperley sixths.
However, the third team lost 2-1 at their hosts, Timperley fifths.
In the ladies’ ranks the first team were edged out 4-3 at home to Winnington Park, while the seconds drew 0-0 at Golbourne.
The third team suffered a heavy 8-1 loss at Lymm fifths and the fourth team beat Golbourne’s second string 4-0.