Satin’s clean sheet leads to Macc win

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - HOCKEY BEN SMITH

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.

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