Silk­men cut down by ruth­less Blades

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHEL­DAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD ............ 0 SHEFFIELD UTD ........... 4

MAC­CLES­FIELD suf­fered de­feat in their penul­ti­mate friendly of the sum­mer af­ter los­ing at home to League One side Sheffield United.

Two goals from Che Adams, along with a strike from Billy Sharp and a Tony Di­agne own goal, gave the Blades the win at the Moss Rose.

The game got off to a fairly slow start, but the visi­tors man­aged to open the scor­ing with the first real at­tack on 11 min­utes.

A free-kick into the box was met by the head of Di­agne, who un­for­tu­nately put the ball into his own goal to give United the lead.

The score was then im­me­di­ately dou­bled when Sharp fired home from close range to make it 2-0 af­ter just 13 min­utes.

The Blades con­tin­ued to at­tack as the half went on, and they were de­nied a penalty in the 18th minute when Di­agne looked to com­mit a foul in the box, but the ref­eree said no.

Mac­cles­field tried their best to get back into the game, and Curtis Haynes-Brown al­most pulled one back when he headed nar­rowly wide.

Danny Rowe then went close on 25 min­utes when his shot from out­side the box grazed the top of the cross­bar.

The away side were forced to make a sub­sti­tu­tion just be­fore half-time when Adams re­placed Ja­mal Camp­bel­lRyce af­ter the winger pulled up with what seemed to be a ham­string in­jury.

The sec­ond-half got un­der­way with Mac­cles­field on the front foot and they nearly pulled a goal back when Rowe saw a thun­der­ous strike fly inches over.

De­spite their best ef­forts, the Silk­men couldn’t get on the score­sheet and United made them pay when they scored again on 62 min­utes.

Some good build-up play from the front­men ended with Adams slot­ting the ball home to make it 3-0.

He missed a golden op­por­tu­nity mo­ments later when the goal was gap­ing in front of him, but his shot went wide when he should have done bet­ter.

He made up for his miss in the dy­ing stages though, scor­ing past Dale Eve af­ter a fan­tas­tic solo ef­fort to wrap up the 4-0 vic­tory.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.