Preparation match offers much promise
MACCLESFIELD ladies travelled to Knutsford for a friendly encounter to try and get ready for the new season.
The final score was 2-2 and was a fair reflection of the game; although the forwards probably troubled the Knutsford defence more frequently.
Macclesfield conceded a goal midway through the first half but soon fought back with a conversion from a short corner.
Claire Barlow struck hard and forced a defensive rebound into the goal.
The first half ended honours even.
The team, although a little rusty, did produce some good phases of passing play.
There were clearly some good partnerships built over the last season which will prove invaluable in the future.
The second half saw Macclesfield putting more pressure on Knutsford and a series of short corners resulted in the second goal.
A well-worked routine saw Angela Duffy strike and Barlow managed to lift the ball over the goalkeeper to give Macclesfield the lead.
Slightly against the run of play, Knutsford’s No. 30 was allowed a little too much room and was able to strike well from the edge of the D to equalise.
Overall, a good game which demonstrated much promise for the season and was enjoyed by all.
Big thanks to Craig Roberts and Dave Alston for their fantastic umpiring.
Lilia Seboui Liz Thomas Helena George Kirsten Gostling Vicky Heylings Anna Hanson Angela Duffy Debs o Connor Sarah Duffy Liv Richardson Sarah wheeler and Claire Barlow.