Dominant Macc hit Unicorn for six
CHESHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE TWO AFC MACCLESFIELD ..... 6 UNICORN ATHLETIC...... 1
AFC Macclesfield maintained their unbeaten league run with a dominant home win over Unicorn Athletic.
Macc dominated from start to finish as manager Ed Haslam set his team up in a new 4-5-1 formation and it wasn’t long before the midfield trio Coppenhall, Wheeler and Williamson started to dictate the play.
It took 15 minutes to break the deadlock when a poor pass by a Unicorn defender was intercepted by Jack Banister, who pushed forward with the ball into the opposition penalty area and with a great turn of skill, rounded the keeper to tap into an empty net.
Leading scorer and captain Greg Mathers then opened his account and made it 2-0 with a well worked team goal and a delightful finish.
Mathers soon turned his one goal into two, and then completed his first half hat-trick by curling the ball into the bottom corner of the Unicorn net with a strike from the outside of his boot to make his total of 12 for the season so far.
The hosts went into the break with the score at 4-0 but it could have and should have been more.
Macc picked up where they left off in the second half and just five minutes after the restart, Banister made it 5-0 when he got his second.
The home side took their foot of the gas and their intensity dropped, allowing Unicorn back into the game.
Macc didn’t deal with a cross and their striker was on hand to make it 5-1, much to the disappointment of their defence who had been outstanding all game, especially central defenders Chris Holland and Pat Walker, who together nullified every Unicorn attack.
Unicorn’s chance of recovering some of their pride was short lived when Sam Williamson’s cross field pass found substitute Chris Allen on the left wing who made it three for the season by firing the ball into the far corner of the Unicorn net to make it 6-1.
AFC Macclesfield’s dominance should have produced more goals, but the club can be satisfied with another great result.