Dom­i­nant Macc hit Uni­corn for six

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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.

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