Cook dishes out de­feat for Silk­men

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - VA­NARAMA NA­TIONAL LEAGUE

A LATE penalty from Andy Cook meant that Bar­row took all three points against Mac­cles­field at the Moss Rose.

Cook’s sec­ond half brace proved to be the de­cid­ing fac­tor in a well-matched game as Mac­cles­field failed to cap­i­talise on a Paul Lewis equaliser.

The only real op­por­tu­nity of the first half came af­ter four min­utes when the home side tested Joel Dixon’s re­flexes.

A neat pass­ing move across the field ended with David Fitz­patrick de­liv­er­ing a pow­er­ful shot, which could have found the top cor­ner if it weren’t for the goal­keeper.

Bar­row be­gan the sec­ond half the bet­ter side and were al­most ahead in the 53rd minute when Cook headed the ball inches wide of Sh­wan Jalal’s goal.

He got his goal ten min­utes later though when Andy Ha­worth found the striker un­marked who calmly knocked the ball past Jalal.

Their lead didn’t last long as three min­utes later a nice bit of play down the left flank from Danny Whi­taker and David Fitz­patrick meant the for­mer could cross the ball into the far post for Paul Lewis to rise above the vis­it­ing de­fence and power his header home.

The hard work by the hosts to get back into the game was un­done in the 85th minute when Jalal brought down Ash­ley Grimes in the box.

That al­lowed Cook to get his sec­ond goal of the night as he sent the goal­keeper the wrong way to put his side ahead, with Bar­row then hang­ing on to con­demn Macc to de­feat.

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