Cook dishes out defeat for Silkmen
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.