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Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - VA­NARAMA NA­TIONAL LEAGUE YUSUF KHAN

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town moved up to 10th in the Na­tional League af­ter thrash­ing Wok­ing Town 5-2 at the King­field Sta­dium thanks to a Kris­tian Den­nis hat-trick.

In do­ing so, The Silk­men now have the fifth best goal dif­fer­ence and have only lost two of their last nine games in the League, win­ning six and draw­ing one.

John Askey’s side started the game well and took the lead early on through Danny White­head.

Chris Hol­royd found Den­nis in the box but his ef­fort was saved be­fore the ball even­tu­ally found White­head on the edge of the box who thumped it home to make it 1- 0.

The Silk­men started to dom­i­nate and just be­fore the half hour mark they dou­bled their lead.

Sh­wan Jalal’s big goal­kick was flicked on by Paul Lewis and the ball found Den­nis who clin­i­cally found the back of the net from 25 yards out with a left- footed strike.

Danny Whitaker had the chance to make it three be­fore but he dragged his shot wide. Den­nis then fired over af­ter a su­perb move.

Wok­ing’s Dan Hol­man then tried a long range ef­fort which bounced just in front of Jalal who saved.

Jalal was then forced into ac­tion again, hold­ing on well to a de­cent John God­dard free-kick.

Mac­cles­field then went down the other end and forced Wok­ing keeper Jake Cole into a fan­tas­tic one-handed save af­ter Paul Lewis at­tempted to fin­ish off an­other flow­ing move just be­fore half­time.

Shortly af­ter the in­ter­val the away side pulled fur­ther ahead and this time it was Neil Bryne who got on the score­sheet.

The ball found its way to Tony Di­agne and his shot was tapped in by Bryne to make it 3-0.

Wok­ing al­most got back into it through Daniel Kadell but Bryne cleared the ball off the line and just af­ter the hour mark Den­nis scored again.

Cap­tain Paul Turn­bull played in Macc’s top goalscorer and he found the net by putting the ball through Cole’s legs.

The home side even­tu­ally got onto the score­sheet and it was Hol­man who pulled one back af­ter see­ing his ini­tial ef­fort well saved by Jalal he pounced and smashed the ball home.

How­ever, the Silk­men scored again just five min­utes later.

The in-form Den­nis com­pleted his hat-trick af­ter be­ing found by Whitaker and the 25-year old found the net with an ac­cu­rate strike from the edge of the area.

Den­nis’ hat-trick has made it 17 goals in just 21 games this sea­son, and the no 14 is now sec­ond in the goalscor­ing charts of the Na­tional League.

There was a mo­ment to forget for keeper Jalal who failed to deal with a sim­ple cross, the 32-yearold fum­bling the ball, which bounced off Joey Jones and trick­led into the net.

Mac­cles­field

will

be look­ing to con­tinue their good form re­cently against Brom­ley, who they lost to ear­lier in the sea­son, at home tomorrow.

PHPHOTOGRAPHY

●● Macc’s hat-trick hero Kris­tian Den­nis

PHPHOTOGRAPHY

●● Neill Byrne cel­e­brates his goal against Wok­ing

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