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Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - VANARAMA NA­TIONAL LEAGUE DANNY WRIGHT

last for nine min­utes when for­mer Town player Con­nor Jen­nings pounced on Jalal’s ef­fort to keep out a shot from Wrex­ham’s Blaine Hud­son.

No one was on hand to ACCLESFIELD pre­vent the home side’s Town pro­duced a cap­tain from tap­ping into fine dis­play in a an empty net. damp Wales on Satur­day The match en­tered the to grab their fourth league sec­ond half and just win in a row with a vic­tory three min­utes af­ter the over pro­mo­tion-chas­ing in­ter­val Dennis got his, Wrex­ham. and Macclesfield’s, sec

Kris­tian Dennis, the ond goal. striker on loan from The Wrex­ham de­fence neigh­bours Stock­port, lost pos­ses­sion in their con­tin­ued his fine goal­sown third, mean­ing cor­ing form as he bagged Whi­taker could find the his 20th goal of the seastriker who calmly slot­ted son in all com­pe­ti­tions past Tay­lor to be­come the with strikes in both Vanarama Na­tional halves, be­fore Danny League’s top goal scorer – Whi­taker grabbed a it was his 17th in the cru­cial third goal. league and 20th in all

As a re­sult, the Silk­men com­pe­ti­tions. have leapfrogged the Macc con­tin­ued to push Welsh side to be within but it wasn’t un­til the 71st touch­ing dis­tance of the minute when the Silk­men play-off places. built on their lead through

The game was very Whi­taker. much in­flu­enced by the Dennis played a lovely ter­ri­ble weather that fell pass into Hol­royd on the upon the Race­course right wing, who then Ground be­fore, and played an inch-per­fect through­out, the match. ball across the back four

This left parts of the into the path of the mid­play­ing sur­face sat­u­rated fielder. to the point that the moveThe rest was ele­men­tary ment of the ball would be for such an ex­pe­ri­enced af­fected. player as he beat the

But that didn’t stop John for­mer Macc goal­keeper Askey’s men from hav­ing at his far post. the first ef­fort at goal in Wrex­ham, de­spite the eighth minute when strug­gling for large per­iDanny White­head made ods of the sec­ond half, the most of some sloppy man­aged to give thempass­ing from the Wrex­selves a life­line five min­ham mid­field. utes later.

The for­mer West Ham Sub­sti­tute James Gray man ran to­wards goal smashed the ball into the un­chal­lenged be­fore top cor­ner of the net af­ter shoot­ing just wide of the Macclesfield failed to goal. clear a Do­minic Vose cor­ner.Mac­cles­field­made­the break­through in the 23rd David Fitzpa­trick had a minute when Chris Hol­good chance to put the royd ran at Ja­mal Fy­field, game be­yond all doubt who couldn’t cope with when he rat­tled the the winger’s di­rect drib­wood­work in the 86th bling. minute.

The num­ber nine then The left-back charged found Dennis in the pen­into the penalty area alty area who fired a shot un­chal­lenged and tried to straight down the mid­dle beat Tay­lor at his near of Rhys Tay­lor’s goal at post, but his ef­fort could point-blank range, only cannon back off the putting the Silk­men post. ahead. Askey’s side then

How­ever the lead only man­aged to see the game

WREX­HAM ....................... 2 MACCLESFIELD .............. 3

Mout in the clos­ing stages and en­sured they left Wrex­ham with all three points.

Jalal; Cowan, Byrne, Di­agne, Fitzpa­trick; Hol­royd, Lewis (Halls), White­head (Rowe), Turn­bull, Whi­taker; Dennis (Samp­son). Subs not used: Brana­gan, Pilk­ing­ton

Michael Sal­is­bury

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REF­EREE:

Peter Hil­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy

●● Chris Hol­royd rides a chal­lenge from Wrex­ham de­fender Sean New­ton

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