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