Mathers’ late strike sinks Lither­land and

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CHESHIRE FOOT­BALL LEAGUE TWO LITHER­LAND ................... 1 AFC MAC­CLES­FIELD ..... 2

AFC Mac­cles­field took the long jour­ney to Mersey­side last Satur­day to face Lither­land Remyca FC. Af­ter Mac­cles­field moved to top spot last week­end, it was cru­cial that they main­tained their win­ning ways to keep the rest of the league look­ing up.

The weather was go­ing to be a fac­tor, with lash­ing rain and strong winds meant both teams were in for a tough af­ter­noon.

AFC made a quick start with both full back Scott Wright and mid­fielder Jonny Ca­vanagh miss­ing chances.

Lither­land started to find their rhythm and pressed the Mac­cles­field goal.

On thirty min­utes, Dom Chell was forced into a stun­ning save to keep the game level.

It was Chris Me­gar­rell who had the great­est chance, with a wide cross find­ing Me­gar­rell un­marked on the edge of the penalty area but his ef­fort could only find the out­side of the post.

On the stroke of half time, skip­per Greg Mathers went through one on one with the Lither­land keeper and was brought down by a Lither­land de­fender.

It looked like a cer­tain penalty but the ref­eree waved play on!

At the break, Mac­cles­field had to make a change; when head­ing for goal, Jonny Ca­vanagh came worse off af­ter a strong tackle and re­sulted in him re­ceiv­ing a bad an­kle knock which forced him to sit out the rest of the game.

The club wel­comed back Ash Flood who had been out for over a year with knee lig­a­ment dam­age.

Mac­cles­field be­gan to press but the elu­sive goal wouldn’t come.

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