Mathers’ late strike sinks Litherland and
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.