Tri­ton tamed as Macc hold on

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MAC­CLES­FIELD Ladies emerged 3-2 win­ners when they faced a tough Tri­ton side in fierce con­di­tions at the week­end.

Tri­ton put the pres­sure on early and kept a cou­ple of play­ers re­ally high all match, forc­ing the de­fence to keep an eye on them.

The first goal came from a great strike from Emma Houghton at the top of the D which Claire Bar­low de­flected sweetly past the Tri­ton de­fence.

Tri­ton equalised quite quickly from a quick break which split the de­fence.

There were some good runs from Sarah Duffy, get­ting be­hind the de­fend­ers but their goal­keeper had a good game and a de­fender cleared off the line mid first half.

Macc had plenty of pos­ses­sion but tended to lose the ball with some poor passes.

A se­cond goal was scored by Claire Bar­low con­vert­ing from a short cor­ner.

Tri­ton were then re­lent­less in their ef­forts to get a se­cond goal them­selves, which they did fol­low­ing a se­ries of failed short cor­ners.

An­gela Duffy was ac­cused by the um­pire of stick­ing her leg in the way, a fact she dis­puted as it was lifted into her thigh. The um­pired sig­nalled for a short cor­ner where Tri­ton scored with a strong strike from just in­side the D.

Macc con­tin­ued to bat­tle as Tri­ton were awarded a cou­ple of du­bi­ous short cor­ner de­ci­sions from the um­pire.

A quick break­away from Sarah Duffy and a great pass across the goal re­sulted in Sarah Wheeler sneak­ing a great goal at the back post to make it 3-2.

More short cor­ners from Tri­ton saw a des­per­ate close to the game as the op­po­si­tion searched for an equaliser, Sue Pett de­flect­ing what looked a cer­tain goal around the post with five mins to go, en­sur­ing Mac­cles­field picked up the three points.

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