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AF­TER four weeks with­out a home Va­narama Na­tional League game, Mac­cles­field re­turn to the Moss Rose on Fe­bru­ary 20th when they wel­come Dover Ath­letic to East Cheshire. Tick­ets are avail­able for the clash, see the club’s of­fi­cial web­site for de­tails

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ASH THORN­TON-JONES

ADISASTOROUS first-half paved the way to Mac­cles­field Town’s de­feat at strug­gling Kid­der­min­ster Har­ri­ers on Satur­day.

Three goals in 13 min­utes meant the game was be­yond The Silk­men’s reach with less than a quar­ter of it played.

Keith Lowe, Harry White and Arthur Gna­houa ap­plied the dam­age, leav­ing Kris­tian Den­nis’ 21st goal of the sea­son as noth­ing but con­so­la­tion at the death.

Macc’s top goalscorer was left out of the start­ing eleven by man­ager John Askey, who will per­haps re­gret drop­ping the loa­nee amidst a day of dis­ap­point­ment for his play-off chasers.

The Silk­men are now 12th in the league, hav­ing played more game than many of the teams around them, ahead of a mas­sive clash against fifth-placed Dover Ath­letic next week.

In freez­ing con­di­tions, the vis­i­tors had the first chance of the game but Neil Byrne’s header was cleared off the line by White.

It was the only bright point for Town dur­ing a fran­tic open­ing that even the most avid home sup­porter would’ve strug­gled to fore­see af­ter start­ing the day joint-bot­tom of the ta­ble.

And the opener came from Macc’s own un­do­ing; fail­ing to deal with a low cor­ner which al­lowed Lowe to fire past the help­less Shawan Jalal on ten min­utes.

Five min­utes later, it was two, but the Iraqi stop­per could’ve per­haps done bet­ter on this oc­ca­sion.

White found him­self one-on-one with the for­mer Spurs man, but de­spite the at­tacker’s

Matt Rat­cliffe

●● John Askey’s side lost for the fourth suc­ces­sive time in the Na­tional League at the week­end

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