Wait over for action
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
KIDDERMINSTER ........... 3 MACCLESFIELD .............. 1
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
●● John Askey’s side lost for the fourth successive time in the National League at the weekend