AFC sign off in winning style
CHESHIRE LEAGUE 2
AFC Macclesfield played their final league game of the season with a home fixture against Litherland Remyca FC of Liverpool.
Having won the league title two weeks ago, Macclesfield were keen to complete the league programme on a high with another win.
Macclesfield were quick out of the blocks and with only two minutes on the clock they went 1-0 up from a neat finish by captain and leading goal scorer Greg Mathers.
After ten minutes, it was 2-0. Jack Banister was fouled on the edge of the Litherland penalty area and he stepped up to take the free kick which found centre half Pat Walker unmarked inside the box who slotted the ball past the Litherland goalkeeper.
Banister was causing the Litherland defence all sorts of problems and on twenty minutes he jinked his way into the Lither- land penalty area and curled the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-0. With Litherland struggling, Macclesfield continued to press. A free kick was awarded 30 yards from goal and again, Banister took the free kick and found Matt Horton who made it 4-0.
Just before half time, Macclesfield made it five. After a quick breakaway from defence, the Litherland players were unable to stop Mathers collecting his second goal.
After the half–time break, Litherland came out fighting and started to press Macclesfield much higher up the pitch and it took Macclesfield a while to regain their flow.
In the 67th minute, Chris Megarrell, bursting from midfield, finished a pin point pass from Greg Mathers to make it 6-0.
With both teams seemingly happy to see the game out and with only a couple of minutes left on the clock, Macclesfield were awarded a corner. Banister took it and Elliot Bruce grabbed his first goal for the club with a thundering header.
After the game, manager Ed Haslam said: “It’s been an incredible season, to win two trophies and still be in a semi-final is remarkable.
“The players deserve all the credit and it has been a pleasure to work with so much talent.
“With a reserve team being put into place for the Cheshire League next season, it shows the clubs intent.
“We want to grow football in Macclesfield and give more local lads a chance to play for our club.”
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