Silk­men at their best in five-goal thriller


AS­SIS­TANT man­ager Steve Wat­son be­lieves the Silk­men played ‘some of the best foot­ball’ in a while as they came from be­hind to beat Ch­ester at the Deva Sta­dium.

Ol­lie Nor­burn grabbed a late win­ner to com­plete an im­pres­sive turn­around by the vis­i­tors.

James Alabi had fired the home side ahead just ten min­utes in af­ter tak­ing El­liott Dur­rell’s cross with a neat touch be­fore turn­ing and ri­fling home.

But John Askey’s men equalised against the run of play when right-back Andy Halls made a for­ward run and played a neat one-two be­fore plac­ing past Ch­ester goal­keeper Alex Lynch.

Jack Mack­reth’s su­perb cross then al­lowed An­thony Dud­ley to put Macc ahead with a firm header.

Alabi hit the post in the se­cond half, but Kane Richards did even­tu­ally stab Ch­ester level from an­other Dur­rell ball in.

Nor­burn, how­ever, took on Rhys Browne’s ball and struck in low from out­side the area with five min­utes re­main­ing.

Wat­son in­sisted that de­spite play­ing some good foot­ball in the first half, they paid the price in the se­cond half as Ch­ester came back into the game.

“All three points are good at this stage of the sea­son, but we played some of the best foot­ball than what we have done in a while – cer­tainly in the first half,” he said.

“We knew the se­cond half would be more dif­fi­cult, but we were get­ting the ball to the wide men and we stopped do­ing that in the mid­dle of the se­cond half and started to keep pos­ses­sion and be a bit neg­a­tive by go­ing back to Scott Flin­ders and that was

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