Matchwinner Durrell proves difference
ELLIOTT Durrell scored a late winner for Macclesfield Town as they came out on top at Guiseley during their midweek clash.
The 28-year-old found the net in the closing stages to go alongside Danny Whitaker’s opener, cancelling out Mike Fondop’s strike for the hosts.
Macclesfield manager John Askey was delighted with the win, and credited Durrell for getting the important goal.
“We controlled the game really, in and around their area for long periods of time but the ball wasn’t really dropping,” he said.
“Elliott is a match winner and he proved that again. We’re really pleased and it’s pleasing as well knowing we’ve got a squad capable of this.
“We’re not getting carried away but it’s a nice place to be.
“Obviously we’re not going to speak to soon but topping the table breeds confidence.”
Guiseley had a chance in the early stages when John Rooney went close, but he couldn’t find the net with his effort.
Macc made their opponents pay for the missed chance when Whitaker marked his 400th appearance for the club with a goal.
Scott Wilson’s initial shot cannoned back off the post, allowing Whitaker to fire home the rebound and make it 1-0 after 16 minutes.
The Silkmen couldn’t carry that lead into the second half though, as Fondop chipped the ball over Shwan Jalal on 42 minutes to score on his debut and make it 1-1 at the break. Jalal was required to keep out Rooney shortly after the restart, before Mitch Hancox headed narrowly wide for Macc at the other end moments later.
It looked like the two teams may have to settle for a point apiece, but Durrell managed to slot home the winning goal with just four minutes left to make the final score 2-1 to Macclesfield at Nethermoor Park.