Match­win­ner Dur­rell proves dif­fer­ence

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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.

El­liott Dur­rell

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