Macclesfield Town entertain Crewe Alexandra this evening in their penultimate pre-season friendly and we will bring you all the action here!
We have kicked off at the Moss!
2 mins Macc have started brightly and dominating the early exchanges.
5 mins Nolan heads Cooper’s corner over from close range for the visitors.
10 mins Crewe looked to have weathered the storm and are looking dangerous – particularly down the flanks
19 mins Mitch Hancox drives a 30 yard screamer straight at Ben Garratt in the Alex goal.
20 mins Hancox is getting closer! This time sending a low 25 yard free kick just wide of the far post.
26 mins Crewe getting in to their flow now as a neat passing move saw them almost break the deadlock, yet Lowery was rightly flagged offside.
29 mins Last gasp tackle from Kieran Kennedy prevented Lowery having a clean run at goal – he is having a stormer at the minute!
33 mins Mix up in the Alex defence, although Tyrone Marsh failed to pick out a blue shirt with the goal gaping.
35 mins Charlie Kirk broke free down the left hand side before laying the ball off to George Cooper who smashed the ball well over Jalal’s crossbar from the corner of the six yard box.
40 Mins Cooper flies past Kennedy down the left before launching a dangerous cross in to the box which Charlie Kirk could only head wide whilst been well placed. Let off for Macc.
41 mins Crewe going hell for leather at us now.
42 mins Whitaker launched a rapid counter attack before laying the ball off to Mr Trialist who cut inside before smashing the ball goalwards. Garratt flipped himself backwards before desperately tipping the ball over the bar.
44 mins Mr Trialist is working his socks off to the applause of the Moss Rose faithful.
Half Time: Silkmen 0 v 0 Crewe Alexandra
45 mins We are back under way at the Moss with Mr Trialist again setting the early pace.
50 mins Elliott Durrell hits a twenty years free kick just over Garratt’s upright
52 mins I know I keep going on about it, but Mr Trialist is looking strong, agile and very very quick!
54 mins Durrell lays the ball off to Baba who smashes the ball straight at Garratt. Macc are dominating now.
61 mins Trialist no 2 breaks free down the left before cutting inside and laying the ball off to Ryan Lloyd whose 20 yard effort was destined for the top corner before Garratt just about managed to tip it over the bar.
64 mins Trialist number one (the awesome one) is replaced by trialist number three.
65 mins PENALTY MACC – Trialist three is upended in the box and the Ref has no option but to point to the spot.
66 mins Whitaker sends Garratt the wrong way to give Macc the lead
68 mins Cooper breaks free down the left before his cross is header over by Raynes from six yards out – let off for Macc
Attendance 555 with 176 visitors
76 mins Long ball upfield is latched on to by trialist number three who heads the ball past the advancing Garratt to double Macc’s lead
80 mins Durrell hits a tame shot just wide of the near post
82 mins George Cooper sends a 30 yard free kick just over the bar for Crewe.
86 mins Trialist three breaks free down the left before cutting inside and hammering a low shot goalbound which was cleared off the line by Raynes with tha ‘keeper well beaten.
88 mins Trialist two hits a 25 yard drive at goal which Garratt does well to parry to safety.
89 mins Macc dominating the closing exchanges
90 mins Keith Lowe’s cross is converted at the near post by Ryan Lloyd
Full Time Silkmen 3 v 0 Crewe Alexandra