We have just about made it to Gander Green Lane for tonight’s National League clash with Sutton United.
After a swift pint, we will bring you all the action as John Askey’s side look to continue their great start to the season.
The teams are out – Jalal is out though replaced by O’Brien
Looks like we are giving a debut to Keith Long!
We are underway!!!!!
2 mins GOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLL Scott Wilson smashes the ball home from 18 yards!!!!!!
Macc dominate but a Sutton player is down so we have an early break
8 mins Bailey free kick from the right is well dealt with by Macc defence but visitors pressing
Quick count and we reckon their is 40 Macc fans here.
11 mins Fitzpatrick cross headed just wide by Wilson.
12 mins Wilson send cross along six yard area. Macc dominate
13 mins Toure brought down on the edge of the area Fitz hits it in to was follow up saved easily by Butler
18 mins Toure wins a corner on the right. Burgess whips it in and there is confusion in the defence which is eventually cleared by Bailey.
19 mins O’Brien is the hero after Wright breaks free but the keeper makes himself big with a fine save
20 mins Eastmond sends his low drive just wide but Sutton are pressing
21 mins Sutton penalty appeals waved away – but hopeful at best
23 mins Lafayette half volley from 25 yards brings an awesome save from O’Brien – acrobatically flipping himself back to prevent the equaliser.
26 mins Sutton dominating possession but we can do this – honestly we can!!
28 mins Burgess bursts in to box but just can’t find the square ball to double our lead!
29 mins Macc seem to have weathered the storm but don’t quote me on that!!!!
30 mins Dundas sends ball across the six yard line desperately defended by Macc
33rd min Sutton pressing. Corner from right headed straight at O’Brien by Jamie Collins
38 mins O’Brien – he is superman – how did he get to a point blank Lafayette header!!!!!!
42 mins Bailey corner from the left headed just over by Louis John – the home side thought the had the equaliser
43 Toure teases home defence before looking to put Wilson clean through but keeper Butler is first to the ball – luckily for him
2 mins added time
HALF TIME SUTTON 0 v 1 MACCLESFIELD TOWN
Ref Alan Dale gets us back underway
46 mins Lafayette sends 15 yard volley just over after good cross from right
48 mins Lowe is down after late challenge
He’s ok to continue as Sutton press
49 mins Sutton thought the had equalised but Davis’ diving header following a fabulous O’Brien save is ruled offside after deliberation with the linesman
49 mins Jamie Collins in the 150th Sutton player to go down on their plastic pitch and require treatment
50 mins Free kick for Sutton just outside box as home fans scream for a pen.
Lloyd replaces Arthur
51 mins Most pointless free kick ever blast d in to the Macc wall. We are up against it big time though!
53 mins Sutton thought they had scored but Dundas hits the bar and is offside anyhow
54 mins Macc defending like Wayne Shaw does with his last Ginsters – and we need to. Desperate at the min.
56 mins Ryan Lloyd plays Toure in but his shot is sent over the Sutton bar from 15 yards. Could well have been 2 – 0
59 mins Tommy Wright chests the ball down on edge of area before smashing ball over
60 mins You get the feeling that it’s just a matter of time……..
63 mins We can’t get the ball at the minute. Come on Macc!!!!!
Wilson replaced by Marsh and we have a throw in – things are looking up!
65 mins Lloyd bursts through but his low drive from six yards is sent behind by John.
Toure then sends the resulting corner over the bar with a powerful header.
66 mins Sutton 4510th penalty appeal is waved away
70 mins Twenty plus injury time to see out as Spence sends his 10 yard effort wide.
72 mins Sutton corner on the right headed over by Aswad Thomas
73 mins Jim shouts some encouragement to the Macc team – to be honest not quite sure what it was but there is half a hot dog now near the penalty spot!
75 mins Macc press but don’t think the have weathered the storm yet!!!
79 mins Dan Spence hits a wild shot well wide but I tell you now, the storm is brewing!
80 mins Macc again press – please get a second, please!!!!!!
81 mins Down the other end now – do anything Macc but don’t concede!!!!!!!
84 mins Goal – you know which way – Emmanuel pops up at far post to make it one all
86 mins Goal You will never believe this – deep cross from right to back post and Tony Wright drills home.
Richards is replaced by Whitaker – should have been much earlier!
88 mins We fight on for a point!!!!
Four added mins – Come on Macc!!!!
91 mins Tommy Wright goes down – quelled surprise!!!!!!
92 mins Sutton playing for the corners now – sack it just go and snap th m and bring it upfield!!!!
FULL TIME: SUTTON UNITED 2 v 1 MACCLESFIELD TOWN.