MATCHDAY LIVE: Macclesfield Town v Bolton Wanderers
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That's it...full-time and 1-1....thanks heavens for Zach Clough!!
Attendance announced as 650...279 from Wanderers...mightily impressive
IT'S IN !! Clough fires home after good work down the left from Wilkinson with his first real touch.
Two more changes on 77 minutes with Hayden White and Conor Wilkinson on for Medo and Davies
the game has wilted in the heat and it hard to see where the next goal is coming from...I hope they are famous last wors by the way!!
Craig Davies finally gets a shot away but it is straight at Branagan and comfortable for him
Yannick Bastos and Zach Clough on for Lester and Pratley as the senior players had down to warm up
@davidpyeBN That midfield should be on top of this game - whats wrong with em?— @Nidgster 18 July 2014
Really well-timed tackle from Dervite in the box clears the danger of a second for the Silkmen
It has gone a bit scrappy now... no chances of note for either side yet in this half
Just one change for Wanderers for the second half with Tom Youngs on for Iliev and we are off again
That's HT and 1-0 to Macc..
A vela free-kick is haded back across goal by Bolger but Branagan shows safe hands to collect it under pressure ... must be in the genes
Macc have just missed another chance from 12 yards after a good move down their left
half-hearted shouts for a penalty for the Whites from Lester as he goes down under pressure in the box but nothing doing
8:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14
Beyond News Forum says
William Hill have Macc winning after 21 mins is this the case Marc>
A dangerous low cross from the Macc right winger is sliced over his own bar by Dervite and then from the corner the hosts almost squeeze a second in.
Then Fitzsimons saves the day with a fine one-handed save
Our mate the PA guy has left his mic on...much ti the amusement of the home fans he has just blasted out support for the home defence over the tannoy...like I said...the Phoenix Club
It is 1-0 to the hosts and it is home-grown striker Chris Holroyd who benefits from a lucky ricochet going through to slot home past Fitzsimons.
The 27-year-old got the run of the ball from Dervit's half-block and had the simple task of opening the scoring from 12 yards
After all the best openings, Wanderers are almost behind to a wonder strike that beats Fitzsimons but hammers the upper post and comes back out to safety. A let off that.
A Vela corner from the right finds Iliev but after a neat cushioned first tough he slices wide.
Almost immediately he has a better chance from Pratley's pass but this time his touch is heavy
First shot for the Whites from the unlikely source of Cian Bolger but is rises high over the Macc bar
@davidpyeBN shod we be reading into wheater and bogdan not being involved again?— @S8PPE 18 July 2014
Great move ends with no chance but super sprayed pass from Vela and a neat touch from Lester set Oscar Threlkeld away on the right but his final ball was too strong
Lester has been clattered by Branagan racing out to clear. He needs treatment but is soon back on his feet
Vela was almost in after a neat one-two with Pratley but the Macc defender nipped in to clear inside the box
Bright start by the Whites and the first opening as Chris Lester beats his man on the right but Josh Vela's cross is overhit and Riley cannot get there in time
We are under way with Joe Riley starting at left back
Only one stand open here tonight but plenty of Whites fans here...around 100+ is my best guess
THE PA announcer just went through the home team...safe to say I did not get much of it .
Like he was Ray Von from Phoenix Nights...Shabba
Just as I say that we switch to Queen's We Will Rock You.... just to take it back to that
My colleague Marc Iles had the soft rock pre-match music in Sweden... Macc have taken it up a notch to 90s dance classics..
Looks like the Macc team will be full of trialists tonight.. the programme says there are just a handful on contracts at the club.
One of those does include keeper Ricthie Branagan - son of former Whites stopper Keith
Lots of Wanderers players currently sat in the stand in their plush new Macron training gear.
Expect the likes of Beckford and Moxey to make their way down for the second half possibly
No Mark Davies, David Wheater, Adam Bogdan or Liam Trotter involved tonight.
A raft of subs....Campbell, Mills, Moxey, Feeney, Spearing, Beckford, White, Woodland, Bastos, Wilkinson, Youngs, Clough, Holding, Maher, Knight, Sellars, Walker, Hughes.
Here's the BWFC starting XI tonight: Fitzsimons, Riley, Dervite, Bolger, Threlkeld, Vela, Medo, Pratley, Iliev, Lester, C Davies.
Good evening from sunny Macclesfield on a glorious Friday night.
Team news shortly as we wait to see what sort of team Dougie Freedman picks just 48 hours after the last tour game in Sweden.