LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Macclesfield Town v Bolton Wanderers

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9:30pm

That's it...full-time and 1-1....thanks heavens for Zach Clough!!

9:21pm

Attendance announced as 650...279 from Wanderers...mightily impressive

9:18pm

IT'S IN !! Clough fires home after good work down the left from Wilkinson with his first real touch.
 

9:15pm

Two more changes on 77 minutes with Hayden White and Conor Wilkinson on for Medo and Davies

9:09pm

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!!

9:03pm

Craig Davies finally gets a shot away but it is straight at Branagan and comfortable for him

9:03pm

Yannick Bastos and Zach Clough on for Lester and Pratley as the senior players had down to warm up

8:56pm

They are doing okay but there is little for them to aim at in the final third for me

8:55pm

Really well-timed tackle from Dervite in the box clears the danger of a second for the Silkmen

8:52pm

It has gone a bit scrappy now... no chances of note for either side yet in this half

8:43pm

Just one change for Wanderers for the second half with Tom Youngs on for Iliev and we are off again

8:30pm

That's HT and 1-0 to Macc..

Back soon

8:30pm

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

8:28pm

Macc have just missed another chance from 12 yards after a good move down their left

8:23pm

half-hearted shouts for a penalty for the Whites from Lester as he goes down under pressure in the box but nothing doing

8:20pm

8:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Beyond News Forum says

William Hill have Macc winning after 21 mins is this the case Marc>

 

It is

8:19pm

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

8:16pm

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

8:08pm

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

8:05pm

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.

8:04pm

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

8:00pm

First shot for the Whites from the unlikely source of Cian Bolger but is rises high over the Macc bar

7:59pm

 
It's my understanding thay are both carrying slight knocks so doubt it is anything too sinister

7:57pm

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

7:55pm

Lester has been clattered by Branagan racing out to clear. He needs treatment but is soon back on his feet

7:54pm

Vela was almost in after a neat one-two with Pratley but the Macc defender nipped in to clear inside the box

7:49pm

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

7:45pm

We are under way with Joe Riley starting at left back

7:44pm

Only one stand open here tonight but plenty of Whites fans here...around 100+ is my best guess

7:42pm

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

7:35pm

Just as I say that we switch to Queen's We Will Rock You.... just to take it back to that

7:32pm

My colleague Marc Iles had the soft rock pre-match music in Sweden... Macc have taken it up a notch to 90s dance classics..

7:31pm

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

7:26pm

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

7:09pm

No Mark Davies, David Wheater, Adam Bogdan or Liam Trotter involved tonight.

7:08pm

A raft of subs....Campbell, Mills, Moxey, Feeney, Spearing, Beckford, White, Woodland, Bastos, Wilkinson, Youngs, Clough, Holding, Maher, Knight, Sellars, Walker, Hughes.

7:02pm

Here's the BWFC starting XI tonight: Fitzsimons, Riley, Dervite, Bolger, Threlkeld, Vela, Medo, Pratley, Iliev, Lester, C Davies.

6:53pm

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.

Comments (3)

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8:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Beyond News Forum says...

William Hill have Macc winning after 21 mins is this the case Marc>
William Hill have Macc winning after 21 mins is this the case Marc> Beyond News Forum
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10:01pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Now then Marc... what was I saying about Zak Clough stepping up for most of last season?

I think we have a 20+ striker right there in ZC.
Now then Marc... what was I saying about Zak Clough stepping up for most of last season? I think we have a 20+ striker right there in ZC. Beyond News Forum
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10:02pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Sorry oops David... yikes!
Sorry oops David... yikes! Beyond News Forum
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