Monday, 1 September 2008

A Not-So-Boring 90 Minutes

Traditionally our games at Moss Rose have been underwhelming to say the very least - we've had the odd win but overall the level of football has left a lot to be desired. The only thing of note in recent years was the fact that Craig Russell actually scored here.

Tony and Brian are well aware of this trend and considered staying in the pub with Lance and Ray before their basic sado-masochistic instinct kicked in and they came along with us.

But what an absolutely cracker of a game! Oh, we of little faith!!

It wasn't long before Darlo started passing the ball round smartly - the latest loan signing Liam Hatch fitting in very quickly with the rest of the team and looking to be an aerial threat up front.

A good move lead to Billy Clarke's opening goal about half-way through the first half - a deserved lead. Macc huffed and puffed a bit up front but keeper Brown now seems to have developed a good understanding with his defence and looked quite comfortable.

The second half saw a burst of action that saw us go to a 5-0 lead in the space of 15 mins - the pick of the goals were the long-range efforts from Clarke and Neil Austin.

Neil Austin celebrates his goal

And Greg Blundell almost claimed a seventh goal but the Macc keeper Brain saved smartly.

At the final whistle the team didn't have too long to celebrate with the fans before Dave Penney gave them a team talk on the pitch - no doubt trying to keep their feet on the ground and remind them that we want this sort of performace every week.

(Right) Chris and Martin get over-excited at the final whistle.

And so we all made out separate ways home with that little warm glow inside.

We were blessed with a good journey back to London with Martin dropping Chris and I off at Acton Town tube.

A shame that my Oystercard was split and wouldn't work but that's a small blip on a very enjoyable away day - it'll be hard to beat...

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