Date: 25th July 2008 at 11:14am
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The Silkmen were beaten 2-1 despite sending a strong side to the Impact Arena to face Alfreton Town.

The home side took the lead only 11 minutes in after a miscommunication between the Silkmen’s defence gave Clayton an easy chance.

The Silkmen levelled things in the second half through Terry Dunfield, who won the ball in midfield and raced away to score a good solo effort. But late on the home side earned the win with a header in the 85th minute.

Team Line Up

Brain, Reid, Brisley, Walker, Hessey, Deen (Morgan), Dunfield, Bell, Thomas, Evans, Gritton (Yeo)

Keith Alexander spoke to the club’s official website after the game:

‘It was another good work out this evening against a strong Alfreton side who I expect to do well this season,’ explained Keith. ‘Of course it is disappointing to lose and it is of concern that we are giving up a lot of goals from set pieces. However that is something we can work whilst at the same time building up our match fitness.’

‘Pre-season is a funny time and I would ask that everyone doesn’t read too much into the results. Win them all and expectations go through the roof. Lose a few and the doubter have a field day. At the moment we are somewhere in between but the most important thing is that we are ready for the challenge of the league campaign which starts in earnest next month.’

‘Before then we have some tough games starting with the visit of Bolton to the Moss Rose. They have promised to bring a fairly strong line up so it is a game to look forward for both fans and players alike.’


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