Date: 18th August 2008 at 4:45pm
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A sloppy opening 20 minutes saw the Silkmen losing their second game of the season.

Looking a bit slow off the mark after the great win midweek, the Silkmen fell a goal behind just nine minutes in when Peter Thorne was given a free header to place the ball past Brain to his far post.

Only five minutes later the visitors beat the offside trap and Thorne reacted first to hit home to make it 0-2.

Macc did start to wake up after the half hour, but still had to ride their luck as the visitors seemed to have the run of the midfield.

The best chance the Silkmen had in the first half came down the left flank as Deen and Thomas overlapped well to put a cross which Evans headed wide at the near post.

Half time arrived to the usual chorus of boos and jeers from the stands.

The second half saw the Silkmen trying to get back into the game with Bradford attacking on the counter, hitting the woodwork twice in the process.

Evans had another good chance in the second half but put it wide from close range, and a strong penalty claim for the Silkmen was waved away after Gritton was clearly pulled over in the box.

Late on, Green had a chance to reduce the deficiet but hit the side netting after a sweeping move had opened up the Bradford defence.

But the finalo whistle came with no goal yet scored for the Silkmen in League football and the lack of effort in the opening 20 minutes cost the Silkmen dearly as they were booed from the field again.


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