Date: 5th May 2010 at 2:16pm
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Macclesfield Town finished the home season with something of a whimper as they allowed Darlington to walk away with a 2-0 win.

In fairness to the Silkmen players, they have been magnificent in very difficult circumstances for the past few months, and despite injuries have put in promotion form despite injuries to up to eight first team players at a time.

Silkmen boss Gary Simpson said after the game that things could have caught up with the players – especially since the club sealed mathmatical safety.

The Silkmen went a goal behind in the first half when Darlington’s Miller headed home from a free kick wide on the right. there were plenty of chances for both sides as Jon Brain once-again made some great stops and the Silkmen fluffed their lines at the other end.

Brainy was as close as the Silkmen came to a hero on the day with a penalty save in the second half, but the off-form performance meant that Darlo would finish their away seaon with a win and Smith powered in a header from close range with 10 minutes left to play.

A poor performance all around for the Silkmen but perhaps the players hard work over the last few months deserved better than the mass walk-out at the final whistle – despite several requests for people to stay on and celebrate survival with the team.

Well done to the team for excellent results when it mattered under difficult circumstances, and to the fans who hung around to show their appreciation.