Date: 31st July 2008 at 10:47pm
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Silkmen pegged back after Gritton and Hirst give home side a 2-0 lead.

The Silkmen took the lead in the first half when Martin Gritton found himself free in the area and slotted home at the near post.

Evans could have scored a second in the first half after a great cross from Deen, but his header was parried away.

The second goal came early in the second half as Chris Hirst volleyed in from just inside the area.

The Silkmen looked like they would coast to a victory when Chengdu made some changes and former Everton player and Chinese international Li Tie came on alongside Brazillian Danilso Souza and Tie’s international teammate Wang Song.

Evans should have scored when he sliced wide from close range.

Souza would prove decisive in the 82nd minute as he scored a marvellous solo goal, taking the ball from the halfway line and beating the onrushing Towns in the Macc goal.

Just minutes later it was 2-2 as Song hit a similar goal to Gritton’s, finding himself clear on the left side of the box, he found a gap past Towns to make it 2-2.

It was an entertaining evening’s football and a shame that so few people turned up to watch.

Macc: Towns, Ried (Nadin), Deen, Morgan, Walker (Blackman), Brisley, Millar, Hirst, Gritton (Harvey), Yeo (Dykes), Evans.


2 Replies to “Macclesfield 2-2 Chengdu Blades”

  • Silkmen pegged back after Gritton and Hirst give home side a 2-0 lead.

    so chinks in your armour after all.

  • seems like you had the chances and coulod not take them….still a n interesting match though and a shame that a larger crowd did not turn out to support this……………….

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