Date: 10th August 2008 at 7:05pm
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The Silkmen get off to a poor start as big spenders Shrewsbury win on opening day.

The Silkmen had Jon Brain to thank early on when he kept out Grant Holt, and richard Walker later cleared off the line. But the home side took the lead through something of a fluke as a long range speculative effort hit the bar and rebounded off john Brain to take the lead.

the score remained the same until half time, but shortly afterwards, Paul Morgan miscued a clearance and was forced to pull down Davies and give away a penalty, which was converted by Grant Holt.

The two more disappointing goals came later as identical corners saw goals six minutes apart.

First Coughlan headed home from McIntyre’s corner, and soon after he won the ball in the same situation and nodded down for Hibbert to score.