Date: 28th July 2007 at 6:33pm
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Echos of last season as the Silkmen fell to 2-0 defeat at Southport.

Last season the Silkmen lost 2-0 to Southport, with both goals coming early, and it ws the same story today.

But the early sign was encouraging as Luke Dimech made up for a bad error from Swailes, to race from nowhere and make a perfect challenge. but the Silkmen didn’t clear their lines and Swailes was again at fault as rodney Jack got clean through and gave Sam Russell no chance hitting in off the post.

the second goal was almost a carbon copy when lacklustre defending allowed Tony Gray in and he flicked the ball past Russell, who, in fairness could have done little about either goal.

2-0 down, the Silkmen seemed to wake up, and it was only the Southport ‘keeper who kept them at bay. Fist he saved well from a Husbands drive, before sam Russell did well to get down to his right to smother a Jack shot before half time.

although goal-less, the second half held more interest for Macc. Husbands saw a looping header drift agonisingly over the bar anf Francic Green, a second half sub, did well to get a foot on a chance, but it was deflected over the bar.

The best save of the game game from Levi Reid, who was impressing in the middle.

He played a neat passing move to get behind the defence, and shot acros the ‘keeper only for it to be parried away.

Tommy Lee was also in aciton, tipping a good free kick around the post.

On an otherwise disappointing day, high points were Dimech and Levi Reid. Danny Thomas and Simon Wiles didn’t seem to settle on a windy day with long grass on the pitch.

But a good run-out against a side who will be a good bet for promotion from Conference North this season.

Russell (Lee), Edghill (Regan), Swailes (Unknown Trialist), Dimech (Flynn), Wiles (Reid, I), Gritton (Green), Husbands, Thomas (Jennings), McIntyre (McNulty), Murray (Reid, L), Dunfield (Hadfield).