Match Report: Macclesfield Town U19 A vs Birmingham City U19 A

A huge performance from the young Silkmen saw them ease past Birmingham City U19s with a 7-0 victory in their match at Egerton Youth Club this afternoon.

Early pressure from Birmingham City forced a double save from the Silkmen’s #1, Aaron Stockton, shortly before Macclesfield Town went up the other end and Josh Sannoh headed the ball into the net, only to be flagged for offside by the linesman.

Macclesfield Town continued to build pressure in the first half when Luke Draysey came close with two attempts on goal. Birmingham City’s keeper saved a low effort from outside the box before the Mac Town #10 saw his headed effort clip the top of the crossbar.

Draysey soon got his rewards when he scored twice in 10 minutes. A tidy finish from 10 yards out in the 21st minute put Macclesfield Town ahead, before Draysey doubled the score with a fantastic first time effort from outside the box in the 30th.

Two minutes later Rocco Fregapanne fizzed a low cross into the box from the left which found its way all the way to the back post where Trevor Kyobe was waiting for an easy tap-in to make it 3-0.

Birmingham City managed to push up and create a chance just before half-time when the Blues’ Captain, Jack Bodenham, fired a header narrowly over the bar; leaving the score 3-0 at half-time.

Things didn’t get easier for Birmingham City in the second half when an own goal made it 4-0. An early attempt from Luke Draysey took a huge deflection and looped over the Birmingham City goalkeeper.

The young Silkmen continued to create chances in the second half, forcing multiple saves from the Birmingham City goalkeeper and hitting the woodwork for the 3rd time in the match.

Luke Draysey firing at the Birmingham City Goalkeeper (CC:Warren Ho)

Josh Sannoh made it 5-0 in the 69th minute with a close-range shot created by Zac Box’s long throw-in. Sannoh doubled his tally three minutes later, after Macclesfield Town captain, Tyler Beck, picked the ball up in his own half and dribbled past four players before putting it on a plate for Josh Sannoh for his second, to make it 6-0.

Four minutes later substitute, Aidan Gorré, blasted an unstoppable effort passed the Birmingham City keeper from 25 yards out to make it seven.

Luke Draysey was denied his hat-trick late in the match when he saw his free-kick tipped over the bar by the Birmingham City keeper.

The final whistle blew ending the match at 7-0 to Macclesfield Town U19 A. A well-deserved result for an explosive display of football by the young Silkmen.

Macclesfield Town U19 A manager, Paul McGuire said: “We scored, we attacked, we played some good football and kept a clean sheet – it’s only positives here today.” 

McGuire is confident his team can replicate their unbeaten record from last season and continue to be successful. “We try to win, we try to make the lads enjoy it and that’s why it’s a successful academy.” He said.

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