Macclesfield U19 C fall to the Wolverhampton Wanderers A team in the Cup 3 goals to nil.
Wolverhampton’s A team showed their class in this cup fixture against the Macclesfield U19 C team, a first half penalty and two goals in the second half sealed Macclesfield’s fate.
The silkmen began the game quite slow, with Wolves seemingly applying all the pressure on the Macclesfield defence. Within a few minutes Wolves were attacking on goal, and really making the Macclesfield defence put in an early shift.
An 8th minute freekick for Wolves went sailing just shy of the post catching the netting on its way through, the late dip on the ball making it look a lot more dangerous than it actually was. Shortly after the lively Number 11 for Wolves made a run into the box and was brought down doing so winning a penalty in the early minutes. The number 11 stepped up to take the penalty and slotted it home, giving Wolves the early lead.
Macclesfield started to look the more dominant team after the first goal, playing the ball around well and causing some difficulties to the Wolves defence. Macclesfield looked solid at the back, not letting any of the A team attackers get through on goal. Macclesfield looked most impressive in the middle, finding sensible passes through the middle as well as taking their time finding the open man.
A break in the 42nd minute enabled Wolves to double their lead, the number 8 for the wolves’ team had a go from range striking the crossbar as it went in. A goal that Macclesfield didn’t really deserve to concede, but the player took the chance and punished the Macclesfield defenders.
Coming out after the half Macclesfield again seemed quite dominant, pushing the Wolves team to play in their own half. Macclesfield’s Danny Muka provided some entertainment when some flashy skills lead to a nutmeg flustering the Wolves defence. Danny Muka looked quite the player, commanding the midfield and troubling the defence with his technical skills and pinpoint dribbling.
The game was put to bed in the 64th minute after a Wolves corner was converted by their Centre Back, a towering header connected to a well put in cross. Set pieces seem to be a weak point for this Macclesfield side, as this was one of the main points they were looking to improve on against Wolves.
Macclesfield carried on trying to find a consolation goal and came close with a shot closely reminiscent of the second Wolves goal. Oli Kendrick, Macclesfield U19 C manager said after the game:
“Footballs a game of luck, if you see the ball bounce into an inviting position you’ve got to take the chance, strike it. We didn’t seem to be getting any luck today”
He also went on to add:
“We’re in a Slavia Prague situation here, we have drawn the group of death. For you boys to come here today and put in a good performance against this A team, that’s nothing to be ashamed about.”
Macclesfield U19 C go up against West Bromwich Albion at home next time out, they’ll be hoping that they can find the firepower they need up front to complete a solid team