Silkmen Edge Imps As KA & Butch Honoured
After a minutes silence for Big Keith and Richard Butcher at Moss Rose last night, proceedings were anything but genial in a spirited contest. The Imps put on a gallant display away at Macclesfield Town and went ahead in the 23rd minute when Power converted a penalty after a foul on Smith by Pablo Mills. With loans Brown and Diagne both missing against their parent club, the Imps were always going to be up against it away at a big budget Macclesfield side, who now move up to seventh.
It would however take an own goal from Garner, on 47 minutes to, turn the match, as he headed home Morgan-Smith’s header from Ryan Jackson’s delivery. Jackson was again the threat with 56 minutes gone, giving Matthew Barnes-Homer a simple close range tap-in for his 21st of the season.
Simmo told BBC Radio Lincs:
“They’ve got some good players and can pass the ball well and keep it well, but they didn’t really hurt us.
“We stuck to our game-plan and got our noses in front and I thought to myself that if we could keep frustrating them for the 15 or 20 minutes after half-time, then we might be OK, but we conceded a sloppy goal, they got their tails up and scored the second one.
“We could have folded, but credit to the players, we stuck at it and at the end, we had a couple of decent chances and might have got a draw out of it. You have to weather those spells if you can and we didn’t quite do it, but I can’t fault the spirit.”
The Imps drop to 19th after Gateshead beat second placed Kidderminster 2-0, on Tuesday night, to leapfrog us. Nuneaton earned a 0-0 draw against Luton, they move level with us on games, points and goal difference, but we have scored two more goals – it is that tight. Barrow have a game in hand after the match away at Alfreton was postponed due to fog. They sit a point behind it is that tight. Southport will be a tough one on Saturday, Port came from a goal down on Tuesday, winning 2-1 in wahat was a very one sided game that should have seen them win by a bigger margin. Top scorer Michael Gash was missing
Wednesday 6th March K.O 7.45 pm
Att 1557 – 1451 Silkmen, Imps 106
Power (pen) 23 Garner OG 47 Barnes-Homer 55
shots on includes goals and saves includes crosses claimed
64% Ball 36%
7 Shots on 2
8 Misses 4
1 Saves 3
4 Corners 3
3 Offside 2
7 Fouls 10
2 Yellows 2
BSP Table 7/3/13
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