Non League

Solihull 0-1 Macclesfield (9-9-17)

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Another stint on commentary for this trip to the Midlands – and the first win I have called this season. Not a classic game by any means, but a big three points after the disappointment against Woking last week.

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Penalty to Solihull for this challenge, but justice was done as Jalal saved from Carter

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Buxton 0-2 Shaw Lane (22-8-17)

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The first trip out to a neutral game of the season – with a short drive over the hills to Buxton, as they hosted Shaw Lane in this midweek encounter

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Macc Town player ratings 2016/17

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A strange season, which saw us within touching distance of the play-offs for much of the season, without ever looking likely to break into the top 5. A ninth place finish was not a disaster by any means though.

The FA Trophy run was a bright spark, with a battling victory over Tranmere in the semi-final the high point. The Wembley showpiece was a step too far, as a Jon Parkin inspired York took home the trophy after a 3-2 win.

Rhys Browne celebrates scoring the Silkmen’s opener                                                               Image – Copyright Chelsie Wilson 2017

These are my thoughts on how each player performed in 2016/17 – all players started the season as a 5/10.

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Grange Lane – North Ferriby

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First visit = 15/10/16 North Ferriby 1-4 Macclesfield (FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round)

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A trip to Conference new boys North Ferriby United was the draw handed to Macc this season in the final qualifying round of the FA Cup. So my first trip to Grange Lane was moved forward from the scheduled league game in January.

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