Huddersfield Town 4-0 Macclesfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 13/03/2004
Teenage striker John McAliskey another young talent from the Town academy put the icing on the cake for a 4-0 hammering over struggling Macclesfield Town and shot up into the 3rd automatic spot.Huddersfield Town 4-0 Macclesfield Town
The young McAliskey came on for the injured Booth and scored with a glancing header that Boothy would have been proud of himself.

Macclesfield turned up at the McAlpine with a bright orange Holland/Road workers style kit but by the score line you could tell which they played like.
Macclesfield knocking on the door of the Conference. The win delighted Town fans to see revenge some in there hundreds travelling down to Macclesfield in there hundreds to see a shock 4-0 defeat last December.
Before the match was played town has won 11 out of their last 15 games and the biggest league win so far this season but Macclesfield had only won 2 out of their last 15 games and looking like they need a miracle worker to avoid the drop.

The Terriers had made once change to the starting line up after the defeat up at Carlisle in midweek, Dave Mirfin coming in for the injured Steve Yates, Paul Rachubka making his home debut, With McAliskey on the subs bench along with Paul Scott who recently recovered from injury. Also to Jon Thorrington headed off to Grimsby in midweek.

Paul Rachubka was never troubled throughout the 90 minutes by Macclesfield, the Macclesfield fans who made the short trip up from greater Manchester never had anything to cheer about and the only exciting part for them of the match was Colin Littles powerful header from a Harsley cross which was blocked on the line by former Silkman Efe Sodje.

After a dull first 15 minutes Town pushed the tempo and scored on 21 minutes, Booth?s 11th goal of the season was made by Abbott?s work rate has he never gave up, Abbott?s first shot was blocked, he then hit it again it deflected all over the box before Booth lunged in with a low effort at the far post to the put the Terriers in front.
Having survived Macclesfield?s short attack, Abbott nearly made it 2-0 on 27 minutes, Holdsworth cross was beautifully controlled by Abbott who lashed at the ball to bring a fine save from Wilson.
Sodje again was determined to get his name on the score sheet again after his bullet header down at Oxford, nearly scored with a rather audacious overhead kick, which was blocked well by a defender, but Sodje?s header was easily caught by Wilson.

Abbott, which was apparently going to be his last game of his loan spell from Preston marked his forth goal in six games.
Holdsworth sent Schofield down the left wing, Schofield?s teasing cross found Abbott who showed real determination and strength to knock off a defender to powerfully head the ball with a diving header 2-0 to the Town.
Macclesfield then brought on the well-travelled Martin Carruthers who had a couple of shots which failed to test Paul Rachubka on his home debut. But former Macclesfield player Efe Sodje was at it again and to rub salt in the wounds. Booed by the Macclesfield fans, Sodje was again powered a header in from a Schofield corner to make it 3-0 on 68 minutes.

Things got even worse for Macclesfield when Chris Priest was sent off. Already booked for a little scuffle with Abbott on 76 minutes he was sent off 10 minutes later for kicking the ball away.

By this time I was happy I had put on a bet for Town to win 3-0 at 8/1 and was finally looking forward to actually winning a bet. But young John McAliskey must not have heard about my bet.
He came on for the injured Booth with around 15 minutes left. Abbott won a free-kick on the right wing near the corner flag. Tony Carss took the free-kick quickly no one reacted quick enough except for McAliskey who glanced in a header from close range to crown a perfect day for the Town fans except me but I was still happy anyway to the see the Town march on for an automatic spot.

A great win for the Terriers to get revenge the only other team to get revenge over next is Scunthorpe United in April.
Hopefully another 3 points will be won on Tuesday night against Rochdale I?ll go for a 2-0 win to Town!

Sean?s Man Of The Match: Pawel Abbott

Huddersfield: Rachubka, Sodje, Clarke, Mirfin, Lloyd, Carss, Worthington, Schofield, Holdsworth, Booth, Abbott. Subs: McAliskey, Newby, Edwards, Scott, Senior.

Macclesfield: Wilson, Potter, Welch, Payne, Carr, Little, Widdrington, Harsley, Priest, Miles, Tipton. Subs: Miskelly, Whitaker, Carruthers, Parkin, Brackenridge.

Referee: G Laws (Tyne & Wear).


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