Cheadle Town Reserves 2-1 AFC Macclesfield

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The SDFA Cup

Ours once more...

As far as the league campaign goes, our Reserves may not have had the best of seasons but they picked up the Stockport DFA Cup - some of you may know it by its old name of the Stockport Senior Cup - thanks to a 2-1 win over AFC Macclesfield at Edgeley Park.

We weren't really at the races for 99.9% of the first half and you could argue that AFC Macclesfield deserved the 1-0 lead that they took on 25 minutes; despite the best efforts of Ryan Allcock to save an initial effort the rebound was slammed home.

However, towards the end of the half we start to awake.

'Jockey' Mclaughlin brought an excellent save from the Macclesfield keeper with a low, curling drive before we drew level with virtually the last kick of the half; Dean Nolan showing some deft, neat footwork on the edge of the box before drilling low into the corner of the net.

With some guidance from First XI Manager Terry Hincks during their half-time talk the players came out for the second half a "different side".

Pressing higher up the pitch they hectored AFC Macclesfield into unforced errors in their own half and deservedly took the lead with 51 minutes gone thanks to Tom Ratican finishing from close range at the far post.

We had chances to extend the lead further but were thankful for two magnificent saves by Ryan Allcock in the latter stages of the second half to preserve our lead; he deservedly picked up the Man of the Match Award.

Well done to Chris Woods and his charges for bringing some silverware to the club.

Check out the video below which contains clips of the presentation after the final whistle....