City 2 Macclesfield 0 – Carling Cup 1st Round – Tues 22nd August
For the 6,000+ City fans turning up to this game, the team news was what most City fans had hoped for, with Rob Kelly starting with 5 players who had come through our Academy and not one of them disappointed on the night.
Most fans also got their first view of Gareth McAuley, as Kisnorbo was given a complete night off (although I spotted him chatting to fans in the car park after the game) and Henderson, Johansson, Fryatt, Hughes and Hammond were all given bench warming duties. As a contest the game was totally one sided and even a 2-0 score line didn’t reflect the complete control City had on the game.
The main threat to our goal nearly always came from casual defending and short headers or pack passes to Conrad Logan, which at least give him a chance to demonstrate his speed of his line and his own heading skills. Throughout the game Logan also showed some excellent kicking skills finding his man on most occasions….