The McMuffin Men will be playing at a higher level next season, and it’s probably a case of when they clinch the League Two title. They faced a tricky game this week against a Stockport Eagles team who can give most teams a game on their day.
4 goals flew in in a three minute spell early in the first period as Charley Eyre’s opener was quickly wiped out by Ben Waugh’s leveller. Two more quick goals from Juwon Hamzat and Joe Murphy established a level of control for The McMuffin’s, but Ryan McAndrew scored two goals for the Eagles either side of Eyre’s second to make it 4-3 with just 13 minutes on the clock. Waugh’s second of the game made it 4-4 5 minutes before the break, but crucially Murphy and Calan Sherer scored two more for McMuffin before the break to give them a 6-4 half time lead.
Murphy’s third of the game 7 minutes into the second period looked to have given the leaders the cushion they needed, and though Alex Patterson pulled one back for the Eagles 9 minutes from time, an own goal a minute later looked to have ended any hope of an unlikely comeback. Two goals in a minute from Waugh and Michael Winn reignited those comeback hopes, but Hamzat’s second of the game again looked to have eased any concerns the McMuffin’s might have had. They had to hold on when Patterson’s second of the game in the last minute reduced the lead back to one, but they held on to stay top.