Many remembered Keith Alexander.
The England squad wore black arm bands in memory of the late coach in their Egypt match.
Assistant coach Gary Simpson on the loss of his friend:
“He’s one of the fairest people I have ever met and he would think of nothing to go out of his way to help you whenever he could. He was a good bloke and there is a big gap in all our lives today.”
The match kicked of after a minutes silence and both teams wearing black armbands.
It was a brave decision to go ahead with the match but it was made easier by home fans respect for Alexander.They were magnificent staying back to applaud the players and the team supporters after the match was over. The touching spectacle was much appreciated by Mike Rance, Macclesfield’s CEO.
The match ended in a 2-0 Macclesfield win.
Simpson now the caretaker boss said this:
“Today was extremely difficult but I am just delighted we were able to pick up a result for Keith and his family.”
“And the win was also as much for the fans who have been magnificent all week and never shut up today. They were a big help to us on what was an emotional day.”
Keith Alexander’s funeral is set for Moday, March 15th.