Macclesfield Town: Silkmen maintain 100% penalty shootout record

Macclesfield beat Blackpool 5-3 on penalties
Macclesfield Town beat Blackpool in a shootout on Tuesday

They've done it again. Macclesfield have won another penalty shootout.

Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy game against Blackpool ended 3-3 after 90 minutes, with the Silkmen winning 5-3 on penalties.

The result means League Two side Macclesfield have still never lost a shootout in their 144-year history - winning nine out of nine, three of them this season in cup competitions.

Rhys Taylor and fellow goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara, who is on loan from Manchester United, have saved seven penalties between them.

Tuesday's victory followed Carabao Cup shootout successes against Bradford City and Walsall.

Macclesfield Town's fans react on Twitter to their team winning another penalty shootout by saying: "Can we petition for them at the end of league games?"
One fan had a cheeky request for the EFL, with Macclesfield struggling in League Two
A Macclesfield Town fan tweets "Life's three certainties: death, taxes and Macclesfield never losing a penalty shootout."A Macclesfield Town fan tweets about going through an "emotional rollercoaster".

"It's not really something you can be good at," said O'Hara, who saved an unprecedented four penalties during the win over Walsall, including one in the 63rd minute.

"After you save the first one, it kind of sets you up for the rest of them. It leaves you thinking that, hopefully, if the boys put their penalties away we've kind of won the tie."

Some fans tweeted the EFL to ask if League Two games could also go to penalties - given that Macclesfield are second bottom in the table, with two points from six games.

Up next for the Silkmen in the League Cup? Premier League West Ham in the third round on 26 September.

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