Cheltenham 2-0 Macclesfield

Goals from Jeff Goulding and Jimmy Spencer handed Cheltenham Town victory over Macclesfield.

Robins top scorer Goulding opened their account from the penalty spot after midfielder Scott Kay had clumsily brought down Russell Penn in the area.

Macc dominated the second half and should have levelled but Lewis Chalmers scuffed his shot wide from six yards.

Cheltenham sealed the win late on when Josh Low's cross reached Spencer who steered it past goalkeeper Jose Veiga.

The win moves Mark Yates' side up to fifth in the League Two table, while the Silkmen slide to 19th.

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Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates tells BBC Gloucestershire:

Robins 'huffed and puffed' - Yates

"We found a couple moments of quality to win the game but overall we huffed and puffed and didn't get going in the second half.

"After last week's scrappy game where we came away with nothing, we're happy that we came away with a win and a clean sheet after an equally scrappy game.

"We comfortably won the game even though we didn't play well but we know we need to improve the performances."

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Simpson critical of Macclesfield decisions

"Second half we've had all the play, all the pressure without really dominating them.

"To be fair to them at the end they've got the second, but I felt it was a game we shouldn't have lost.

"I thought he [George Donnelly] did okay. He tried hard, worked hard and he gives us another option."

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