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Braintree Town 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Braintree's play-off hopes suffered a set-back after they were beaten at home by Macclesfield Town.

The hosts almost took the lead just before the break but James Mulley volleyed wide from close range.

The deadlock was broken on 62 minutes when Scott Boden finished from inside the box after some good work by midfielder Paul Turnbull.

Danny Whitaker came close to doubling Macc's lead but was denied by a fine stop from keeper Nick Hamann.

The result means Braintree are two points off the play-off places with five games remaining.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Massey
  • 19Wells
  • 26Mulley
  • 8DavisBooked at 55mins
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forLaurentat 70'minutes
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forDaleyat 79'minutes
  • 10Holman
  • 22CoxSubstituted forJakubiakat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Laurent
  • 1McDonald
  • 27Jakubiak
  • 14Carney
  • 12Daley

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 12Williams
  • 26Halls
  • 2Connor
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23Whitaker
  • 15Lewis
  • 9Holroyd
  • 19BodenBooked at 73minsSubstituted forKayat 89'minutes
  • 11WinnSubstituted forMackrethat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 25Kay
  • 24Rowe
  • 7Mackreth
  • 20Branagan
  • 28Cowan
Referee:
Adam Hopkins

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home2
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Kay replaces Scott Boden.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Peter Winn.

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

Luke Daley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Daniel Sparkes.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Jordan Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent replaces Chez Isaac.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes with a cross.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. James Mulley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

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