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Welling United 1-0 Macclesfield Town

Welling leapfrogged Conference Premier rivals Macclesfield after an impressive second-half performance at Park View Road.

The first half provided few chances for either side but the hosts began to press after the break.

On-loan Cambridge defender Blaine Hudson finally broke the deadlock when he headed home from close range.

Welling could not find a second, whilst Macclesfield rarely threatened to find an equaliser.

The win sees Welling move up a place to 11th whilst Macclesfield slip one to 12th.

Welling manager Jamie Day told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post match: Welling boss Jamie Day

"I'm pleased but we've got to keep the run going. We were in control. It was just about being patient, getting the first and then trying to get a second.

"We didn't but we were comfortable. It was just keeping the clean sheet.

"We've got a points target of 50 and we're almost there. We've just got to finish in the top half."

Line-ups

Welling

  • 13Turner
  • 14Hudson
  • 6Bender
  • 36Mawson
  • 16MclarenBooked at 26mins
  • 37AjalaSubstituted forWakefieldat 75'minutes
  • 33Healy
  • 4Gallagher
  • 21BeautymanSubstituted forFazackerleyat 85'minutes
  • 35Sho-SilvaBooked at 86mins
  • 10Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 27Day
  • 25Cumbers
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 32Wakefield
  • 8Clarke

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 27Pilkington
  • 26Halls
  • 3AndrewBooked at 80mins
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forHolroydat 66'minutes
  • 25Kay
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forRoweat 73'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 2Connor
  • 11WinnSubstituted forWilliamsat 86'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 24Rowe
  • 12Williams
  • 20Branagan
  • 15Lewis
  • 9Holroyd
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
701

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Welling United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Wakefield (Welling United).

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Blaine Hudson (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United).

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Steve Williams replaces Peter Winn.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Loui Fazackerley replaces Harry Beautyman.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Attempt missed. Josh Wakefield (Welling United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

Josh Wakefield (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Harry Beautyman (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) left footed shot.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Josh Wakefield replaces Toby Ajala.

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross.

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Jack Mackreth.

Offside, Welling United. Toby Ajala tries a through ball, but Toby Ajala is caught offside.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

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