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Macclesfield Town 3-0 Southport

Macclesfield maintained their unbeaten home record this season against poor travellers Southport.

Luke Waterfall put the Silkmen ahead after just nine minutes with a superb volley from a Waide Fairhurst corner.

Paul Turnbull then doubled their advantage from a free-kick and Waterfall added the third with a header just before half-time.

Ross Dyer tested Macclesfield keeper Rhys Taylor with a header but Southport slipped to a third straight defeat.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Halls
  • 3Barrow
  • 5Pilkington
  • 4Waterfall
  • 15HainingSubstituted forCowanat 87'minutes
  • 18González Díaz
  • 6Turnbull
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 10Fairhurst
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forMokeat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lavelle-Moore
  • 11Moke
  • 12Cowan
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas

Southport

  • 19Reya
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 5Collins
  • 15Connor
  • 8George
  • 4Kay
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forBroganat 78'minutes
  • 22MitchellBooked at 64minsSubstituted forChallonerat 73'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 20SmithSubstituted forMarsdenat 61'minutes
  • 17Dyer
  • 10Brodie

Substitutes

  • 2Challoner
  • 11Brogan
  • 12Lynch
  • 18Marsden
  • 23McDonald
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,450

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0.

Foul by Joe Connor (Southport).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Southport. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

John Marsden (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Will Haining.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Adriano Moke replaces Chris Holroyd.

Booking

Matthew Challoner (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Stephen Brogan (Southport).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Stephen Brogan replaces Paul Rutherford.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Ross Dyer (Southport) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. John Marsden (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Matthew Challoner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Matthew Challoner replaces Andrew Mitchell.

Hand ball by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Will Haining (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Waide Fairhurst.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

Booking

Andrew Mitchell (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Southport).

Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Richard Brodie (Southport) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

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

Foul by David González (Macclesfield Town).

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Richard Brodie (Southport).

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