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Macclesfield Town 1-0 Dover Athletic

Paul Lewis' 66th-minute strike earned Macclesfield a narrow Conference victory over struggling Dover.

The midfielder latched onto Chris Holroyd's pass before scoring from a tight angle.

Dover were without loanee Ricky Miller, who had netted five goals in 10 games, after he was recalled by Luton and managed just two shots on target.

A seventh victory of the season saw Macclesfield move up to seventh and within two points of a play-off place.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Halls
  • 4Waterfall
  • 5PilkingtonSubstituted forCowanat 31'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 3Barrow
  • 9Holroyd
  • 8LewisBooked at 82mins
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 90mins
  • 11Moke
  • 29Barnes-Homer
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 19Rouse
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas
  • 30Bailey

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 26BonnerBooked at 78minsSubstituted forReidat 83'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forTaiwoat 76'minutes
  • 4Kinnear
  • 3Wynter
  • 2Stone
  • 10Murphy
  • 14PayneSubstituted forBellamyat 62'minutes
  • 20Nanetti

Substitutes

  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 15Francis
  • 19Reid
  • 28Taiwo
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
1,439

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamDover
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Booking

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid replaces Tom Bonner.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Booking

Tom Bonner (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Bonner (Dover Athletic).

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Solomon Taiwo replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Foul by Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town).

Liam Bellamy (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic).

Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Christian Nanetti tries a through ball, but Christian Nanetti is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Holroyd with a cross.

Attempt saved. Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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