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Macclesfield Town 1-0 Torquay United

Danny Whitaker
Danny Whitaker joined Macclesfield in August 2013

Macclesfield Town moved up to third in the Conference table thanks to Danny Whitaker's second half goal.

The hosts had early chances as Paul Turnbull fired over and Chris Holroyd shot wide, while Malachi Lavelle-Moore headed straight at Martin Rice.

Holroyd also had a goal disallowed for offside, while at the other end Ryan Bowman saw his header blocked.

Whitaker netted his first goal of the season when he found room to fire past Rice from inside the box.

Macclesfield, who have a game in hand, are now seven points behind leaders Barnet, who were beaten in the last minute at Bristol Rovers.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 31Hogan
  • 5Pilkington
  • 28GrantBooked at 31mins
  • 3Barrow
  • 9Holroyd
  • 23Whitaker
  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Moke
  • 7Lavelle-Moore
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 19Rouse
  • 20Branagan
  • 30Bailey

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 29BerryBooked at 14mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Downes
  • 25Ives
  • 11CameronSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 76'minutes
  • 16Richards
  • 8YoungBooked at 25mins
  • 10Ajala
  • 9Bowman
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forBenyonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Benyon
  • 21MacDonald
  • 22McQuilkin
  • 23Seabright
  • 24Ofori-Acheampong
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
1,234

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Malachi Lavelle-Moore (Macclesfield Town).

Levi Ives (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Malachi Lavelle-Moore tries a through ball, but Malachi Lavelle-Moore is caught offside.

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United).

Liam Hogan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Levi Ives (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Alex Grant (Macclesfield Town).

Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Adriano Moke tries a through ball, but Adriano Moke is caught offside.

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United).

Liam Hogan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Courtney Cameron.

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Foul by Levi Ives (Torquay United).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Young.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Torquay United).

Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Louis Briscoe.

Offside, Torquay United. Aaron Downes tries a through ball, but Aaron Downes is caught offside.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Luke Young (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Torquay United 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town).

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