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Macclesfield Town 1-0 AFC Telford United

Thierry Audel
Thierry Audel started the season with Crewe Alexandra

Macclesfield battled to victory over bottom side AFC Telford to strengthen their hopes of automatic promotion.

The Silkmen took an early lead when Thierry Audel headed home a pinpoint Paul Turnbull cross from close range.

Danny Whitaker twice almost extended the lead before the break, but had a shot saved and then fired inches wide.

Tony Gray's effort was saved by Rhys Taylor as Telford rallied, but Macc held on after substitute Chris Holroyd failed to net a game-clinching second.

Macclesfield have now lost just one of their last 10 matches and have only been beaten once at Moss Rose all season.

They move up to third in the Conference table, behind second placed Barnet on goal difference, while Telford's plight at the bottom grows ever greater.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 12CowanBooked at 90mins
  • 4Audel
  • 18BellSubstituted forLewisat 67'minutes
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 78mins
  • 28Grant
  • 11MokeSubstituted forFairhurstat 79'minutes
  • 29Barnes-Homer
  • 35Bailey-JonesSubstituted forHolroydat 68'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 6Turnbull

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10Fairhurst
  • 20Branagan

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 6Grogan
  • 27Sharps
  • 20Poku
  • 26MatthewsBooked at 30mins
  • 16McDonald
  • 9Farrell
  • 24VentreSubstituted forDeaceyat 75'minutes
  • 11ClancySubstituted forDisneyat 88'minutes
  • 10Gray
  • 29DyerSubstituted forReaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Pryce
  • 14Hancock
  • 19Deacey
  • 22Rea
  • 23Disney
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,225

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, AFC Telford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, AFC Telford United 0.

Booking

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

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

Jordan Deacey (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Rea (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. John Disney replaces Sean Clancy.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Jack Rea tries a through ball, but Jack Rea is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Adriano Moke.

Booking

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Jack Rea replaces Ross Dyer.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Jordan Deacey replaces Danny Ventre.

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

Attempt blocked. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Theo Bailey-Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Lee Bell.

Attempt missed. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Foul by Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United).

Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt missed. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt missed. Theo Bailey-Jones (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Lee Bell (Macclesfield Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Alex Grant (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

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