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Aldershot Town 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Danny Whitaker
Danny Whitaker is in his second spell at Macclesfield

Macclesfield moved up to second in the Conference by handing Aldershot a third loss in four games.

Chris Holroyd drew an early save from Phil Smith in a quiet first half, and Rhys Taylor made a smart stop from Aldershot's Dan Holman after the break.

But the Silkmen led when Danny Whitaker put in the rebound after Smith's save from Matthew Barnes-Homer.

The Shots pushed for a leveller but Sam Hatton fired wide Tristan Plummer's cut-back and Holman struck the bar.

Macclesfield have now lost just one of their last 12 games and are seven points off leaders Barnet.

Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Scott on Aldershot v Macclesfield

"I'm absolutely disgusted with some of the play and they've got away with murder. They are an average side, fourth in the league, but they managed the game well.

"If we don't do the basics right and stick to the game plan, then you're not going to win games.

"The amount of times we gave the ball away, or made the wrong decision, was horrendous.

"We had an opportunity and we didn't take it by a long shot and I am furious with it.

"We had plenty of the ball to cause them problems but we gave it away all too often."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12GibbsBooked at 25mins
  • 20Phillips
  • 5Wilson
  • 6Barker
  • 17DialloSubstituted forRobertsat 59'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7Hatton
  • 16Forbes
  • 21McCollinSubstituted forPlummerat 60'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forFitchettat 82'minutes
  • 23Holman

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 14Roberts
  • 15Plummer
  • 22Oyeleke

Macclesfield

  • 1TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 2Halls
  • 3Barrow
  • 31Hogan
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 45mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Moke
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9Holroyd
  • 32JohnstoneSubstituted forFairhurstat 83'minutes
  • 29Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 10Fairhurst
  • 12Cowan
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas
  • 28Grant
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
966

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Foul by Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town).

Liam Hogan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett tries a through ball, but Dan Fitchett is caught offside.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Denny Johnstone.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett tries a through ball, but Dan Fitchett is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Brett Williams.

Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Liam Hogan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt blocked. Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

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

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tristan Plummer replaces Andre McCollin.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Nabi Diallo.

Goal!

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

Attempt missed. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Macclesfield Town).

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