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Macclesfield Town 0-1 Grimsby Town

Jack Mackreth's early strike earned Grimsby Town all three points against Conference promotion rivals Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose.

Mackreth latched onto Nathan Arnold's rebounded shot to tap in the winner from close range after four minutes.

Waide Fairhurst almost put the Silkmen level after the break but he headed Scott Barrow's ball into the ground.

Danny Whittaker nearly snatched a late equaliser for the hosts but Grimsby held on and are unbeaten in five games.

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a great result. I said I wanted result over performance today definitely.

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Hurst on Macclesfield v Grimsby Town

"But that said, before the game we talked about them being unbeaten at home and wanting to try and be the first team to do that.

"It was a bit scrappy really. I said we needed to look after the ball better.

"To take three points and to be the first team to do so, it's a great result."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 31HoganSubstituted forGrantat 46'minutes
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 3BarrowBooked at 69mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23Whitaker
  • 11MokeSubstituted forJohnstoneat 73'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10FairhurstSubstituted forGnahouaat 83'minutes
  • 29Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 14Gnahoua
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas
  • 28Grant
  • 32Johnstone

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 19Parslow
  • 22NsialaBooked at 44mins
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Thomas
  • 7Mackreth
  • 8Disley
  • 4BrownSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 81'minutes
  • 20Arnold
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forClayat 68'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 2Bignot
  • 10Hannah
  • 11Neilson
  • 16Clay
  • 26McLaughlin
Referee:
Ben Toner

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Nathan Arnold tries a through ball, but Nathan Arnold is caught offside.

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Arthur Gnahoua replaces Waide Fairhurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Scott Brown.

Attempt missed. Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Denny Johnstone replaces Adriano Moke.

Booking

Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Clay replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Scott Brown (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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

Offside, Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis tries a through ball, but Lenell John-Lewis is caught offside.

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

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Alex Grant replaces Liam Hogan because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Grimsby Town 1.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town).

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Grimsby Town).

Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

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