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Eastleigh 4-0 Macclesfield Town

Eastleigh celebrate
Eastleigh are in their first season in the Conference after winning Conference South last season

Eastleigh boosted their hopes of a Conference play-off place with a convincing win over promotion-chasing Macclesfield Town.

The home side took the lead when Harry Pell's header flew in off the shoulder of Silkmen defender Thierry Audel.

James Constable nodded in the second after Craig McAllister headed Jai Reason's cross back across goal.

Reason curled in the third from the corner of the box before Deon Burton tapped home Constable's pull back.

Eastleigh's victory saw them move to within two points of the play-off places before the rest of Saturday's programme, while Macclesfield missed the chance to at least temporarily close the six-point gap on leaders Bristol Rovers.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Spence
  • 5Beckwith
  • 26Partington
  • 3Green
  • 10ReasonSubstituted forHowardat 80'minutes
  • 14StrevensSubstituted forWalkerat 66'minutes
  • 8Stanley
  • 27PellBooked at 88mins
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forBurtonat 66'minutes
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 6Todd
  • 12Midson
  • 19Howard
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2HallsBooked at 63mins
  • 4Audel
  • 5Pilkington
  • 28Grant
  • 11MokeSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 83'minutes
  • 8LewisSubstituted forFairhurstat 55'minutes
  • 18Bell
  • 23Whitaker
  • 34RoweSubstituted forHolroydat 74'minutes
  • 29Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 9Holroyd
  • 10Fairhurst
  • 12Cowan
  • 20Branagan
  • 35Bailey-Jones
Attendance:
4,126

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home4
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 4, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 4, Macclesfield Town 0.

Foul by Joe Partington (Eastleigh).

Theo Bailey-Jones (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Harry Pell (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Pell (Eastleigh).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst tries a through ball, but Waide Fairhurst is caught offside.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst tries a through ball, but Waide Fairhurst is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Adriano Moke.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Brian Howard replaces Jai Reason.

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

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 4, Macclesfield Town 0. Deon Burton (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Constable.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Danny M. Rowe.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Walker replaces Ben Strevens.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Craig McAllister.

Booking

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 3, Macclesfield Town 0. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

Daniel Spence (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Paul Lewis.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, Macclesfield Town 0. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Grant (Macclesfield Town).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Daniel Spence (Eastleigh).

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

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