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Torquay United 1-0 Macclesfield Town

New signing Alex Fisher scored on his debut as Paul Cox began his reign as Torquay manager with a win.

The striker, released by Mansfield Town at the end of last season, converted from close range after 61 minutes.

Exodus Geoghegan missed a chance to double Torquay's lead when Andy Halls denied him with a fine block, and Fisher headed wide late on.

Macclesfield had come close to taking the lead when Danny Whittaker dragged a good chance wide after four minutes.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Speiss
  • 18Smith
  • 5MacDonald
  • 16Richards
  • 3Butler
  • 6GeohaghonBooked at 35mins
  • 12CarmichaelBooked at 31mins
  • 4Fenwick
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 17FisherSubstituted forFairhurstat 77'minutes
  • 22QuigleySubstituted forLavelle-Mooreat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Fairhurst
  • 10Marsh
  • 21Lavercombe
  • 23Richards
  • 24Lavelle-Moore

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 4Byrne
  • 8Lewis
  • 15Diagne
  • 5Pilkington
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forTurnbullat 82'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9HolroydBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 85'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 11RoweSubstituted forSampsonat 67'minutes
  • 14Dennis

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 6Turnbull
  • 7Bailey-Jones
  • 10Sampson
  • 12Cowan
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,066

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Booking

Theo Bailey-Jones (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Bailey-Jones (Macclesfield Town).

Dan Butler (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Torquay United).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Turnbull replaces Danny Whitehead.

Attempt missed. Josh Carmichael (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Waide Fairhurst replaces Alex Fisher because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Alex Fisher (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Malachi Lavelle-Moore with a cross.

Foul by Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town).

Bayan Fenwick (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Sampson replaces Danny M. Rowe.

Booking

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Bayan Fenwick (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Alex Fisher (Torquay United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Exodus Geohaghon (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bayan Fenwick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt saved. Malachi Lavelle-Moore (Torquay United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Malachi Lavelle-Moore replaces Joe Quigley.

Attempt saved. Alex Fisher (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town).

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