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Eastleigh 1-0 Macclesfield Town

Eastleigh celebrate
Eastleigh's unbeaten start sees them sitting in fourth place in the National League.

Ross Lafayette scored his first goal for Eastleigh as they maintained their unbeaten start to their league campaign with a narrow win over Macclesfield.

James Constable, Jai Reason and Jack Midson all went close early on, with Macclesfield keeper Richie Branagan in fine form.

However, the hosts continued to apply the pressure and were rewarded when Lafayette headed in from close range.

George Pilkington missed with a header for the Silkmen late on.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 19Poke
  • 18Drury
  • 5Turley
  • 10Reason
  • 6Reid
  • 2Partington
  • 20HardingSubstituted forGreenat 78'minutes
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forOdubadeat 81'minutes
  • 14StrevensBooked at 76mins
  • 11LafayetteSubstituted forCookat 71'minutes
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Payne
  • 13Noice
  • 17Cook

Macclesfield

  • 1Branagan
  • 2HallsBooked at 36mins
  • 4Byrne
  • 8Lewis
  • 15Diagne
  • 5Pilkington
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forWhiteheadat 69'minutes
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 61mins
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forMarsdenat 77'minutes
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forRoweat 64'minutes
  • 14Dennis

Substitutes

  • 11Rowe
  • 12Cowan
  • 17Boyle
  • 18Whitehead
  • 19Marsden
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,928

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home14
Away14
Fouls
Home4
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. John Marsden tries a through ball, but John Marsden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Jack Midson.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe tries a through ball, but Danny M. Rowe is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Reid (Eastleigh).

Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Michael Green replaces Dan Harding.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. John Marsden replaces Chris Holroyd.

Booking

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Lee Cook replaces Ross Lafayette.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitehead replaces Paul Turnbull.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Constable with a cross.

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

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Jack Midson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Booking

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Dan Harding (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Eastleigh).

Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Strevens.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Joe Partington (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

Attempt saved. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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