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Macclesfield Town 2-1 Woking

Macclesfield inflicted just a second defeat of the season on Woking.

Kristian Dennis tapped home his sixth goal of the season in the first half after Woking keeper Jake Cole spilled a cross from Andy Halls.

Neill Byrne hammered home from after the break after the visitors failed to clear after Cole had saved from a Dennis header.

The Cards gave themselves a chance when defender Joey Jones fired home from 20 yards but the Silkmen held on.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Macclesfield v Woking

"We've had a good run recently, with five wins and a draw, and you can't complain and be too hard on the players.

"We had a good start after eight games with 16 points and today Macclesfield's desire, hunger and physical presence told in a big way.

"I thought we were very average in the first half and over in the ninety minutes I felt that Jake Cole made some good saves.

"This leagues a punishing league and you have to learn quick, turn round and keep going."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 4Byrne
  • 6Turnbull
  • 15DiagneBooked at 35mins
  • 5Pilkington
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14Dennis
  • 11Rowe
  • 23Whitaker
  • 8Lewis

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 7Bailey-Jones
  • 12Cowan
  • 18Whitehead
  • 19Fitzpatrick

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 5Saah
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forKeohaneat 46'minutes
  • 3Arthur
  • 22Thomas
  • 7Jones
  • 11GoddardSubstituted forPattieat 79'minutes
  • 16DanielSubstituted forSoleat 74'minutes
  • 20Holman
  • 15Andrade

Substitutes

  • 10Sole
  • 12Poku
  • 18Hamann
  • 19Pattie
  • 23Keohane
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,285

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Woking 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Woking 1.

Hand ball by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Woking 1. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Offside, Woking. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Ben Pattie replaces John Goddard.

Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

Offside, Woking. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Kadell Daniel.

Attempt saved. Joey Jones (Woking) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

Attempt missed. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Bruno Andrade (Woking) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Woking 0. Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Holroyd.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Woking).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Goddard.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

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

Corner, Woking.

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jimmy Keohane replaces Keiran Murtagh.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Woking 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Woking 0.

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

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

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