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Cheltenham Town 2-0 Macclesfield Town

Cheltenham Town moved up to third place in the National League table as they sealed all three points against Macclesfield Town.

Harry Pell put the hosts ahead when he nodded home Kyle Storer's free-kick past keeper Shwan Jalal.

The Robins doubled their lead before the break when Billy Walters played Danny Wright through to fire home.

Andy Halls and Kristian Dennis both tried to put Macclesfield back in it from range but Cheltenham held on.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Gary Johnson: Cheltenham boss on Macclesfield victory

"First half we were fantastic, I thought that was a great start and now we've got to put our great start and our great finish together as soon as we can.

"We got another clean sheet and it was comfortable enough, so I'm very pleased - a lot of the results went our way.

"It's very important that if results go your way, you get your result and we got that. It's a good victory against a decent Macclesfield team."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 7PellSubstituted forMunnsat 65'minutes
  • 19Vaughan
  • 5Downes
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forMcLennanat 80'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 8WatersSubstituted forRoweat 65'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 6Parslow
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 24Dickie

Substitutes

  • 3McLennan
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 4Byrne
  • 8LewisBooked at 42mins
  • 15DiagneSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 57'minutes
  • 5Pilkington
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14DennisBooked at 90mins
  • 11RoweSubstituted forSampsonat 62'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 7Bailey-Jones
  • 10Sampson
  • 12Cowan
  • 19Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,962

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

Booking

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Andy Halls with a cross.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Kristian Dennis tries a through ball, but Kristian Dennis is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Danny Whitehead.

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George McLennan replaces Jack Barthram.

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

Attempt missed. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt missed. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces Harry Pell.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Billy Waters.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. David Fitzpatrick replaces Tony Diagne.

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

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

Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Macclesfield Town 0. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Waters.

goal

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