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Aldershot Town 0-3 Macclesfield Town

Danny Rowe's first-half double helped Macclesfield to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Aldershot in the National League.

The visitors took the lead inside three minutes as Rowe fired home to score his first goal of the season.

Rowe doubled the Silkmen's lead before the break, beating two men before slotting home from a tight angle.

Kristian Dennis sealed the three points, latching onto a pass from Danny Whitaker, after Jake Gallagher had been sent off for a tackle on Rowe.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Aldershot v Macclesfield

"That was a poor performance today, one that I didn't see coming.

"We have got a young team but too many of them had off days, it wasn't just one or two of them - there were too many and we weren't close to the quality of performance that they've been showing.

"I don't want to take anything from Macclesfield because they did extremely well, but if I am going to look at my players, I think we could do a lot better."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 5Saville
  • 8Stevenson
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 14Beckles
  • 7HattonSubstituted forBrowneat 46'minutes
  • 16GallagherBooked at 56mins
  • 19Walker
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forLathropeat 59'minutes
  • 17BrodieSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Browne
  • 21Harris

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2HallsSubstituted forCowanat 86'minutes
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Whitaker
  • 15Diagne
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 32mins
  • 18Whitehead
  • 11RoweSubstituted forMeikleat 67'minutes
  • 10SampsonBooked at 78mins
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14DennisSubstituted forAdarabioyoat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 6Turnbull
  • 12Cowan
  • 17Meikle
  • 22Adarabioyo
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis
Attendance:
1,579

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3.

Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Lindon Meikle (Macclesfield Town).

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

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Andy Halls.

Foul by Fisayo Adarabioyo (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Fisayo Adarabioyo replaces Kristian Dennis.

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lindon Meikle (Macclesfield Town).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lindon Meikle (Macclesfield Town).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).

Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Danny M. Rowe.

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

Foul by Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Damon Lathrope replaces Charlie Walker.

Dismissal

Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

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

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

Hand ball by Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt saved. Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town).

Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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