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Macclesfield Town 3-0 Altrincham

Danny Whitaker
Danny Whitaker joined Macclesfield in August 2013

Macclesfield Town eased to victory over struggling local rivals Altrincham.

The Silkmen, who lost their last two National League games and were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Portsmouth, almost trailed when Jordan Sinnott's long-range shot hit the bar.

But Kristian Dennis slotted the hosts ahead and, after Damian Reeves shot wastefully wide for Alty, a deflected Danny Whitaker strike made it 2-0.

And Chris Holroyd slid in the third to seal victory with nine minutes left.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 12CowanBooked at 67mins
  • 15Diagne
  • 8LewisSubstituted forRoweat 70'minutes
  • 4Byrne
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 6Turnbull
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14DennisSubstituted forStycheat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 2Halls
  • 10Sampson
  • 11Rowe
  • 25Styche

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 3Griffin
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'KeefeBooked at 39minsSubstituted forCleeat 64'minutes
  • 4Moult
  • 6LeatherBooked at 17mins
  • 8Richman
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forRankineat 75'minutes
  • 20Sinnott
  • 10Reeves
  • 18Bowerman

Substitutes

  • 9Rankine
  • 11Clee
  • 21Swift
  • 23Williams
  • 25Stouppis
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,801

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Altrincham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Altrincham 0.

Foul by Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham).

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

Offside, Altrincham. George Bowerman tries a through ball, but George Bowerman is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt missed. Scott Leather (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Altrincham 0. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Reece Styche replaces Kristian Dennis.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Michael Rankine replaces Ryan Crowther.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Paul Lewis.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

George Bowerman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Nicky Clee replaces Josh O'Keefe.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

Ryan Crowther (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Offside, Altrincham. George Bowerman tries a through ball, but George Bowerman is caught offside.

Foul by Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

George Bowerman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 2, Altrincham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Altrincham 0.

Offside, Altrincham. Damian Reeves tries a through ball, but Damian Reeves is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Altrincham 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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