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Macclesfield Town 1-2 Tranmere Rovers

Steve McNulty
Steve McNulty is on loan at Tranmere from League Two Luton

On-loan defender Steve McNulty netted his first goal for Tranmere as Rovers ended a five-game winless run with victory at 10-man Macclesfield.

McNulty headed in Adam Mekki's corner early on before Tranmere were pegged back through Kristian Dennis' header.

But Tranmere reclaimed the lead after the break when Michael Ihiekwe headed in another Mekki corner.

Macclesfield were reduced to 10 men in the closing minutes as Paul Lewis was sent-off for a second bookable offence.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2HallsBooked at 59mins
  • 5Pilkington
  • 8LewisBooked at 86mins
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 12CowanSubstituted forByrneat 51'minutes
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forSampsonat 79'minutes
  • 11Rowe
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forWhiteheadat 65'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14DennisBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 4Byrne
  • 10Sampson
  • 15Diagne
  • 18Whitehead

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 39mins
  • 7Vaughan
  • 11MaynardBooked at 84mins
  • 4JenningsBooked at 32mins
  • 16Hill
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 24McNulty
  • 8Harris
  • 17Mekki
  • 9Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forTomlinsonat 46'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mangan
  • 18Stockton
  • 29Tomlinson
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
2,037

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Hand ball by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town).

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Sampson replaces Paul Turnbull.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Mekki with a cross.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Booking

Ben Tomlinson (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Tranmere Rovers).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitehead replaces Danny Whitaker.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Booking

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Neill Byrne replaces Dan Cowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ben Tomlinson replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

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