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Chester 0-2 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield secured a second successive away win to bolster their National League promotion hopes at the expense of Cheshire rivals Chester.

Chester had no answer to two fortune-assisted goals from the Silkmen inside six first-half minutes.

First home skipper Ian Sharps put through his own net, comically slicing in Daniel Rowe's left-wing cross.

Then Kristian Dennis scored from the spot following a contested penalty decision, awarded for pushing.

Chester improved after the break following winger Craig Mahon's half-time introduction in a tactical reshuffle which saw Sharps taken off, but Macclesfield still ran out worthy winners.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 5GeorgeSubstituted forRooneyat 58'minutes
  • 22Heneghan
  • 24Whitmore
  • 8Shaw
  • 25Hattersley
  • 3Hunt
  • 26LloydSubstituted forHobsonat 74'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 2Higgins
  • 9Hannah
  • 6SharpsSubstituted forMahonat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mahon
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Chapell
  • 13Forth
  • 19Hobson

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 10Sampson
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 4Byrne
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forDiagneat 80'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Rowe
  • 14Dennis
  • 9Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne
  • 24Churchman
  • 26Sutherland
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
2,791

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

Hand ball by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Danny Whitehead.

Hand ball by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Ryan Lloyd.

Attempt missed. Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

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

Foul by Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town).

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Danny Hattersley (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jack Sampson tries a through ball, but Jack Sampson is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. John Rooney replaces Luke George.

Offside, Chester FC. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

Offside, Chester FC. Ryan Lloyd tries a through ball, but Ryan Lloyd is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the box is saved.

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