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Macclesfield Town 0-0 Dover Athletic

Jack Sampson
Jack Sampson can now add a clean sheet to his three goals for Macclesfield this season

Macclesfield striker Jack Sampson went in goal for 86 minutes and kept a clean sheet to halt Dover's winning streak.

The hosts had keeper Richie Branagan sent off for a foul on Ricky Modeste and, with no keeper on the bench, were forced to give Sampson the gloves.

He made several saves but was less busy after Dover's Richard Orlu was red-carded after a clash with Reece Styche.

The Silkmen dominated the second half but could not find a way through and had to settle for a draw.

Dover stay third, and need one win from their remaining three games to seal their play-off place, while Macclesfield cannot now finish in the National League's top five.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1BranaganBooked at 6mins
  • 2Halls
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forTurnbullat 31'minutes
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 63mins
  • 3McCombe
  • 11Rowe
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forSutherlandat 85'minutes
  • 10Sampson
  • 25StycheBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDennisat 70'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 4Byrne
  • 6Turnbull
  • 14Dennis
  • 15Diagne
  • 26Sutherland

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 28Essam
  • 2Magri
  • 17Deverdics
  • 27Braham-Barrett
  • 5RaggettBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBellamyat 76'minutes
  • 6OrluBooked at 42mins
  • 18Parkinson
  • 7Modeste
  • 9MillerSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 84'minutes
  • 23Payne

Substitutes

  • 8Bellamy
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Marsh
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
1,022

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Sutherland replaces Chris Holroyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Ricky Miller.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Sean Raggett.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by John McCombe (Macclesfield Town).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Kristian Dennis replaces Reece Styche.

Booking

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

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

Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

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

Booking

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) is shown the red card.

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sean Raggett with a cross.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover432391173502378
4Grimsby422113877403776
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4320121147341372
7Eastleigh4220111161501171
8Wrexham431991567501766
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield431881758461262
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow431612156069-960
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Torquay431211204770-2347
18Guiseley431016174365-2246
19Chester431112205768-1145
20Halifax421110215379-2643
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham43914204368-2541
23Kidderminster43811244467-2335
24Welling43811243561-2635
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