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Macclesfield Town 0-1 Cheltenham Town

Dan Holman scored the only goal as National League champions Cheltenham won at Macclesfield.

The decisive moment came when James Dayton played in Holman who smashed the ball past Richie Branagan.

Amari Morgan-Smith had his strike saved as the Robins threatened to extend their lead, while Chris Holroyd saw the hosts' best effort saved.

Cheltenham will top 100 points if they win against Lincoln next week while Macclesfield remain 10th.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Branagan
  • 6Turnbull
  • 2Halls
  • 4ByrneBooked at 76minsSubstituted forCowanat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 25StycheSubstituted forDennisat 59'minutes
  • 11Rowe
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 61minsSubstituted forSutherlandat 79'minutes
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 10Sampson
  • 3McCombe

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 13Jalal
  • 14Dennis
  • 15Diagne
  • 26Sutherland

Cheltenham

  • 31Flatt
  • 15Burgess
  • 6Parslow
  • 7Pell
  • 2BarthramBooked at 82mins
  • 24DickieBooked at 90mins
  • 4Storer
  • 21CranstonSubstituted forRoweat 56'minutes
  • 27DaytonSubstituted forMunnsat 72'minutes
  • 30Holman
  • 8WatersSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Neill Byrne because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Booking

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Sutherland replaces Danny Whitaker.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Hand ball by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Munns.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Booking

Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces James Dayton.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Cheltenham Town).

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Kristian Dennis replaces Reece Styche.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Billy Waters.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Jordan Cranston.

Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Reece Styche tries a through ball, but Reece Styche is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham452911584295598
2Forest Green452511968422686
3Grimsby452214982443880
4Dover4523111175522380
5Braintree4522121153381578
6Tranmere4521121260441675
7Eastleigh4521121263511275
8Wrexham452091671541769
9Gateshead451910165766-967
10Macclesfield451981859471265
11Barrow451614156271-962
12Lincoln City451613166865361
13Bromley45179196669-360
14Woking451610196967258
15Southport451413184961-1255
16Aldershot45158225171-2053
17Chester451312206369-651
18Torquay451312205172-2151
19Boreham Wood451114204149-847
20Halifax451211225481-2747
21Guiseley451016194367-2446
22Altrincham451014214870-2244
23Kidderminster45813244568-2337
24Welling45811263570-3535
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