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Braintree Town 1-3 Macclesfield Town

Braintree are still searching for their first win of the new National League season after Macclesfield cruised to a 3-1 triumph at the Amlin Stadium.

The Iron drew their opening two games but they were well beaten by the Silkmen, who took the lead in the 10th minute and never looked back.

Former Stockport striker Danny Rowe broke the deadlock, driving into the bottom corner after being put through in the box by Kingsley James, and Chris Holroyd nipped in front of everyone at the near post to make it 2-0 after 31 minutes.

Braintree managed to scramble a Paul Lewis header clear off the line in the 56th minute but Macclesfield got their third goal in the 73rd minute as Jack Simpson smashed home into the roof of the net.

Lee Barnard stuck a late consolation from the spot for Braintree after 81 minutes, before Macclesfield defender Mitch Hancox and Braintree goalkeeper Jamie Butler were sent off late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1ButlerBooked at 90mins
  • 2Williams
  • 5Gayle
  • 4Lee
  • 3Okimo
  • 6AshtonBooked at 52mins
  • 14FaganBooked at 10minsSubstituted forCorneat 56'minutes
  • 7Midson
  • 9Barnard
  • 10Akinola
  • 23CheekSubstituted forGordonat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Maybanks
  • 16Rees
  • 17Gordon
  • 18Goodman
  • 20Corne

Macclesfield

  • 13Ross
  • 2Halls
  • 16HancoxBooked at 89mins
  • 11Rowe
  • 6McCombe
  • 5Pilkington
  • 8LewisSubstituted forByrneat 78'minutes
  • 14JamesBooked at 90mins
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 90'minutes
  • 9HolroydBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMackrethat 75'minutes
  • 10Sampson

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Byrne
  • 7Mackreth
  • 12Cowan
Referee:
Anthony Serrano
Attendance:
703

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Macclesfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Macclesfield Town 3.

Dismissal

Jamie Butler (Braintree Town) is shown the red card.

Booking

Kingsley James (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. David Fitzpatrick replaces Danny Whitaker.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Macclesfield Town 3. Lee Barnard (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Neill Byrne replaces Paul Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Chris Holroyd.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Rohdell Gordon replaces Michael Cheek.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sam Corne replaces Zac Fagan.

Booking

Jon Ashton (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Booking

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Zac Fagan (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere33006159
2Boreham Wood32106247
3Solihull Moors32106337
4Lincoln City320110556
5Gateshead32016156
6Macclesfield32015236
7Dag & Red32015326
8Aldershot32013126
9York31203215
10Maidstone United31114314
11Sutton United31115504
12Eastleigh31114404
13Forest Green31112204
14Dover311134-14
15Wrexham311134-14
16Barrow311123-14
17Torquay311123-14
18Chester310246-23
19Southport310227-53
20Braintree302124-22
21Woking301247-31
22North Ferriby United301218-71
23Guiseley300337-40
24Bromley300304-40
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