National League
Macclesfield0Aldershot2

Macclesfield Town 0-2 Aldershot Town

Aldershot moved into the National League play-off places with a comfortable win at Macclesfield.

Second-half goals from Kundai Benyu and Matt McClure earned the visitors a third straight victory.

The Shots edged a tight first period, with Benyu firing the best chance of the half over the bar in the 13th minute.

Macclesfield midfielder Kingsley James saw his half-volley easily saved by Jake Cole after the interval, while Rhys Browne headed a good chance over.

The hosts were made to pay for the wasted chances in the 59th minute when Benyu ran on to Bernard Mensah's pass to fire past Scott Flinders.

Macclesfield rallied in the final 10 minutes but the Shots sealed victory late on as McClure converted a rebound.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 7Browne
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 14JamesSubstituted forWhitakerat 63'minutes
  • 4Byrne
  • 15NorburnBooked at 60mins
  • 9HolroydBooked at 65mins
  • 30Summerfield
  • 19MackrethSubstituted forDudleyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 13Ross
  • 16Hancox
  • 23Whitaker
  • 29Dudley

Aldershot

  • 1Cole
  • 2Arnold
  • 22Reynolds
  • 16Gallagher
  • 3Straker
  • 17Kellerman
  • 5EvansBooked at 66mins
  • 20BenyuSubstituted forMcClureat 77'minutes
  • 19KanuSubstituted forFenelonat 73'minutes
  • 9Rendell
  • 11MensahSubstituted forHyamat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fenelon
  • 10McClure
  • 18Hyam
  • 23Buckley
  • 25Smith
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
1,586

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dominic Hyam replaces Bernard Mensah.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 2. Matt McClure (Aldershot Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matt McClure replaces Kundai Benyu.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Idris Kanu.

Booking

Will Evans (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitaker replaces Kingsley James.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Anthony Dudley replaces Jack Mackreth.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 1. Kundai Benyu (Aldershot Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City36236770353575
2Forest Green39229880493175
3Tranmere37227856322473
4Dag & Red392241364461870
5Aldershot4019111055342168
6Gateshead401813966402667
7Dover382061272541866
8Barrow391714859401965
9Macclesfield361761349391057
10Wrexham401412143950-1154
11Eastleigh401314135252053
12Boreham Wood401313144034652
13Chester381310155754349
14Bromley39147184558-1349
15Solihull Moors39139175559-448
16Sutton United38139164551-648
17Guiseley401210184660-1446
18Braintree40129194764-1745
19Maidstone United38128184966-1744
20Woking40118215673-1741
21Torquay391010194455-1140
22York38715164160-1936
23Southport3997234584-3934
24North Ferriby United40103272669-4333
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