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Wrexham 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Scott Boden
Scott Boden has joined his second Welsh club, having played for Newport County in the 2015/16 season

A stunning strike helped Macclesfield Town beat Wrexham at the Racecourse.

The visitors' winning goal came on 12 minutes when Noe Baba fired home from long range on his debut.

Wrexham, who fielded seven of their 13 summer signings, came closest to an equaliser when Paul Rutherford headed over in the second half and they had a late penalty claim turned down.

Tyrone Marsh's effort for the visitors was also ruled out for offside in front of a crowd of more than 6,000.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales Sport:

"It wasn't the result we wanted... but I thought we were a lot better second half, played on the front foot and put them under a lot more pressure.

"We're at home and you want to create chances; the couple that we had we didn't really take and the kid [Baba] has hit a top shot from 30 yards out and it's gone in.

"It's small margins, but ultimately there's no point me standing here moaning [about the disallowed penalty]. I've watched it back and it's obvious what the decision is, the referee [Neil Hair] was in the right position but he's not given it to us."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 24Dunn
  • 3Jennings
  • 8WedgburyBooked at 50mins
  • 10HolroydSubstituted forMassankaat 39'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 13CarringtonSubstituted forWrightat 84'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forMackrethat 73'minutes
  • 19Boden
  • 18Roberts
  • 16Kelly

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 7Mackreth
  • 9Massanka
  • 17Dibble
  • 20Wright

Macclesfield

  • 1Jalal
  • 18Yates
  • 4Lowe
  • 5Pilkington
  • 14Baba
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forRichardsat 82'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 23Whitaker
  • 11Lloyd
  • 8MarshSubstituted forWilsonat 84'minutes
  • 20Burgess

Substitutes

  • 9Wilson
  • 10Richards
  • 15Kennedy
  • 16Hancox
  • 22Arthur
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
6,118

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Akil Wright replaces Mark Carrington.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Tyrone Marsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Courtney Richards replaces Elliott Durrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jack Mackreth replaces Paul Rutherford.

Booking

Sam Wedgbury (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Ntumba Massanka replaces Chris Holroyd.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Noe Baba (Macclesfield Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Aldershot11002023
2Sutton United11002023
3Dag & Red11002113
4Woking11002113
5Dover11001013
6Macclesfield11001013
7Fylde10102201
8Boreham Wood10102201
9Ebbsfleet10102201
10Guiseley10102201
11Maidenhead United10101101
12Maidstone United10101101
13Bromley10100001
14Eastleigh10100001
15Torquay10100001
16Tranmere10100001
17Chester00000000
18Solihull Moors00000000
19Barrow100112-10
20Gateshead100112-10
21Hartlepool100101-10
22Wrexham100101-10
23Halifax100102-20
24Leyton Orient100102-20
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