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Chester 0-2 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield defeated Cheshire rivals Chester thanks to a convincing 2-0 away win.

Against a Chester side containing three former Macc players, Mitch Hancox got the visitors off to a flying start in only the seventh minute, glancing in a header from a Tyrone Marsh cross.

Gime Toure could easily have made it two before the interval, heading over when well placed.

Macclesfield put themselves in the box seat after the break when defender Kieran Kennedy met Elliott Durrell's whipped corner with authority to beat Alex Lynch.

Marsh also headed against the bar as John Askey's men dominated at both ends to stretch Chester's long run without a home win to 15 games (including two defeats to Macclesfield) - stretching back to 17 December.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 2Halls
  • 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 59mins
  • 8TurnbullSubstituted forCrawfordat 88'minutes
  • 5McCombe
  • 4James
  • 6Astles
  • 14Joyce
  • 26Dawson
  • 11Chapell
  • 7Mahon

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 12Davies
  • 19Waters
  • 20Akintunde
  • 22Crawford

Macclesfield

  • 1Jalal
  • 15Kennedy
  • 4Lowe
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forRichardsat 78'minutes
  • 18Yates
  • 16Hancox
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 20Burgess
  • 19ToureBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWilsonat 78'minutes
  • 8MarshSubstituted forBabaat 78'minutes
  • 23Whitaker

Substitutes

  • 9Wilson
  • 10Richards
  • 13O'Brien
  • 14Baba
  • 22Arthur
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
2,363

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Crawford replaces Paul Turnbull.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Noe Baba replaces Tyrone Marsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Courtney Richards replaces Elliott Durrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Gime Toure.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Kieran Kennedy (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

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