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BraintreeBraintree Town0MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town1

Braintree Town 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Braintree's play-off hopes suffered a set-back after they were beaten at home by Macclesfield Town.

The hosts almost took the lead just before the break but James Mulley volleyed wide from close range.

The deadlock was broken on 62 minutes when Scott Boden finished from inside the box after some good work by midfielder Paul Turnbull.

Danny Whitaker came close to doubling Macc's lead but was denied by a fine stop from keeper Nick Hamann.

The result means Braintree are two points off the play-off places with five games remaining.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Massey
  • 19Wells
  • 26Mulley
  • 8DavisBooked at 55mins
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forLaurentat 70'minutes
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forDaleyat 79'minutes
  • 10Holman
  • 22CoxSubstituted forJakubiakat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Laurent
  • 1McDonald
  • 27Jakubiak
  • 14Carney
  • 12Daley

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 12Williams
  • 26Halls
  • 2Connor
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23Whitaker
  • 15Lewis
  • 9Holroyd
  • 19BodenBooked at 73minsSubstituted forKayat 89'minutes
  • 11WinnSubstituted forMackrethat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 25Kay
  • 24Rowe
  • 7Mackreth
  • 20Branagan
  • 28Cowan
Referee:
Adam Hopkins

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home2
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Kay replaces Scott Boden.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Peter Winn.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Luke Daley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Daniel Sparkes.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Booking

    Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Jordan Cox.