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Welling United 1-0 Macclesfield Town

Welling leapfrogged Conference Premier rivals Macclesfield after an impressive second-half performance at Park View Road.

The first half provided few chances for either side but the hosts began to press after the break.

On-loan Cambridge defender Blaine Hudson finally broke the deadlock when he headed home from close range.

Welling could not find a second, whilst Macclesfield rarely threatened to find an equaliser.

The win sees Welling move up a place to 11th whilst Macclesfield slip one to 12th.

Welling manager Jamie Day told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post match: Welling boss Jamie Day

"I'm pleased but we've got to keep the run going. We were in control. It was just about being patient, getting the first and then trying to get a second.

"We didn't but we were comfortable. It was just keeping the clean sheet.

"We've got a points target of 50 and we're almost there. We've just got to finish in the top half."

Line-ups

Welling

  • 13Turner
  • 14Hudson
  • 6Bender
  • 36Mawson
  • 16MclarenBooked at 26mins
  • 37AjalaSubstituted forWakefieldat 75'minutes
  • 33Healy
  • 4Gallagher
  • 21BeautymanSubstituted forFazackerleyat 85'minutes
  • 35Sho-SilvaBooked at 86mins
  • 10Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 27Day
  • 25Cumbers
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 32Wakefield
  • 8Clarke

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 27Pilkington
  • 26Halls
  • 3AndrewBooked at 80mins
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forHolroydat 66'minutes
  • 25Kay
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forRoweat 73'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 2Connor
  • 11WinnSubstituted forWilliamsat 86'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 24Rowe
  • 12Williams
  • 20Branagan
  • 15Lewis
  • 9Holroyd
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
701

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wakefield (Welling United).

  8. Post update

    Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Blaine Hudson (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  14. Booking

    Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United).

  16. Post update

    Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Steve Williams replaces Peter Winn.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Loui Fazackerley replaces Harry Beautyman.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

  20. Post update

    Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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