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MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town1BraintreeBraintree Town0

Macclesfield Town 1-0 Braintree Town

Macclesfield made a solid start to the new Conference season as they took all three points against Braintree at Moss Rose.

Macclesfield broke the deadlock early on when Chris Holroyd easily slotted home George Pilkington's cross.

Chez Isaac then drilled just wide for Braintree before Waide Fairhurst almost doubled Macclesfield's lead.

But Braintree could not find an equaliser, allowing the Silkmen to get their campaign off to a winning start.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Halls
  • 3Barrow
  • 4Waterfall
  • 5Pilkington
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23Whitaker
  • 11Moke
  • 8Lewis
  • 10FairhurstSubstituted forGnahouaat 63'minutes
  • 9Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 17Gibson
  • 20Branagan

Braintree

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Hamann
  • 20Clerima
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forBakareat 61'minutes
  • 26Mulley
  • 8Davis
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forWalkerat 70'minutes
  • 23Peters
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brundle
  • 7Walker
  • 12Bakare
  • 18Cox
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,309

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

  4. Post update

    Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

  13. Post update

    Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox tries a through ball, but Jordan Cox is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Walker replaces Chez Isaac.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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