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AFC Telford United 2-3 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield continued their bright start to the season by beating Telford 3-2 to claim six points from their first two Conference matches.

Adriano Moke struck early for the Silkmen before full-back Andy Owens equalised for the Bucks.

But striker Waide Fairhurst diverted Scott Barrow's shot into the net to put the Silkmen ahead once more.

Fairhurst then tapped in again from close range before Steve Akrigg headed in a late consolation for the Bucks.

Telford manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Being brutally honest, we started like a bag of spanners - we did well to come in at half-time only 3-1 down.

"But after that we got back to playing with a much better tempo, with a lot more pressing.

"The disappointing thing is that in the end we really should have got something out of it."

Line-ups

Telford

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Hedge
  • 15Owens
  • 4Byrne
  • 5Akrigg
  • 17PlattSubstituted forBaynesat 61'minutes
  • 6Grogan
  • 19Deacey
  • 8BarnettSubstituted forClancyat 61'minutes
  • 12Cooke
  • 18SmithSubstituted forGrayat 68'minutes
  • 9Farrell

Substitutes

  • 2Baynes
  • 10Gray
  • 11Clancy
  • 13Pryce
  • 14Hancock

Macclesfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Halls
  • 4Waterfall
  • 3Barrow
  • 5Pilkington
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 45mins
  • 23Whitaker
  • 11Moke
  • 8Lewis
  • 10FairhurstBooked at 74mins
  • 9HolroydBooked at 55minsSubstituted forLavelle-Mooreat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lavelle-Moore
  • 12Cowan
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 18González Díaz
  • 20Branagan
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,655

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Telford United 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steve Akrigg (AFC Telford United).

  6. Post update

    Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  8. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Owens.

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Macclesfield Town. Adriano Moke tries a through ball, but Adriano Moke is caught offside.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Telford United 2, Macclesfield Town 3. Steve Akrigg (AFC Telford United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sean Cooke with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sean Clancy with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United).

  19. Post update

    Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Booking

    Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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