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Macclesfield Town 1-0 Dover Athletic

Paul Lewis' 66th-minute strike earned Macclesfield a narrow Conference victory over struggling Dover.

The midfielder latched onto Chris Holroyd's pass before scoring from a tight angle.

Dover were without loanee Ricky Miller, who had netted five goals in 10 games, after he was recalled by Luton and managed just two shots on target.

A seventh victory of the season saw Macclesfield move up to seventh and within two points of a play-off place.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Halls
  • 4Waterfall
  • 5PilkingtonSubstituted forCowanat 31'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 3Barrow
  • 9Holroyd
  • 8LewisBooked at 82mins
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 90mins
  • 11Moke
  • 29Barnes-Homer
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 19Rouse
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas
  • 30Bailey

Dover

Formation 3-4-3

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 26BonnerBooked at 78minsSubstituted forReidat 83'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forTaiwoat 76'minutes
  • 4Kinnear
  • 3Wynter
  • 2Stone
  • 10Murphy
  • 14PayneSubstituted forBellamyat 62'minutes
  • 20Nanetti

Substitutes

  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 15Francis
  • 19Reid
  • 28Taiwo
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
1,439

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamDover
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

  3. Booking

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  13. Booking

    Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid replaces Tom Bonner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  19. Booking

    Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).