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Aldershot Town 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Danny Whitaker
Danny Whitaker is in his second spell at Macclesfield

Macclesfield moved up to second in the Conference by handing Aldershot a third loss in four games.

Chris Holroyd drew an early save from Phil Smith in a quiet first half, and Rhys Taylor made a smart stop from Aldershot's Dan Holman after the break.

But the Silkmen led when Danny Whitaker put in the rebound after Smith's save from Matthew Barnes-Homer.

The Shots pushed for a leveller but Sam Hatton fired wide Tristan Plummer's cut-back and Holman struck the bar.

Macclesfield have now lost just one of their last 12 games and are seven points off leaders Barnet.

Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Scott on Aldershot v Macclesfield

"I'm absolutely disgusted with some of the play and they've got away with murder. They are an average side, fourth in the league, but they managed the game well.

"If we don't do the basics right and stick to the game plan, then you're not going to win games.

"The amount of times we gave the ball away, or made the wrong decision, was horrendous.

"We had an opportunity and we didn't take it by a long shot and I am furious with it.

"We had plenty of the ball to cause them problems but we gave it away all too often."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12GibbsBooked at 25mins
  • 20Phillips
  • 5Wilson
  • 6Barker
  • 17DialloSubstituted forRobertsat 59'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7Hatton
  • 16Forbes
  • 21McCollinSubstituted forPlummerat 60'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forFitchettat 82'minutes
  • 23Holman

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 14Roberts
  • 15Plummer
  • 22Oyeleke

Macclesfield

  • 1TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 2Halls
  • 3Barrow
  • 31Hogan
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 45mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Moke
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9Holroyd
  • 32JohnstoneSubstituted forFairhurstat 83'minutes
  • 29Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 10Fairhurst
  • 12Cowan
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas
  • 28Grant
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
966

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Liam Hogan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett tries a through ball, but Dan Fitchett is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Booking

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

  16. Post update

    Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Denny Johnstone.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett tries a through ball, but Dan Fitchett is caught offside.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Brett Williams.

  20. Post update

    Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

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