National League
AldershotAldershot Town0MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town3

Danny Rowe's first-half double helped Macclesfield to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Aldershot in the National League.

The visitors took the lead inside three minutes as Rowe fired home to score his first goal of the season.

Rowe doubled the Silkmen's lead before the break, beating two men before slotting home from a tight angle.

Kristian Dennis sealed the three points, latching onto a pass from Danny Whitaker, after Jake Gallagher had been sent off for a tackle on Rowe.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"That was a poor performance today, one that I didn't see coming.

"We have got a young team but too many of them had off days, it wasn't just one or two of them - there were too many and we weren't close to the quality of performance that they've been showing.

"I don't want to take anything from Macclesfield because they did extremely well, but if I am going to look at my players, I think we could do a lot better."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 5Saville
  • 8Stevenson
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 14Beckles
  • 7HattonSubstituted forBrowneat 46'minutes
  • 16GallagherBooked at 56mins
  • 19Walker
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forLathropeat 59'minutes
  • 17BrodieSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Browne
  • 21Harris

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2HallsSubstituted forCowanat 86'minutes
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Whitaker
  • 15Diagne
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 32mins
  • 18Whitehead
  • 11RoweSubstituted forMeikleat 67'minutes
  • 10SampsonBooked at 78mins
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14DennisSubstituted forAdarabioyoat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 6Turnbull
  • 12Cowan
  • 17Meikle
  • 22Adarabioyo
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis
Attendance:
1,579

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Lindon Meikle (Macclesfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

  8. Post update

    Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Andy Halls.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Fisayo Adarabioyo (Macclesfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Fisayo Adarabioyo replaces Kristian Dennis.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Booking

    Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lindon Meikle (Macclesfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.