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Macclesfield Town 3-0 Altrincham

Danny Whitaker
Danny Whitaker joined Macclesfield in August 2013

Macclesfield Town eased to victory over struggling local rivals Altrincham.

The Silkmen, who lost their last two National League games and were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Portsmouth, almost trailed when Jordan Sinnott's long-range shot hit the bar.

But Kristian Dennis slotted the hosts ahead and, after Damian Reeves shot wastefully wide for Alty, a deflected Danny Whitaker strike made it 2-0.

And Chris Holroyd slid in the third to seal victory with nine minutes left.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Jalal
  • 12CowanBooked at 67mins
  • 15Diagne
  • 8LewisSubstituted forRoweat 70'minutes
  • 4Byrne
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 6Turnbull
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14DennisSubstituted forStycheat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 2Halls
  • 10Sampson
  • 11Rowe
  • 25Styche

Altrincham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Deasy
  • 3Griffin
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'KeefeBooked at 39minsSubstituted forCleeat 64'minutes
  • 4Moult
  • 6LeatherBooked at 17mins
  • 8Richman
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forRankineat 75'minutes
  • 20Sinnott
  • 10Reeves
  • 18Bowerman

Substitutes

  • 9Rankine
  • 11Clee
  • 21Swift
  • 23Williams
  • 25Stouppis
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,801

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham).

  4. Post update

    Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Altrincham. George Bowerman tries a through ball, but George Bowerman is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

  8. Post update

    Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Leather (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Altrincham 0. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Reece Styche replaces Kristian Dennis.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Michael Rankine replaces Ryan Crowther.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Paul Lewis.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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