National League
MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town1TranmereTranmere Rovers2
Steve McNulty
Steve McNulty is on loan at Tranmere from League Two Luton

On-loan defender Steve McNulty netted his first goal for Tranmere as Rovers ended a five-game winless run with victory at 10-man Macclesfield.

McNulty headed in Adam Mekki's corner early on before Tranmere were pegged back through Kristian Dennis' header.

But Tranmere reclaimed the lead after the break when Michael Ihiekwe headed in another Mekki corner.

Macclesfield were reduced to 10 men in the closing minutes as Paul Lewis was sent-off for a second bookable offence.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2HallsBooked at 59mins
  • 5Pilkington
  • 8LewisBooked at 86mins
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 12CowanSubstituted forByrneat 51'minutes
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forSampsonat 79'minutes
  • 11Rowe
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forWhiteheadat 65'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14DennisBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 4Byrne
  • 10Sampson
  • 15Diagne
  • 18Whitehead

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 39mins
  • 7Vaughan
  • 11MaynardBooked at 84mins
  • 4JenningsBooked at 32mins
  • 16Hill
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 24McNulty
  • 8Harris
  • 17Mekki
  • 9Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forTomlinsonat 46'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mangan
  • 18Stockton
  • 29Tomlinson
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
2,037

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  8. Booking

    Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Sampson replaces Paul Turnbull.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Mekki with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  14. Booking

    Ben Tomlinson (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Tranmere Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).