National League
ChesterChester0MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town2
By Ged Scott, BBC Sportat Bumpers Lane

Macclesfield secured a second successive away win to bolster their National League promotion hopes at the expense of Cheshire rivals Chester.

Chester had no answer to two fortune-assisted goals from the Silkmen inside six first-half minutes.

First home skipper Ian Sharps put through his own net, comically slicing in Daniel Rowe's left-wing cross.

Then Kristian Dennis scored from the spot following a contested penalty decision, awarded for pushing.

Chester improved after the break following winger Craig Mahon's half-time introduction in a tactical reshuffle which saw Sharps taken off, but Macclesfield still ran out worthy winners.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 5GeorgeSubstituted forRooneyat 58'minutes
  • 22Heneghan
  • 24Whitmore
  • 8Shaw
  • 25Hattersley
  • 3Hunt
  • 26LloydSubstituted forHobsonat 74'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 2Higgins
  • 9Hannah
  • 6SharpsSubstituted forMahonat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mahon
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Chapell
  • 13Forth
  • 19Hobson

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 10Sampson
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 4Byrne
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forDiagneat 80'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Rowe
  • 14Dennis
  • 9Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne
  • 24Churchman
  • 26Sutherland
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
2,791

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

  7. Post update

    John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

  10. Post update

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Booking

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

  13. Post update

    Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Danny Whitehead.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Ryan Lloyd.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

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