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Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Jack Sampson
Jack Sampson scored his first goal of the season against Tranmere

Macclesfield's Jack Sampson scored the decisive goal as they edged out Tranmere in a nervy game.

The Silkmen took the lead when Sampson tapped in Chris Holroyd's cross from close range.

Macclesfield's substitute keeper Ritchie Branagan proved his worth, saving well from Jeff Hughes, James Norwood and Lois Maynard.

Cole Stockton was also denied by Branagan, before the hosts saw a late equaliser disallowed for offside.

Branagan had replaced Shwan Jalal in goal early on, after the keeper was forced to leave the pitch with an injury.



Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Davies
  • 24McNulty
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 4Jennings
  • 17MekkiSubstituted forStocktonat 82'minutes
  • 16Hill
  • 7Vaughan
  • 10Norwood
  • 20HughesSubstituted forTomlinsonat 71'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 11Maynard


  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 18Stockton
  • 23Kirby
  • 29Tomlinson


Formation 4-5-1

  • 13JalalSubstituted forBranaganat 10'minutes
  • 2Halls
  • 4Byrne
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 40mins
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 5Pilkington
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14Dennis
  • 10Sampson
  • 8LewisSubstituted forWhitakerat 22'minutes
  • 11RoweSubstituted forDiagneat 82'minutes


  • 1Branagan
  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23Whitaker
Michael Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamMacclesfield
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton tries a through ball, but Cole Stockton is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lee Vaughan with a cross.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Danny M. Rowe.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Adam Mekki.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jay Harris with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.