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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.

Line-ups

Tranmere

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

Substitutes

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

Macclesfield

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

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

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