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Macclesfield Town 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Shaun Tuton
Shaun Tuton's 10th goal of the season secured the points for Halifax

Halifax continued their revival with a narrow win over Macclesfield.

An entertaining first half saw both sides create chances, with George Pilkington heading Macclesfield's best opportunity wide.

The deadlock was finally broken when Halifax striker Shaun Tuton fired past Ritchie Branagan for his 10th goal of the season.

Halifax are now unbeaten in eight league games, while the Silkmen drop out of the play-off places.

Macclesfield, meanwhile, have signed defender Adam Anson and striker Louis Robles on loan from league One club Wigan Athletic.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Branagan
  • 2HallsBooked at 63mins
  • 4Byrne
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forTurnerat 76'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 5Pilkington
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forWhiteheadat 59'minutes
  • 11Rowe
  • 14Dennis
  • 23Whitaker

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne
  • 18Whitehead
  • 26Sutherland
  • 27Turner

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 6Bencherif
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forHibbsat 71'minutes
  • 4James
  • 3McManus
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+5'minutes
  • 14BrownBooked at 68mins
  • 15Roberts
  • 18TutonSubstituted forHughesat 88'minutes
  • 35Wroe

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 16Hibbs
  • 22Clappison
  • 24Hughes
  • 29MacDonald
Referee:
Stephen Ross

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Jordan Burrow.

  4. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Kingsley James tries a through ball, but Kingsley James is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Shaun Tuton.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kingsley James.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Rhys Turner replaces Chris Holroyd.

  17. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Shaun Tuton tries a through ball, but Shaun Tuton is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Samuel Walker.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe tries a through ball, but Danny M. Rowe is caught offside.

  20. Booking

    Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.