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Macclesfield Town 0-2 Aldershot Town

Loanee Alfie Pavey fired his second goal in as many games to inspire Aldershot to victory at Macclesfield.

The 20-year-old forward, on loan from Millwall, headed in Dan Walker's cross to give the visitors the lead.

Damon Lathrope then doubled the advantage when his 30-yard free-kick looped over home keeper Ritchie Branagan and into the top corner.

Kristian Dennis had a late effort blocked for the hosts, but the Shots defence held firm for a clean sheet.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"It was a good away performance, we got the goals at good times and the boys worked ever so hard to get that result.

"The starting eleven and the boys that came on, they worked very hard defensively and that allowed us to win chances in order to take them.

"I think overall our team defensively ensured a good performance, where the strikers worked hard to stop them getting the ball forward and when they did get it forward the midfielders tracked their runners which allowed us to defend well.

"I've got a great squad, their attitude is superb and I've said that all along. The players have worked ever so hard during the week topping up their fitness levels and that showed."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1BranaganBooked at 77mins
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 15DiagneSubstituted forHolroydat 46'minutes
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 4ByrneBooked at 26mins
  • 23Whitaker
  • 14Dennis
  • 18Whitehead
  • 11RoweSubstituted forRoblesat 80'minutes
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forSutherlandat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Holroyd
  • 12Cowan
  • 13Jalal
  • 26Sutherland
  • 29Robles

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 2Oastler
  • 4LathropeBooked at 83mins
  • 3McGinty
  • 14Beckles
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forRichardsat 89'minutes
  • 16Gallagher
  • 19Walker
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forLafayetteat 60'minutes
  • 20PaveySubstituted forStevensonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 23Lafayette
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
1,515

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Rhys Browne.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kristian Dennis.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

  7. Booking

    Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town).

  9. Post update

    Chris Sutherland (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Louis Robles replaces Danny M. Rowe.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) with an attempt from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Damon Lathrope.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

  16. Booking

    Ritchie Branagan (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ritchie Branagan (Macclesfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town).

  20. Post update

    Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.