National League
MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town0DoverDover Athletic0
Jack Sampson
Jack Sampson can now add a clean sheet to his three goals for Macclesfield this season

Macclesfield striker Jack Sampson went in goal for 86 minutes and kept a clean sheet to halt Dover's winning streak.

The hosts had keeper Richie Branagan sent off for a foul on Ricky Modeste and, with no keeper on the bench, were forced to give Sampson the gloves.

He made several saves but was less busy after Dover's Richard Orlu was red-carded after a clash with Reece Styche.

The Silkmen dominated the second half but could not find a way through and had to settle for a draw.

Dover stay third, and need one win from their remaining three games to seal their play-off place, while Macclesfield cannot now finish in the National League's top five.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1BranaganBooked at 6mins
  • 2Halls
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forTurnbullat 31'minutes
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 63mins
  • 3McCombe
  • 11Rowe
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forSutherlandat 85'minutes
  • 10Sampson
  • 25StycheBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDennisat 70'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 4Byrne
  • 6Turnbull
  • 14Dennis
  • 15Diagne
  • 26Sutherland

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 28Essam
  • 2Magri
  • 17Deverdics
  • 27Braham-Barrett
  • 5RaggettBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBellamyat 76'minutes
  • 6OrluBooked at 42mins
  • 18Parkinson
  • 7Modeste
  • 9MillerSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 84'minutes
  • 23Payne

Substitutes

  • 8Bellamy
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Marsh
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
1,022

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Sutherland replaces Chris Holroyd.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Ricky Miller.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  9. Booking

    Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Sean Raggett.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  12. Post update

    Foul by John McCombe (Macclesfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Kristian Dennis replaces Reece Styche.

  15. Booking

    Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Booking

    George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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