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Macclesfield Town 2-0 Braintree Town

A quickfire second-half double helped Macclesfield ease past Braintree on home turf in the National League.

Despite a goalless first half there was no shortage of half-chances to keep the crowd on edge.

Rhys Browne prodded over from close range as John Askey's Silkmen shaded the opening period.

Mitch Hancox made an inspired run midway through the second half and threaded a neat ball to Connor Jennings who put his side in front.

Then Chris Holroyd capitalised on a slip by the Braintree defence to make it 2-0 with an assured left-footed finish just two minutes later.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 4Byrne
  • 5Pilkington
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 31Evans
  • 16HancoxBooked at 30mins
  • 14James
  • 19Summerfield
  • 7BrowneSubstituted forWhitakerat 89'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 24Jennings

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 11Haworth
  • 13Ross
  • 15Norburn
  • 23Whitaker

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 18GoodmanSubstituted forGayleat 42'minutes
  • 17Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forHenshallat 67'minutes
  • 3Okimo
  • 27ClohessyBooked at 36mins
  • 29ParryBooked at 60mins
  • 36FarrellSubstituted forDiasat 75'minutes
  • 8Isaac
  • 23Cheek
  • 9Barnard
  • 24Patterson

Substitutes

  • 5Gayle
  • 12Maybanks
  • 15Henshall
  • 20Corne
  • 25Dias
Referee:
Andrew Miller
Attendance:
1,267

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Braintree Town 0.

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitaker replaces Rhys Browne.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Claudio Dias replaces Kyron Farrell.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Braintree Town 0. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Henshall replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Braintree Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Braintree Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ian Gayle replaces Jake Goodman.

Booking

Sean Clohessy (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City30204661313064
2Dag & Red32194957362161
3Forest Green32179664392560
4Tranmere31186745261960
5Dover321751064481656
6Barrow321412650321854
7Aldershot33159943311254
8Gateshead331410955352052
9Macclesfield311551144311350
10Wrexham341210123442-846
11Bromley32136134145-445
12Chester331110125147443
13Boreham Wood321110113230243
14Solihull Moors33127144548-343
15Eastleigh321012104341242
16Braintree32107153551-1637
17Sutton United30106143241-936
18Torquay3398163645-935
19Guiseley3398164052-1235
20Woking3397174560-1534
21Maidstone United3396183861-2333
22Southport3387183870-3231
23York32513142949-2028
24North Ferriby United3383221950-3127
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