National League
Macclesfield1Sutton United0

Macclesfield Town 1-0 Sutton United

National League leaders Macclesfield held on to beat Sutton despite having goalkeeper Shwan Jalal sent off in the second half.

Danny Whitehead won a penalty for the hosts after nine minutes, drawing a foul in the box, and Danny Whitaker calmly slotted home from the spot.

Craig Eastmond crashed a long-range drive against the crossbar as Sutton surged forward in search of an equaliser, with Jalal well beaten by the strike, while at the other end Elliott Durrell forced a fine save from Jamie Butler before the break.

Jalal saw red after a collision with Ross Lafayette after 64 minutes, but Town held on to see out the win and move six points clear at the top of the table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1JalalBooked at 63mins
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forPilkingtonat 40'minutes
  • 7DurrellBooked at 12minsSubstituted forHancoxat 68'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 8MarshBooked at 61mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forRamsbottomat 66'minutes
  • 4Lowe
  • 11Lloyd
  • 23Whitaker
  • 18Whitehead
  • 15Kennedy

Substitutes

  • 5Pilkington
  • 12Ramsbottom
  • 16Hancox
  • 20Burgess
  • 22Arthur

Sutton United

  • 26Butler
  • 3ThomasSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 9Lafayette
  • 11CadoganSubstituted forCoombesat 62'minutes
  • 6Collins
  • 15Eastmond
  • 8Davis
  • 16Bailey
  • 30Bolarinwa
  • 22WaltonBooked at 10minsSubstituted forWrightat 53'minutes
  • 19Thomas

Substitutes

  • 10Coombes
  • 14Dundas
  • 17Spence
  • 20Wright
  • 23Taylor
Referee:
Joe Johnson
Attendance:
2,246

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Booking

Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Josh Taylor replaces Aswad Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Mitch Hancox replaces Elliott Durrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Sam Ramsbottom replaces Scott Wilson.

Dismissal

Shwan Jalal (Macclesfield Town) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Adam Coombes replaces Kieron Cadogan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Tommy Wright replaces Simon Walton.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. George Pilkington replaces Jared Hodgkiss.

Booking

Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jamie Collins (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield2715663425951
2Aldershot27129642281445
3Sutton United2713683933645
4Dover271111535191644
5Wrexham2612862419544
6Tranmere26127739201943
7Boreham Wood26119636261042
8Dag & Red26118740301041
9Bromley2711884234841
10Ebbsfleet26912537271039
11Maidenhead United2791083637-137
12Maidstone United259972832-436
13Woking25104113337-434
14Halifax2789103034-433
15Fylde248883634232
16Hartlepool2688102732-532
17Gateshead2471073024631
18Eastleigh2761383640-431
19Leyton Orient2786133542-730
20Barrow2778123236-429
21Chester2549122242-2021
22Guiseley2549122245-2321
23Torquay2748152341-1820
24Solihull Moors2755172344-2120
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