Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.
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.
- 1JalalBooked at 63mins
- 2HodgkissSubstituted forPilkingtonat 40'minutes
- 7DurrellBooked at 12minsSubstituted forHancoxat 68'minutesBooked at 78mins
- 8MarshBooked at 61mins
- 9WilsonSubstituted forRamsbottomat 66'minutes
- 3ThomasSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
- 11CadoganSubstituted forCoombesat 62'minutes
- 22WaltonBooked at 10minsSubstituted forWrightat 53'minutes
- Joe Johnson
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.
Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Sutton United. Josh Taylor replaces Aswad Thomas.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Mitch Hancox replaces Elliott Durrell.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Sam Ramsbottom replaces Scott Wilson.
Shwan Jalal (Macclesfield Town) is shown the red card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Adam Coombes replaces Kieron Cadogan.
Substitution, Sutton United. Tommy Wright replaces Simon Walton.
Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.
First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. George Pilkington replaces Jared Hodgkiss.
Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jamie Collins (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Sutton United 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.