Match ends, Stevenage 1, Macclesfield Town 0.
Stevenage 1-0 Macclesfield Town
Danny Newton scored his first goal of the season as Stevenage beat Macclesfield at Broadhall Way.
The Silkmen rarely threatened in a game of few clear-cut chances and their winless start to the season has now stretched to eight games under new boss Mark Yates.
Stevenage were unlucky not to open the scoring after Joel Byrom's cross from the right found Alex Revell, who powered a header goalwards that was cleared off the line by Danny Whitaker.
Dino Maamria's side dominated much of the first half and deservedly took the lead just before the break when Newton rose highest from Ben Kennedy's corner to head home from close range.
Yates and his players were not happy in the latter stages when Tyrone Marsh ran through on goal before going to ground under pressure from defenders, but the officials waved away the appeals.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7BallBooked at 90mins
- 4TimlinSubstituted forIonttonat 60'minutes
- 10KennedySubstituted forSonupeat 76'minutes
- 19NewtonSubstituted forGuthrieat 78'minutes
- 19PearsonSubstituted forKelleherat 68'minutes
- 14Welch-HayesSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
- 20VincentiSubstituted forMarshat 72'minutes
- Seb Stockbridge
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Macclesfield Town 0.
Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).
Keith Lowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Alex Revell.
Jimmy Ball (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jimmy Ball (Stevenage).
Malachi Napa (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Keith Lowe (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jimmy Ball (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).
Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Joel Byrom (Stevenage) because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.
Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Danny Newton.