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Macclesfield Town 1-4 Bury

Bury heaped further misery on Macclesfield as they strolled to a 4-1 win at League Two's bottom team.

Shakers captain Neil Danns struck twice inside the first 20 minutes to put the visitors firmly in control and, although Ben Stephens halved the deficit for Macclesfield, Jay O'Shea's well-struck free kick restored Bury's two-goal lead moments before half time.

Bury had threatened to run away with it and the lead would have been greater had Dom Telford's thunderous first-minute effort not crashed off the underside of Rhys Taylor's crossbar and out to safety.

Scott Wilson blew a terrific chance for the hosts in the second half, blazing over from six yards.

And Bury made them pay as they added a fourth on the hour mark, Nicky Maynard turning in Callum McFadzean's low ball from the left wing.

That was that for the game as a contest with the struggling Silkmen, who remain rooted to bottom spot, unable to muster any meaningful response.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 12Taylor
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 4Lowe
  • 5Kelleher
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 20VincentiSubstituted forLloydat 66'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 18Maycock
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forBlissettat 76'minutes
  • 10SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 15StephensSubstituted forArthurat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Hara
  • 6Grimes
  • 8Marsh
  • 11Lloyd
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 22Arthur

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Adams
  • 26O'Shea
  • 31DannsSubstituted forStylesat 90+5'minutes
  • 21McFadzean
  • 10Mayor
  • 36MaynardSubstituted forDagnallat 90'minutes
  • 18TelfordSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 11Dagnall
  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 15Moore
  • 17Archer
  • 19Barjonas
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,485

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamBury
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Callum Styles replaces Neil Danns.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Dagnall replaces Nicky Maynard.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Nathan Blissett replaces Scott Wilson.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Callum McFadzean (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Byron Moore replaces Dominic Telford.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Ryan Lloyd replaces Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Ben Stephens because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 4. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum McFadzean with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt missed. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Thompson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Bury).

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 3.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 3.

Booking

Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 3. Jay O'Shea (Bury) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Nicky Maynard (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Wilson.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Rhys Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City17113332151736
2MK Dons1797124101434
3Colchester1794431161531
4Tranmere178632516930
5Exeter178542617929
6Newport178542529-429
7Stevenage178452116528
8Forest Green176922617927
9Bury1775528181026
10Mansfield16510123121125
11Carlisle177281922-323
12Crawley177282429-523
13Port Vale176471721-422
14Yeovil165652318521
15Northampton175662021-121
16Swindon175661922-321
17Oldham165562118320
18Crewe175481619-319
19Cambridge175391627-1118
20Morecambe1752101729-1217
21Grimsby164391021-1115
22Notts County163492036-1613
23Cheltenham162591225-1311
24Macclesfield1714121435-217
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