League Two
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Colchester United 1-0 Macclesfield Town

Sol Campbell
Sol Campbell was appointed Macclesfield manager last month

Sol Campbell suffered defeat in his first League Two game in charge of bottom side Macclesfield after they lost 1-0 at promotion-chasing Colchester.

The former England international watched his new side's two-match winning run in the league come to an end as Mikael Mandron scored the game's only goal.

Macclesfield's Elliott Durrell had seen a long-range effort drop just wide early on, but O'Hara then denied both Jackson and Courtney Senior in quick succession.

The Silkmen went close twice in quick succession when U's goalkeeper Dillon Barnes parried away Danny Whitaker's fierce strike and then Durrell headed Ryan Lloyd's cross over from two yards.

Visiting keeper Kieran O'Hara then pushed away Mandron's fierce effort, but could do nothing as the forward struck in the 29th minute, driving in a low left-footed shot after being picked out by Ryan Jackson on the edge of the box.

Harry Pell's 25-yard free-kick flashed wide as the hosts pushed for a second before the break.

Macclesfield battled hard in the second half and defender Fiacre Kelleher almost rescued a point for them when his header went inches wide of goal from James Pearson's cross.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forDickensonat 69'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 8Pell
  • 45Nouble
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forComleyat 82'minutes
  • 19MandronSubstituted forNorrisat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Norris
  • 11Dickenson
  • 14Comley
  • 23Gondoh
  • 25Gilmartin
  • 35Kensdale
  • 39Collins

Macclesfield

  • 1O'Hara
  • 19Pearson
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27CameronBooked at 38mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forBlissettat 86'minutes
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forVincentiat 80'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 86mins
  • 11LloydSubstituted forMarshat 66'minutes
  • 15Stephens
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 6Grimes
  • 8Marsh
  • 9Wilson
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 20Vincenti
  • 26Ponticelli
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,099

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home3
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

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

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Nathan Blissett replaces Elliott Durrell.

Booking

Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Comley replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Peter Vincenti replaces Danny Whitaker.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Mikael Mandron.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Courtney Senior.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Ryan Lloyd.

Attempt missed. Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

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

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

Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Half Time

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

Delay in match Harry Pell (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lloyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons21127232131943
2Lincoln City20125335171841
3Colchester21115534191538
4Bury21106540211936
5Mansfield20811129141535
6Newport2110563234-235
7Tranmere219753125634
8Forest Green218943021933
9Exeter218762923631
10Stevenage219482626031
11Swindon218672529-430
12Oldham217862821729
13Carlisle2183102527-227
14Northampton216872628-226
15Port Vale217592225-326
16Crawley2082102731-426
17Crewe2174102126-525
18Grimsby2164112029-922
19Morecambe2164112134-1322
20Yeovil195682424021
21Cheltenham2055102031-1120
22Cambridge2154121935-1619
23Notts County2137112243-2116
24Macclesfield2134141638-2213
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