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Macclesfield 0-1 Morecambe

Ritchie Sutton was on target as Morecambe claimed their first win of the League Two season with a narrow 1-0 victory at Macclesfield to hand home manager Daryl McMahon a debut loss.

The first 10 minutes saw an equal game with both sides pushing on to gain an early advantage, however, it was the Silkmen who played the better football and saw many good chances.

Theo Archibald was the closest to scoring in the first half as his effort smashed against the crossbar leaving Macclesfield fans in despair.

Macc hit the woodwork yet again moments later, as Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche pushed Fiacre Kelleher's powerful header onto the crossbar in an exciting few moments at Moss Rose.

After being under pressure by constant attack from the home side, Sutton put the Shrimps ahead in the 64th minute following an accurate cross from Steven Old.

Shortly after, Morecambe almost scored again as Shaun Miller was unlucky to see his effort hit the post after rounding Macclesfield goalkeeper Owen Evans.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-HayesBooked at 58mins
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6VassellBooked at 82mins
  • 11Archibald
  • 8Harris
  • 4McCourtSubstituted forKirbyat 76'minutes
  • 3ClarkeSubstituted forO'Keeffeat 67'minutes
  • 20Osadebe
  • 9Ironside
  • 10StephensSubstituted forGomisat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 14Kirby
  • 15Horsfall
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 18Blyth
  • 19Gomis

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 12Sutton
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 14BrewittBooked at 85mins
  • 2Buxton
  • 7O'SullivanBooked at 70mins
  • 8AlessandraBooked at 52minsSubstituted forTutteat 58'minutes
  • 33Cranston
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forOatesat 79'minutes
  • 24MillerSubstituted forEllisonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Tutte
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Ellison
  • 18Oates
  • 20Jagne
  • 21Halstead
  • 25Bakare
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
1,862

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Morecambe 1.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Corey O'Keeffe.

Foul by Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Rhys Oates (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Tom Brewitt (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Brewitt (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Shaun Miller.

Booking

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Buxton (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Oates replaces Cole Stockton.

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

Foul by Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Buxton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Virgil Gomis replaces Ben Stephens.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Connor Kirby replaces Jak McCourt.

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Adam Buxton (Morecambe).

Shaun Miller (Morecambe) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

Booking

John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jak McCourt (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Corey O'Keeffe replaces Eddie Clarke.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Morecambe 1. Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Old with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jak McCourt with a cross.

Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe43015509
2Bradford42205148
3Cambridge42205328
4Exeter42203128
5Cheltenham42116247
6Plymouth42116337
7Swindon42116427
8Forest Green42114317
9Leyton Orient421145-17
10Macclesfield42025326
11Port Vale41305416
12Newport41303216
13Mansfield41218715
14Grimsby41215415
15Salford41215505
16Walsall41212205
17Morecambe412134-15
18Crawley41126604
19Northampton411234-14
20Carlisle410348-43
21Colchester402246-22
22Stevenage401304-41
23Oldham401316-51
24Scunthorpe4013511-61
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