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Macclesfield Town 1-0 Scunthorpe United

Joe Ironside's second-half penalty was enough to earn victory over Scunthorpe and give Daryl McMahon his first win as Macclesfield boss.

Though the Iron had their moments, they remain winless and bottom of the League Two table.

Scunthorpe looked anything but strugglers in the first half and should have been in front but Alex Gilliead's fine drive was deflected narrowly wide, while debutant George Miller sent one acrobatic effort wide and rattled a second chance off the crossbar.

At the other end, Ironside was denied by a terrific save by goalkeeper Rory Watson, but the hosts were by far the more relieved side at half time.

The crucial moment came 10 minutes after the restart when Kgosi Ntlhe gave Macclesfield's Corey O'Keeffe enough of a push to send him down and give Ironside the chance to score from the spot. He found the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Watson later produced a fine double save to deny Ironside and Emmanuel Osadebe, but the Silkmen had done enough.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-HayesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 16O'KeeffeBooked at 56minsSubstituted forClarkeat 85'minutes
  • 4McCourt
  • 8Harris
  • 11Archibald
  • 20Osadebe
  • 10StephensSubstituted forKirbyat 85'minutes
  • 9IronsideSubstituted forBlythat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 14Kirby
  • 15Horsfall
  • 18Blyth
  • 19Gomis

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 2Clarke
  • 23McArdle
  • 6Butler
  • 3NtlheBooked at 78mins
  • 20Gilliead
  • 4Lund
  • 27Slater
  • 30Eisa
  • 29Miller
  • 9WoottonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forColcloughat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Songo'o
  • 7Colclough
  • 18Hallam
  • 25Eastwood
  • 26McGahey
  • 45McAtee
  • 48Dawson
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
1,860

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jacob Blyth replaces Joe Ironside.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Butler.

Attempt saved. Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rory McArdle with a cross.

Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Theo Vassell.

Eddie Clarke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Connor Kirby replaces Ben Stephens.

Substitution

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Regan Slater with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Regan Slater with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Gilliead.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miles Welch-Hayes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter532063311
2Plymouth531193610
3Forest Green531153210
4Macclesfield53026339
5Newport52304229
6Crewe530256-19
7Grimsby522110648
8Cheltenham52218448
9Bradford52215238
10Swindon52218628
11Cambridge52216518
12Crawley52129817
13Leyton Orient521268-27
14Mansfield51318716
15Salford51317706
16Port Vale513179-26
17Colchester512256-15
18Morecambe512257-25
19Walsall512225-35
20Northampton511335-24
21Carlisle5113610-44
22Oldham511337-44
23Stevenage502304-42
24Scunthorpe5014512-71
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