Promotion-chasing Shrewsbury Town maintained their unbeaten home record with victory over Macclesfield.

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gave the Shrews the lead after the break when he nodded home following Ian Sharps' flick-on.

The home side's James Collins then saw his shot smash against the post, before Jose Veiga had to be at his best to save Matthew Richards' free kick.

Macclesfield almost levelled when Ross Draper's effort was cleared off the line late on but the hosts held on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"All the training we do in the week is keeping the ball and we've been like that now for the last three or four weeks where we can't keep the ball.

"Whether that is a bit of loss of form or confidence I don't know, we're trying all sorts to rectify it.

"One or two of them you wouldn't have thought they were the same people that played the other night, but that's life sometimes."

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We might've scored more, we were a bit unfortunate with one or two chances.

"But we played at a good tempo, there was plenty of energy about the team, and generally we defended well too.

"There was some good movement as well, it was very encouraging.

"Perhaps the final ball let us down at times, but in the end we deserved the win."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Neal
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 26 Hurst
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 14 Richards
  • 23 Taylor
  • 09 Collins
  • 17 Bradshaw (Morgan - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 16 Ainsworth
  • 20 Wildig
  • 10 Morgan
  • 24 Gornell

Macclesfield

  • 01 Veiga
  • 02 Bateson
  • 03 Tremarco
  • 05 Brown
  • 16 Brisley
  • 08 Draper
  • 14 Diagne (Mukendi - 84' )
  • 17 Wedgebury
  • 09 Donnelly (Hamshaw - 73' )
  • 11 Daniel
  • 18 Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 06 Morgan
  • 12 Mendy
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 10 Mukendi
  • 19 Fisher
Ref: Tanner
Att: 4,871

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

6 2

Corners

10 4

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:43

The referee blows for offside against Shaun Brisley. Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:35

Centre by Matthew Hamshaw.

90:00 +0:31

Matthew Hamshaw produces a cross, Matthew Richards manages to make a clearance.

87:26

Waide Fairhurst is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.

85:46

Nicky Wroe takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:04

Centre by Jonathan Bateson, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

84:49

A cross is delivered by Carl Tremarco, clearance by James Hurst.

84:34

The ball is delivered by Ross Draper, clearance made by James Hurst.

84:27

The ball is crossed by Matthew Hamshaw.

83:27 Substitution

Substitution Vinny Mukendi replaces Tony Diagne.

83:17

James Collins produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

82:32

Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.

82:08

Unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Waide Fairhurst results in a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

81:13 Substitution

Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Marvin Morgan coming on for Tom Bradshaw.

78:49

Matthew Hamshaw takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Matthew Richards makes a clearance.

78:35

A cross is delivered by Waide Fairhurst, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

78:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw, clearance made by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

78:02

Matthew Hamshaw sends in a cross, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

76:56

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.

76:22

The official flags Colin Daniel offside. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff restarts play with the free kick.

76:12

The ball is crossed by Matthew Richards, Jose Veiga makes a save.

75:48

Short corner worked by Matthew Richards.

75:36

Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.

74:35

Corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw from the right by-line, Nicky Wroe makes a clearance.

74:13

Colin Daniel sends in a cross, save by Chris Neal.

72:32 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Hamshaw comes on in place of George Donnelly.

71:06

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.

70:01

Tom Bradshaw fouled by Nathaniel Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Matthew Richards from the free kick, save by Jose Veiga.

69:05

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Chris Neal.

68:17

The ball is swung over by James Hurst, Jonathan Bateson manages to make a clearance.

67:15

Tony Diagne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

66:40

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper. Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.

65:27

Waide Fairhurst crosses the ball, save by Chris Neal.

63:47

Tony Diagne has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

62:48

James Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Wedgbury. Direct free kick taken by Carl Tremarco.

59:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Nathaniel Brown. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

59:28

The ball is delivered by Jon Taylor, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.

58:58

The ball is swung over by Joe Jacobson, save by Jose Veiga.

57:40

Sam Wedgbury takes a short corner.

57:08

The ball is sent over by Jon Taylor, save made by Jose Veiga.

55:06

Effort from deep inside the area by James Collins hits the post.

54:40

A cross is delivered by Mark Wright, save by Jose Veiga.

53:00

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards, Foul by Ian Sharps on Shaun Brisley, free kick awarded. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.

52:55

Centre by Jon Taylor, Carl Tremarco gets a block in.

50:59

Waide Fairhurst has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

50:05

Shot from just outside the box by Tom Bradshaw misses to the right of the target.

48:17

The assist for the goal came from Ian Sharps.

48:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Shane Cansdell-Sherriff - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Macclesfld Shane Cansdell-Sherriff scores a headed goal from close range. Shrewsbury 1-0 Macclesfield.

47:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Draper on Jon Taylor. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

45:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Bradshaw by Nathaniel Brown. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00

Tom Bradshaw delivers the ball, save by Jose Veiga.

43:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Brisley on James Hurst. Chris Neal takes the direct free kick.

41:32

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Header from close in by Ian Sharps misses to the left of the target.

41:09

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright, clearance made by Ross Draper.

40:56

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.

40:38

James Hurst takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

39:13

Foul by Nicky Wroe on Ross Draper, free kick awarded. Shaun Brisley takes the direct free kick.

38:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Brown on Tom Bradshaw. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

38:15

A cross is delivered by Jon Taylor, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

37:51

Jon Taylor decides to take the corner short.

37:35

Matthew Richards delivers the ball, Carl Tremarco makes a clearance.

35:47

Tony Diagne fouled by James Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Colin Daniel.

34:01

Carl Tremarco sends in a cross, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

33:22

Centre by Mark Wright, save made by Jose Veiga.

33:13

Mark Wright produces a cross, clearance by Shaun Brisley.

33:03

The ball is crossed by Joe Jacobson.

32:05

James Collins challenges Carl Tremarco unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Veiga takes the direct free kick.

30:39

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

28:37

Jon Taylor has an effort at goal from the edge of the box striking the post.

26:57

The ball is delivered by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

25:03

Joe Jacobson delivers the ball, Jose Veiga makes a save.

24:51

Centre by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Colin Daniel.

24:21

Short corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line.

23:01

Sam Wedgbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Bradshaw. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

22:47

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Bateson, clearance by Joe Jacobson.

18:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hurst on Tony Diagne. Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.

18:03

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright, Jose Veiga makes a save.

15:50

James Hurst produces a cross, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

15:44

A cross is delivered by James Collins, clearance by Carl Tremarco.

15:30

James Hurst crosses the ball, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

12:58

Effort on goal by Tony Diagne from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

11:57

Handball decision goes against Ross Draper. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

11:45

Colin Daniel crosses the ball, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

10:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Sharps on Waide Fairhurst. Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.

9:46

The ball is swung over by Nicky Wroe, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

9:30

The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

8:36

Jonathan Bateson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Wright. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

6:47

Tony Diagne fouled by James Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.

5:43

Jon Taylor delivers the ball, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.

4:34

Tony Diagne produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

3:05

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

2:50

Jon Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Draper.

1:53

Ross Draper challenges James Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

1:19

James Hurst fouled by Waide Fairhurst, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Hurst.

0:36

The ball is delivered by Jon Taylor, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tom Bradshaw misses to the left of the goal.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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