Aldershot's Aaron Morris scored to condemn 10-man Macclesfield to their seventh successive defeat.

The home side were reduced to 10 men close to the hour mark when Carl Tremarco was shown a straight red card for a foul on Guy Madjo.

The Shots capitalised when Macclesfield failed to clear Josh Payne's cross, allowing Morris to fire in a low shot from close range.

Troy Brown almost added a second but his 20-yard volley hit the crossbar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought we probably edged it apart from at the end when we were chucking players forward.

"We know we're thin on the ground and we've done a deal to take Ben Futcher from Bury, hopefully on Monday morning.

"The only positive we can take out of it is we've been in games and we've had a hell of a lot of players out.

"Results are my responsibility and I take that on my shoulders. We know it's tough but I believe in the lads."

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I'm really delighted for the lads. They listened and we did the basics well.

"We stuck together and they're a real team spirit there. Ross Worner made two outstanding saves, and they earned their clean sheet

"Its important for these lads because it reinstalls the belief that I've talked to them about, that they're good players, and they've got the ability to go on these sort of runs.

"If you do, you get your nine points and it takes you right up the division."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Veiga
  • 02 Bateson (Hewitt - 68' )
  • 03 Tremarco Dismissed
  • 05 Brown
  • 14 Diagne Booked
  • 04 Kay (Fairhurst - 74' )
  • 11 Daniel
  • 12 Mendy
  • 15 Marshall
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 29 Mills Booked (Tomlinson - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Hewitt
  • 17 Wedgebury
  • 25 Thomas
  • 18 Fairhurst
  • 23 Tomlinson

Aldershot

  • 21 Warner
  • 02 Herd Booked
  • 03 Straker
  • 05 Jones Booked
  • 15 Morris
  • 23 Vincenti (Smith - 68' )
  • 36 Bradley Booked
  • 17 Mekki Booked (Brown - 75' )
  • 40 Payne
  • 10 Hylton
  • 27 Madjo (Risser - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Young
  • 28 Brown
  • 25 Smith
  • 19 Connolly
  • 38 Risser
Ref: Kettle
Att: 1,715

Match Stats

Shots

6 16

On target

5 7

Corners

5 5

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:41 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:27

The official flags Ben Tomlinson offside. Ross Worner takes the direct free kick. Danny Hylton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Elliott Hewitt.

90:00 +2:56

Ben Smith fouled by Colin Daniel, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Smith. Troy Brown takes a shot. Danny Hylton takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.

90:00 +1:40

Short corner taken by Josh Payne from the left by-line.

90:00 +1:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arnaud Mendy by Troy Brown. Matthew Hamshaw takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:31

Josh Payne takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.

87:34

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Payne from the right by-line, Marcus Marshall manages to make a clearance.

83:46

Corner taken by Josh Payne, Header from close in by Wilko Risser misses to the left of the target.

81:49

Darren Jones takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

81:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Diagne on Wilko Risser. Ben Herd takes the free kick.

80:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Hewitt by Wilko Risser. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Hewitt.

79:38

Marcus Marshall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ross Worner takes the free kick.

76:29

Corner taken by Marcus Marshall, save by Ross Worner.

75:58

Troy Brown takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution (Aldershot) makes a substitution, with Troy Brown coming on for Adam Mekki.

74:13 Booking

Booking Adam Mekki is booked.

73:01 Substitution

Substitution Scott Kay leaves the field to be replaced by Waide Fairhurst.

72:04

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Payne, Close range shot by Danny Hylton misses to the left of the target.

69:16 Substitution

Substitution Ben Tomlinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Mills.

67:22 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Bateson leaves the field to be replaced by Elliott Hewitt.

67:22 Substitution

Substitution (Aldershot) makes a substitution, with Ben Smith coming on for Peter Vincenti.

65:56

Matthew Hamshaw takes a shot. Save by Ross Worner.

64:40

The assist for the goal came from Wilko Risser.

64:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Morris - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Aldershot Aaron Morris grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Aldershot.

63:44 Booking

Booking The referee books Ben Herd for unsporting behaviour.

63:44

Marcus Marshall fouled by Ben Herd, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Diagne.

63:11

Direct free kick taken by Tony Diagne.

63:11 Booking

Booking Darren Jones receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

62:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Mills by Darren Jones.

61:48 Substitution

Substitution Wilko Risser comes on in place of Guy Madjo.

61:30

Sonny Bradley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

57:58

Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

57:58 Dismissal

Dismissal Carl Tremarco shown a red card for professional foul.

57:46

Carl Tremarco gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Madjo.

56:54

Ben Mills is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Worner.

53:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Hamshaw, Ben Herd makes a clearance.

52:27

Josh Payne shoots direct from the free kick.

52:27 Booking

Booking Booking for Tony Diagne for unsporting behaviour.

52:01

Danny Hylton fouled by Tony Diagne, the ref awards a free kick.

50:32

Adam Mekki fouled by Tony Diagne, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Josh Payne, Darren Jones has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

47:59

Jonathan Bateson challenges Josh Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Payne produces a cross, Darren Jones produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

46:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the left by-line, Peter Vincenti makes a clearance.

45:18

Scott Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Vincenti. Ross Worner takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:58 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Colin Daniel. Ross Worner takes the free kick.

44:32

Colin Daniel delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

44:32 Booking

Booking Sonny Bradley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

44:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Daniel by Sonny Bradley.

41:43

The offside flag is raised against Ben Mills. Ross Worner takes the indirect free kick.

41:11

Guy Madjo is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jonathan Bateson takes the free kick.

40:39

Danny Hylton has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

38:52

Arnaud Mendy takes a shot. Save by Ross Worner.

37:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Marcus Marshall misses to the right of the target.

36:55

Colin Daniel takes a shot. Save by Ross Worner.

33:57

Unfair challenge on Josh Payne by Arnaud Mendy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Worner.

33:20

Adam Mekki takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

30:10

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Payne, Close range headed effort by Danny Hylton misses to the right of the target.

29:48

Matthew Hamshaw takes a shot. Ross Worner makes a save.

28:10

Danny Hylton takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.

26:49

Guy Madjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Brown. Jose Veiga takes the direct free kick.

21:25

Marcus Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Worner. Ross Worner restarts play with the free kick.

19:20

Foul by Darren Jones on Marcus Marshall, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Colin Daniel from left channel, clearance by Darren Jones.

18:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Guy Madjo. Jose Veiga takes the direct free kick.

18:09

Nathaniel Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Guy Madjo. Josh Payne delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Jonathan Bateson.

15:57

Adam Mekki concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Diagne. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.

13:59

Anthony Straker is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed by Matthew Hamshaw, Sonny Bradley challenges Marcus Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Colin Daniel from the free kick, save by Ross Worner.

12:08

Josh Payne delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

12:08 Booking

Booking Booking for Ben Mills for unsporting behaviour.

10:44

Foul by Arnaud Mendy on Adam Mekki, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Payne, Unfair challenge on Aaron Morris by Ben Mills results in a free kick.

10:15

Ben Mills is caught offside. Ross Worner takes the free kick.

9:34

Ben Mills is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ross Worner.

8:46

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw, clearance by Ben Herd.

7:45

Foul by Sonny Bradley on Matthew Hamshaw, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Bateson.

6:29

Arnaud Mendy challenges Guy Madjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Herd takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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