Waide Fairhurst and Arnaud Mendy were on target as Macclesfield beat Wrexham in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The home side took the lead when Fairhurst poked home after Kieran Charnock had got a touch to John Paul Kissock's corner.

Danny Wright wasted Wrexham's best two chances before substitute Mendy scored Macclesfield's second.

The midfielder was unmarked at the near post and found the net with a header following another Kissock corner.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morrell 'bitterly disappointed'

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"We created probably five or six chances and I think we probably could still be playing now and not scored.

"We weren't clinical enough in the final third and we were sloppy defensively off two set plays.

"I'm more concerned about the two goals we gave away because that's not us. We've got to stop conceding goals if we're going to do anything in this league."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Cronin
  • 02 Jackson
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Charnock
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 08 Murtagh Booked
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 18 Henry (Mackreth - 70' Booked )
  • 19 Kissock
  • 09 Barnes-Homer (Edmans - 85' )
  • 20 Fairhurst (Mendy - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 12 Mendy
  • 11 Winn
  • 30 Edmans

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 03 Ashton
  • 05 Creighton
  • 18 Walker
  • 23 Westwood
  • 08 Harris Booked
  • 12 Keates Booked
  • 16 Hunt
  • 09 Wright Booked (Riley - 85' )
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 15 Ogleby (Cieslewicz - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 06 Riley
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 14 Clarke
  • 11 Morrell
Ref: Karl Evans
Att: 2,368

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

8 1

Corners

6 8

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +1:24

Shot from deep inside the area by Jack Mackreth goes over the bar.

90:00 +0:27

Short corner taken by John Paul Kissock.

87:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Jack Mackreth. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

84:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Mackreth on Neil Ashton.

83:59

The ball is swung over by Neil Ashton, Rob Edmans manages to make a clearance.

83:59 Substitution

Substitution Rob Edmans on for Matthew Barnes-Homer.

83:59 Substitution

Substitution Martin Riley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Wright.

83:59 Booking

Booking Jack Mackreth is shown a yellow card.

83:23

Neil Ashton takes a outswinging corner.

81:18

Brett Ormerod produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. Ryan Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Cieslewicz. Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick. Header by Johnny Hunt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

78:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keiran Murtagh on Jay Harris. Jay Harris takes the free kick.

77:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Johnny Hunt, Lance Cronin makes a save.

75:54

John Paul Kissock provided the assist for the goal.

75:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Arnaud Mendy - Macclesfld 2 - 0 Wrexham Arnaud Mendy grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Macclesfield 2-0 Wrexham.

75:10

Jack Mackreth takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Ashton. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Paul Kissock from the right by-line,

72:12 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Ogleby.

69:14 Substitution

Substitution Arnaud Mendy comes on in place of Waide Fairhurst.

69:14 Substitution

Substitution Jack Mackreth comes on in place of Charlie Henry.

69:14

Keiran Murtagh restarts play with the free kick.

69:14 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Dean Keates for unsporting behaviour.

69:08

Dean Keates challenges Charlie Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Keiran Murtagh. Jay Harris restarts play with the free kick.

66:27

Dean Keates fouled by Nathaniel Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Keates. Shot by Danny Wright from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

64:54

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

64:10

Dean Keates challenges Charlie Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Jackson takes the direct free kick.

61:03

Corner taken by Declan Walker.

58:27

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Brown by Brett Ormerod results in a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

56:21

The ball is swung over by Craig Braham-Barrett. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Waide Fairhurst. Waide Fairhurst crosses the ball.

51:12

The official flags Robert Ogleby offside. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

50:40

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Ashton.

48:31

Corner taken by Charlie Henry from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mark Creighton. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Henry.

47:39

Effort from inside the area by Danny Wright misses to the right of the target.

45:59

Declan Walker sends in a cross.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:33 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:55

Unfair challenge on Matthew Barnes-Homer by Jay Harris results in a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

44:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Brown on Robert Ogleby. Declan Walker produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, John Paul Kissock gets a block in. Corner taken by Johnny Hunt played to the near post, clearance by Craig Braham-Barrett.

43:06

Charlie Henry has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

39:50 Booking

Booking Jay Harris receives a yellow card for time wasting.

36:38

Jay Harris produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

35:46

Effort on goal by Robert Ogleby from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

34:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Ryan Jackson. Free kick taken by Jay Harris.

33:52

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Mark Creighton gets a block in.

32:31 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Danny Wright for dissent.

32:20

Jay Harris takes a shot.

30:40

Robert Ogleby crosses the ball, Danny Wright takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin. Johnny Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lance Cronin. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

28:55

Corner taken by Johnny Hunt played to the near post, clearance by Keiran Murtagh.

28:12

The ball is delivered by Neil Ashton, clearance made by Keiran Murtagh.

26:43

The ball is sent over by Charlie Henry.

26:01

The ball is crossed by Charlie Henry, clearance by Dean Keates.

25:27

The offside flag is raised against Charlie Henry. Chris Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

23:05 Booking

Booking Booking for Keiran Murtagh.

21:15

Foul by Keiran Murtagh on Chris Westwood, free kick awarded. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

18:15

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Johnny Hunt, clearance made by Matthew Barnes-Homer. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Harris on John Paul Kissock. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

15:49

Craig Braham-Barrett delivers the ball.

14:37

Nathaniel Brown takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

14:04

Foul by Robert Ogleby on Craig Braham-Barrett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Henry.

13:55

The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

12:05

John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

10:47

Keiran Murtagh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Hunt. Jay Harris takes the direct free kick.

9:12

Kieran Charnock provided the assist for the goal.

9:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Waide Fairhurst - Macclesfld 1 - 0 Wrexham Goal scored by Waide Fairhurst from close range low into the middle of the goal. Macclesfield 1-0 Wrexham.

8:38

Corner taken right-footed by John Paul Kissock from the right by-line,

6:33

Mark Creighton challenges Matthew Barnes-Homer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Jackson.

4:18

Inswinging corner taken by Johnny Hunt from the right by-line, clearance made by John Paul Kissock.

1:17

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Declan Walker from the right by-line.

0:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Wedgbury on Brett Ormerod. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

0:00

The game begins.

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