Danny Meadows scored his first goal of the season as Alfreton secured a narrow victory over struggling Macclesfield.

The hosts, who are without a win eight games into the campaign, fell behind when Meadows slotted home from John McGrath's free-kick.

Earlier on, Alfreton appealed for a penalty when Paul Clayton was tripped but their shouts were waved away.

Macc went close to equalising in the second half but James Bolton's header drifted wide.

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (3)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Taylor Booked
  • 03 Andrew
  • 05 Bolton Booked
  • 16 Sodje Booked (Kissock - 77' )
  • 26 Halls Booked
  • 02 Connor Booked
  • 23 Whitaker Booked
  • 25 Kay (Mackreth - 50' )
  • 09 Holroyd
  • 11 Winn (Rowe - 74' )
  • 19 Boden

Substitutes

  • 04 Martin
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 10 Kissock
  • 24 Rowe

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Wood Booked
  • 05 Wylde Booked
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Fenton
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 08 Shaw
  • 12 Meadows
  • 17 McGrath
  • 09 Clayton Booked
  • 18 Akinde

Substitutes

  • 03 Franklin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 19 Andrews
  • 14 Taylor
  • 13 Wishart
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 1,271

Match Stats

Shots

11 17

On target

5 7

Corners

10 6

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +1:54 Booking

Booking

90:00 +1:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Whitaker on Bradley Wood. Nick Fenton restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Danny Whitaker for unsporting behaviour.

88:40

Corner taken by Danny Andrew. Unfair challenge on Nick Fenton by Scott Boden results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

87:33

Danny Rowe takes a shot. Ross Atkins safely holds on.

86:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Andrew.

86:04

Dan Bradley takes a shot.

84:37

Danny Rowe takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball. Corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line. Michael Wylde makes a clearance.

83:59

Header at goal by John Akinde strikes the woodwork.

83:14

John Akinde takes a shot.

82:40 Booking

Booking

82:34

Andy Halls concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Meadows. The referee shows Andy Halls a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

80:29

Danny Rowe takes a shot.

79:46

Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line. Clearance made by Paul Clayton.

78:41

The ball is crossed by Danny Rowe.

76:08 Substitution

Substitution John Paul Kissock comes on in place of Efetobore Sodje.

73:00 Booking

Booking

72:07 Substitution

Substitution Danny Rowe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Winn.

72:07

Joe Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Wood. Ross Atkins takes the free kick. Efetobore Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. The referee books Paul Clayton for dissent. Free kick taken by John McGrath.

71:48

Andy Halls delivers the ball. Nick Fenton makes a clearance.

70:22

Jack Mackreth produces a cross. Header by Chris Holroyd goes over the bar.

70:04

Handball decision goes against Dan Bradley. Danny Whitaker restarts play with the free kick.

68:37

Danny Meadows takes a shot. Rhys Taylor safely holds on.

64:45

Corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line. Header at goal by James Bolton misses left of the target.

63:09

Corner taken by Danny Andrew. Joe Connor challenges John Akinde unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

59:13

Nick Fenton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd. Andy Halls restarts play with the free kick. Peter Winn takes a shot. Ross Atkins safely holds on.

57:40

Short corner worked by Peter Winn. Andy Halls crosses the ball. Clearance made by Nick Fenton.

57:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Dan Bradley. Danny Whitaker restarts play with the free kick.

56:55

Paul Clayton takes a shot.

53:31

Corner taken by Peter Winn.

53:14

Centre by Jack Mackreth.

52:16

Corner from the left by-line taken by John McGrath. Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.

51:54

James Bolton challenges Paul Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John McGrath.

51:00

The referee blows for offside. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

49:23 Booking

Booking

49:05 Substitution

Substitution Scott Kay goes off and Jack Mackreth comes on.

49:05

James Bolton concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Nick Fenton. James Bolton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

47:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Holroyd. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

46:03

Danny Meadows takes a shot.

45:27

Paul Clayton takes a shot. Blocked by James Bolton.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:21 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Whitaker.

45:00 +1:34

Danny Andrew takes a shot. Blocked by John McGrath.

45:00 +1:22

The ball is crossed by Danny Whitaker. Clearance made by Nick Fenton.

44:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Winn by Bradley Wood. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

43:25 Booking

Booking

43:08

Scott Boden fouled by Michael Wylde, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Andrew takes the free kick. Bradley Wood is cautioned.

41:26

John McGrath takes a shot. Blocked by Efetobore Sodje. Corner taken by John McGrath. Rhys Taylor gets a fist to the ball to punch .Foul by John Akinde on Rhys Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

39:43 Booking

Booking

39:14

Efetobore Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by John McGrath. The referee books Efetobore Sodje for unsporting behaviour.

38:47

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Ross Atkins safely holds on.

34:58

Corner taken by John McGrath. Danny Andrew makes a clearance.

32:59

Bradley Wood takes a shot.

31:05

The referee blows for offside. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

29:51

Corner from the right by-line taken by John McGrath. Clearance by Joe Connor. Corner taken by John McGrath. James Bolton makes a clearance.

28:54

Paul Clayton fouled by Danny Andrew, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Bradley Wood.

26:22

Assist by John McGrath.

26:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Meadows - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Alfreton Danny Meadows scores with a right foot finish. Macclesfield 0-1 Alfreton Town.

25:08 Booking

Booking

24:36

Handball decision goes against Rhys Taylor. Rhys Taylor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. John McGrath takes the free kick.

23:18 Booking

Booking

23:02

Michael Wylde gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Boden. Danny Whitaker takes the free kick. Caution for Michael Wylde. Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Ross Atkins catches the ball.

21:28

Bradley Wood fouled by Scott Boden, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

18:23

John Akinde fouled by Danny Whitaker, the ref awards a free kick. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick. John Akinde concedes a free kick for a foul on James Bolton. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

17:51

Danny Meadows takes a shot. Rhys Taylor catches the ball.

16:29

Efetobore Sodje fouled by John Akinde, the ref awards a free kick. Efetobore Sodje takes the free kick.

14:55 Booking

Booking

14:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Connor on Dan Bradley. Nick Fenton restarts play with the free kick. Joe Connor booked for unsporting behaviour.

14:30

The ball is swung over by Danny Whitaker. Clearance by Nick Fenton.

14:14

Paul Clayton takes a shot. Rhys Taylor safely holds on.

13:14

Corner taken short by Danny Whitaker. Michael Wylde manages to make a clearance.

11:47

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor. Paul Clayton takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

9:28

Peter Winn fouled by Dan Bradley, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

8:53

John Akinde takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

7:26

John Akinde challenges Danny Andrew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

6:24

Peter Winn takes a shot. Michael Wylde manages to make a clearance.

3:46

Danny Meadows takes a shot. Rhys Taylor catches the ball. Scott Boden has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

3:20

Corner taken by John McGrath. Peter Winn makes a clearance.

3:01

Dan Bradley takes a shot. James Bolton gets a block in.

0:45

Tom Shaw takes a shot. James Bolton gets a block in.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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