Macclesfield made a solid start to the new Conference season as they took all three points against Braintree at Moss Rose.

Macclesfield broke the deadlock early on when Chris Holroyd easily slotted home George Pilkington's cross.

Chez Isaac then drilled just wide for Braintree before Waide Fairhurst almost doubled Macclesfield's lead.

But Braintree could not find an equaliser, allowing the Silkmen to get their campaign off to a winning start.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 02 Halls
  • 03 Barrow
  • 04 Waterfall
  • 05 Pilkington
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 11 Moke
  • 08 Lewis
  • 10 Fairhurst (Gnahoua - 63' )
  • 09 Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 12 Cowan
  • 14 Gnahoua
  • 17 Gibson
  • 20 Branagan

Braintree Town

  • 01 Hamann
  • 20 Clerima
  • 05 Paine
  • 03 Habergham
  • 06 Massey
  • 11 Sparkes (Bakare - 61' )
  • 26 Mulley
  • 08 Davis
  • 04 Isaac (Walker - 70' )
  • 23 Peters
  • 09 Marks (Cox - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Brundle
  • 07 Walker
  • 12 Bakare
  • 18 Cox
  • 29 Pentney
Ref: Ryan Johnson
Att: 1,309

Match Stats

Shots

6 4

On target

2 0

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +0:34

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

90:00 +0:34

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

89:50

Corner, Braintree Town.

89:32

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:54

Attempt saved. Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

84:45

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

84:07

Attempt blocked. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:33

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

82:01

Hand ball by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

78:08

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

78:08

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

77:00

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

76:07

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

76:07

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

72:13

Offside, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox tries a through ball, but Jordan Cox is caught offside.

69:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Walker replaces Chez Isaac.

67:45

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

67:45

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

66:16

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

66:16

Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

65:19

Foul by Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town).

65:19

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

64:34

Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town).

64:34

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

62:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Arthur Gnahoua replaces Waide Fairhurst.

61:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Sean Marks.

60:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Bakare replaces Dan Sparkes.

60:47

Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

60:16

Attempt blocked. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:54

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

58:54

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

57:50

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

57:21

Attempt blocked. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

53:30

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

53:30

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

52:39

Attempt missed. Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

51:43

Corner, Braintree Town.

51:24

Corner, Braintree Town.

49:39

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

49:39

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

48:36

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

48:36

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +0:27

Corner, Braintree Town.

44:45

Corner, Braintree Town.

43:11

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

43:11

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

39:20

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town).

39:20

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

38:26

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

38:26

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

33:30

Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).

33:30

Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

31:02

Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

29:53

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

29:53

Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

29:15

Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

28:59

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

28:59

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

25:34

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Adriano Moke tries a through ball, but Adriano Moke is caught offside.

17:31

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

17:31

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

16:36

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

16:36

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

14:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Pilkington.

14:26

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

14:26

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

13:56

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

13:56

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

10:02

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

10:02

Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

4:27

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

4:27

Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

3:39

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

3:39

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

3:06

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

3:06

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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