Crewe 0-1 Macclesfield

A first-half strike by Ross Draper gave Macclesfield all three points in the derby game with Crewe.

The Railwaymen went close when Byron Moore fired into the side-netting and AJ Leitch-Smith forced a save from Silkmen keeper Jose Veiga.

Draper struck with a fine 25-yard effort to put the visitors ahead against the run of play.

Shaun Miller and Matt Tootle both hit the post for Crewe but the search for a leveller was ultimately fruitless.

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Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

Gradi bemoans Crewe luck against Silkmen

"The facts are that they had a shot from outside the box that crept inside the post, and we had two that hit the post.

"We started very well, really lively and confident and they were hanging on a bit.

"We dominated most of the play without creating a bagful of chances. I don't think Steve Phillips had a shot to save other than the one that went in."

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Simpson praises battling Silkmen

"We came here and matched them up but we had to change the system after 15 minutes and we started to dominate possession then.

"I said to them you have to come to places like this sometimes and do them sort of performances, and fair play to them.

"That's his (Ross Draper) range really, he doesn't get tap ins, and it's usually one he can run onto and hit."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Crewe

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Martin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Murphy
  • 11 Moore
  • 25 Powell (Sarcevic - 72' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 10 Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 05 Artell
  • 12 Shelley
  • 07 Bell
  • 14 Sarcevic

Macclesfield

  • 01 Veiga
  • 03 Tremarco
  • 05 Brown Booked
  • 14 Diagne
  • 16 Brisley
  • 07 Chalmers Booked
  • 08 Draper
  • 11 Daniel (Roberts - 89' )
  • 17 Wedgebury (Kay - 73' )
  • 23 Tomlinson Booked (Hamshaw - 74' )
  • 29 Boden

Substitutes

  • 02 Bateson
  • 04 Kay
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 26 Roberts
  • 15 Grant
Ref: Bates
Att: 3,877

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

5 4

Corners

7 2

Fouls

4 5

Live Text Commentary

95:13 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +5:00

The ball is sent over by Ashley Westwood, save made by Jose Veiga.

90:00 +3:54

Effort from just inside the box by Matt Tootle strikes the post.

90:00 +0:19

The referee blows for offside against Shaun Miller. Shaun Brisley takes the free kick.

88:24 Substitution

Substitution Adam Roberts is brought on as a substitute for Colin Daniel.

87:16

Harry Davis takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

85:57

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, clearance by Shaun Brisley. Antoni Sarcevic takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Scott Kay. Lewis Chalmers gets a block in.

84:12

Matt Tootle takes a shot. Shaun Brisley gets a block in.

82:05

Centre by Harry Davis, save made by Jose Veiga.

80:59

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Scott Kay gets a block in. Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Carl Martin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

78:57

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

75:44

The ball is delivered by Ashley Westwood, Jose Veiga makes a comfortable save.

75:17

Shot from outside the penalty box by Shaun Miller hits the post.

71:36 Substitution

Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Matthew Hamshaw coming on for Ben Tomlinson.

71:36 Substitution

Substitution Scott Kay on for Sam Wedgbury.

71:36 Substitution

Substitution Antoni Sarcevic replaces Nick Powell.

71:36

Nick Powell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.

71:23

Harry Davis crosses the ball, Lewis Chalmers makes a clearance.

68:16

Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Wedgbury.

64:04

Centre by Ben Tomlinson, blocked by Matt Tootle.

62:27

Ashley Westwood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

61:20

Handball by Byron Moore. Lewis Chalmers takes the direct free kick.

60:53

Scott Boden is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

59:40 Booking

Booking Nathaniel Brown booked.

59:33

Unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Nathaniel Brown results in a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

59:29

Colin Daniel produces a cross.

57:23

Colin Daniel produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

54:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury by Ashley Westwood. Colin Daniel takes the direct free kick.

50:53

Effort from the edge of the area by Ben Tomlinson goes wide of the right-hand post.

50:22

Effort on goal by Shaun Miller from just inside the area clears the bar.

49:51

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, Carl Tremarco makes a clearance.

48:41

The referee blows for offside against Shaun Miller. Direct free kick taken by Carl Tremarco.

47:52

Ross Draper takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.

47:15

Scott Boden takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Martin.

45:35

Effort on goal by Lewis Chalmers from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:26

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, save by Steve Phillips.

42:55

Luke Murphy produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide left of the goal.

35:50

Foul by Nathaniel Brown on Shaun Miller, free kick awarded. Nick Powell has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

33:26

Unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Tony Diagne results in a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

31:33 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ben Tomlinson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

31:02

Tony Diagne delivers the ball, clearance made by Steve Phillips.

29:55

Shaun Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Chalmers. Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.

28:46

The ball is swung over by Sam Wedgbury, Ashley Westwood manages to make a clearance.

28:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line to the near post, Nick Powell makes a clearance.

25:49

The offside flag is raised against Shaun Miller. Jose Veiga takes the free kick. Ross Draper fouled by Luke Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Colin Daniel from right channel, Steve Phillips manages to make a clearance.

18:43

The assist for the goal came from Sam Wedgbury.

18:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Draper - Crewe 0 - 1 Macclesfld A goal is scored by Ross Draper from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Macclesfield.

15:51

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Ashley Westwood.

15:31

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.

14:54 Booking

Booking Caution for Lewis Chalmers.

14:22

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Tremarco.

10:45

Foul by Ben Tomlinson on Matt Tootle, free kick awarded. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

10:02

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

9:56

The ball is delivered by Shaun Miller, blocked by Sam Wedgbury.

9:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Tomlinson. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

7:46

Carl Tremarco takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

6:54

Byron Moore produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

4:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Wedgbury on Luke Murphy. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

0:00

The game begins.

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