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Macclesfield Town 0-1 Cambridge United

Cambridge moved nine points clear of sixth-placed Braintree and took a step closer to securing their play-off place with victory at Macclesfield Town.

The visitors went close when Greg Taylor's sweetly-struck shot from the edge of the box just clipped a post.

Benjamin Siegrist in the Cambridge goal had to be at his best to deny Paul Lewis on the hour mark.

Luke Berry's penalty won the game for the U's after George Pilkington brought down Ryan Donaldson.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 12Williams
  • 3Andrew
  • 27Pilkington
  • 4Martin
  • 7Mackreth
  • 23Whitaker
  • 6Turnbull
  • 15Lewis
  • 9Holroyd
  • 19BodenBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 24Rowe
  • 25Kay
  • 26Halls
  • 20Branagan
  • 2Connor

Cambridge

  • 21Siegrist
  • 3Taylor
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Miller
  • 2Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 18BerrySubstituted forTaitat 90+1'minutes
  • 8ChampionBooked at 90mins
  • 22Chadwick
  • 19Sam-YorkeSubstituted forPughat 56'minutes
  • 39Barnes-HomerSubstituted forArnoldat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Tait
  • 15Pugh
  • 13Norris
  • 24Arnold
  • 4Coulson
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
1,278

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Cambridge United 1.
Hand ball by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Richard Tait replaces Luke Berry because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Cambridge United 1. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
Penalty conceded by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.
Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United).
Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).
Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andy Pugh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).
Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.
Foul by Tom Bonner (Cambridge United).
Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt saved. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andy Pugh replaces Delano Sam-Yorke.
Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United).
Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town).
Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Cambridge United 0.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).
Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).
Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).
Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Foul by Tom Bonner (Cambridge United).
Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).
Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton40251146086
2Cambridge39201363373
3Grimsby38199101866
4Gateshead401811111265
5Alfreton4021514165
6Braintree38197121864
7Halifax39189122163
8Nuneaton41171113-362
9Barnet40171013761
10Kidderminster3917913260
11Forest Green39177151658
12Woking3917616-457
13Salisbury4016915-957
14Welling40151114456
15Macclesfield3916617254
16Lincoln City41141215-254
17Wrexham4114918-351
18Southport4012919-1845
19Chester41101318-2243
20Hereford40101218-1842
21Aldershot40131215441
22Dartford4011722-2140
23Tamworth408923-2933
24Hyde United401732-6910
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