Braintree Town 0-3 Macclesfield

Waide Fairhurst

Waide Fairhurst's double helped Macclesfield to victory at Braintree in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The hosts had the better of the early chances, with Macc keeper Lance Cronin saving well from Sean Marks's volley.

But the Silkmen, who beat Championship leaders Cardiff in the FA Cup on Saturday, went ahead through Amari Morgan-Smith's neat finish.

Fairhurst doubled the lead from close range, before sealing victory with his second from a similar distance.