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Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Jack Sampson
Jack Sampson scored his first goal of the season against Tranmere

Macclesfield's Jack Sampson scored the decisive goal as they edged out Tranmere in a nervy game.

The Silkmen took the lead when Sampson tapped in Chris Holroyd's cross from close range.

Macclesfield's substitute keeper Ritchie Branagan proved his worth, saving well from Jeff Hughes, James Norwood and Lois Maynard.

Cole Stockton was also denied by Branagan, before the hosts saw a late equaliser disallowed for offside.

Branagan had replaced Shwan Jalal in goal early on, after the keeper was forced to leave the pitch with an injury.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 24McNulty
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 4Jennings
  • 17MekkiSubstituted forStocktonat 82'minutes
  • 16Hill
  • 7Vaughan
  • 10Norwood
  • 20HughesSubstituted forTomlinsonat 71'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 11Maynard

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 18Stockton
  • 23Kirby
  • 29Tomlinson

Macclesfield

  • 13JalalSubstituted forBranaganat 10'minutes
  • 2Halls
  • 4Byrne
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 40mins
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 5Pilkington
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14Dennis
  • 10Sampson
  • 8LewisSubstituted forWhitakerat 22'minutes
  • 11RoweSubstituted forDiagneat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23Whitaker
Referee:
Michael Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton tries a through ball, but Cole Stockton is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lee Vaughan with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Danny M. Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Adam Mekki.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jay Harris with a cross.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ben Tomlinson replaces Jeff Hughes.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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