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Macclesfield Town 0-1 FC Halifax Town

Shaun Tuton
Shaun Tuton's 10th goal of the season secured the points for Halifax

Halifax continued their revival with a narrow win over Macclesfield.

An entertaining first half saw both sides create chances, with George Pilkington heading Macclesfield's best opportunity wide.

The deadlock was finally broken when Halifax striker Shaun Tuton fired past Ritchie Branagan for his 10th goal of the season.

Halifax are now unbeaten in eight league games, while the Silkmen drop out of the play-off places.

Macclesfield, meanwhile, have signed defender Adam Anson and striker Louis Robles on loan from league One club Wigan Athletic.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Branagan
  • 2HallsBooked at 63mins
  • 4Byrne
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forTurnerat 76'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 5Pilkington
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forWhiteheadat 59'minutes
  • 11Rowe
  • 14Dennis
  • 23Whitaker

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne
  • 18Whitehead
  • 26Sutherland
  • 27Turner

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 6Bencherif
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forHibbsat 71'minutes
  • 4James
  • 3McManus
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+5'minutes
  • 14BrownBooked at 68mins
  • 15Roberts
  • 18TutonSubstituted forHughesat 88'minutes
  • 35Wroe

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 16Hibbs
  • 22Clappison
  • 24Hughes
  • 29MacDonald
Referee:
Stephen Ross

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Jordan Burrow.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Kingsley James tries a through ball, but Kingsley James is caught offside.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Shaun Tuton.

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kingsley James.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Rhys Turner replaces Chris Holroyd.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Shaun Tuton tries a through ball, but Shaun Tuton is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Samuel Walker.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe tries a through ball, but Danny M. Rowe is caught offside.

Booking

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitehead replaces Jack Sampson.

Foul by Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

Sam Johnson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Shaun Tuton (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

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