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Macclesfield Town 3-1 Braintree Town

Macclesfield Town claimed their third consecutive National League win by beating Braintree Town.

Danny Whitaker broke the deadlock from the spot after Reece Styche was brought down by Braintree's Sam Habergham.

Styche set up Danny Rowe to score from close range before John McCombe headed in Whitaker's cross to extend the lead.

Simeon Akinola pulled one back, but Braintree stayed one place below the play-off spots as Macclesfield made it six league games without defeat.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 3McCombeBooked at 38mins
  • 23Whitaker
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 5Pilkington
  • 9Holroyd
  • 18Whitehead
  • 11RoweSubstituted forTempletonat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forDennisat 87'minutes
  • 25StycheSubstituted forTurnbullat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Turnbull
  • 14Dennis
  • 15Diagne
  • 26Sutherland
  • 28Templeton

Braintree

  • 1King
  • 17Long
  • 15Phillips
  • 10AkinolaBooked at 53mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 4Isaac
  • 30Woodyard
  • 6FrySubstituted forBrundleat 57'minutes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMilesat 67'minutes
  • 8Davis
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forEdgarat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Brundle
  • 9Marks
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
  • 32Powell
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,222

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Braintree Town 1.

Attempt missed. Matthew Templeton (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Matthew Templeton (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Templeton (Macclesfield Town).

Taylor Miles (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Kristian Dennis replaces Jack Sampson.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Turnbull replaces Reece Styche.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Templeton replaces Danny M. Rowe.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Braintree Town 1. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Reece Styche tries a through ball, but Reece Styche is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Edgar (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Anthony Edgar (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Michael Cheek.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Braintree Town 0. John McCombe (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Whitaker with a cross.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by John McCombe (Macclesfield Town).

Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Mitch Brundle replaces Matt Fry because of an injury.

Booking

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Dan Sparkes.

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

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Braintree Town 0. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Styche.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby392012773363772
4Dover402181170492171
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4019111045311468
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Lincoln City421512156259357
13Barrow401511145665-956
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot41148194463-1950
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester411112185664-845
18Guiseley41916164062-2243
19Boreham Wood41914183643-741
20Torquay401011194369-2641
21Altrincham40913184264-2240
22Halifax391010195074-2440
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
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