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Macclesfield Town 1-0 Ebbsfleet United

Mitch Hancox got the only goal of the game at the Moss Rose as Macclesfield Town beat Ebbsfleet to stay top of the National League.

The former Birmingham City and Crawley Town midfielder fired into the roof of the net on 42 minutes, following link-up play between Danny Whitaker and Scott Wilson.

In a game played out in heavy rain, Daryl McMahon's visitors posed a stern examination of the Macc backline after the break.

But, at the other end, David Fitzpatrick and Danny Whitehead could easily have extended the hosts' lead.

Former Aberdeen, Manchester United and Scotland manager Sir Alex Ferguson was among the crowd to see Macc remain a point clear of Dover and Woking.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Jalal
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 11Lloyd
  • 5Pilkington
  • 4Lowe
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forBurgessat 69'minutes
  • 9WilsonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMarshat 69'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 18Whitehead
  • 16Hancox

Substitutes

  • 8Marsh
  • 12Ramsbottom
  • 15Kennedy
  • 20Burgess
  • 22Arthur

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 2McCoy
  • 3ConnorsSubstituted forMcLeanat 59'minutes
  • 26BushBooked at 90mins
  • 25CoulsonSubstituted forCookat 46'minutes
  • 4Rance
  • 6Clark
  • 19Mills
  • 17Shields
  • 11WestonBooked at 50mins
  • 7Powell

Substitutes

  • 10McLean
  • 12Cook
  • 13Miles
  • 15Graham
  • 18Mambo
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
1,635

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Booking

Chris Bush (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Burgess replaces Elliott Durrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Scott Wilson.

Booking

Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Aaron McLean replaces Jack Connors.

Booking

Myles Weston (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Anthony Cook replaces Luke Coulson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield159241715229
2Dover1584320101028
3Woking159152319428
4Sutton United158342119227
5Wrexham15753138526
6Dag & Red156632719824
7Bromley157352217524
8Aldershot156542417723
9Maidstone United156542018223
10Halifax156541614223
11Boreham Wood156452318522
12Maidenhead United156452321222
13Hartlepool156451515022
14Ebbsfleet154922117421
15Tranmere155551110120
16Gateshead154651715218
17Leyton Orient155372126-518
18Eastleigh143741414016
19Fylde153752225-316
20Barrow152761618-213
21Chester142661221-912
22Guiseley151771026-1610
23Solihull Moors1522111427-138
24Torquay1514101528-137
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