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Dover Athletic 2-0 Macclesfield Town

Dover debutant Keanu Marsh-Brown's first-half double sank National League leaders Macclesfield.

The midfielder, newly-signed from Forest Green, took just two minutes to open his account when he took a pot-shot from 25 yards which fizzed into the bottom corner.

He then doubled his tally, taking a through-ball from Femi Ilesanmi before rounding Shwan Jalal to score.

That proved enough as the second half brought no further goals, although Jalal had to be alert to stop Marsh-Brown's heading for the top corner, and then deny the man of the moment a hat-trick.

Sutton's defeat at Maidstone ensured the Silkmen remained top by two points with a game in hand, while Dover stayed seventh.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 4Gallifuoco
  • 5Parry
  • 28Bellamy
  • 26Lokko
  • 6Essam
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8Brundle
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forDanielat 69'minutes
  • 30AzeezBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBirdat 89'minutes
  • 29Marsh-BrownSubstituted forJeffreyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Passley
  • 17Bird
  • 18Nortey
  • 23Daniel
  • 25Jeffrey

Macclesfield

  • 1Jalal
  • 2HodgkissBooked at 41minsSubstituted forEvansat 83'minutes
  • 4Lowe
  • 18Whitehead
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 5Pilkington
  • 7Durrell
  • 23Whitaker
  • 16HancoxSubstituted forBurgessat 83'minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forMarshat 60'minutes
  • 13Blissett

Substitutes

  • 8Marsh
  • 12Ramsbottom
  • 15Kennedy
  • 17Evans
  • 20Burgess
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
837

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ryan Bird replaces Adebayo Azeez.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Callum Evans replaces Jared Hodgkiss.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Burgess replaces Mitch Hancox.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

  8. Booking

    Adebayo Azeez (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Scott Wilson.

  10. Second Half

    Second Half begins Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

  11. Half Time

    First Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 0.

  12. Booking

    Jared Hodgkiss (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 0. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Dover Athletic).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Dover Athletic).

  15. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  16. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield37218851391271
2Sutton United38209957401769
3Boreham Wood381714753351865
4Tranmere3818101062392364
5Wrexham381616645301564
6Aldershot381713858451364
7Dover381712952331963
8Fylde3816111171492259
9Ebbsfleet37141494842656
10Bromley3515101058421655
11Dag & Red37149145551451
12Gateshead3611151051391248
13Maidenhead United381212145157-648
14Eastleigh371016115358-546
15Halifax381113144249-746
16Maidstone United371112144455-1145
17Leyton Orient381111164350-744
18Woking38128184760-1344
19Barrow35912144248-639
20Hartlepool37912164255-1339
21Solihull Moors3799193853-1536
22Torquay38710213462-2831
23Chester38613193261-2931
24Guiseley37511213269-3726
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