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Stevenage 1-0 Macclesfield Town

Danny Newton scored his first goal of the season as Stevenage beat Macclesfield at Broadhall Way.

The Silkmen rarely threatened in a game of few clear-cut chances and their winless start to the season has now stretched to eight games under new boss Mark Yates.

Stevenage were unlucky not to open the scoring after Joel Byrom's cross from the right found Alex Revell, who powered a header goalwards that was cleared off the line by Danny Whitaker.

Dino Maamria's side dominated much of the first half and deservedly took the lead just before the break when Newton rose highest from Ben Kennedy's corner to head home from close range.

Yates and his players were not happy in the latter stages when Tyrone Marsh ran through on goal before going to ground under pressure from defenders, but the officials waved away the appeals.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 12Seddon
  • 7BallBooked at 90mins
  • 8Byrom
  • 4TimlinSubstituted forIonttonat 60'minutes
  • 10KennedySubstituted forSonupeat 76'minutes
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forGuthrieat 78'minutes
  • 9Revell

Substitutes

  • 11Sonupe
  • 14Ferry
  • 16Iontton
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 25Henry
  • 27Dieng
  • 28Guthrie

Macclesfield

  • 12Taylor
  • 19PearsonSubstituted forKelleherat 68'minutes
  • 4Lowe
  • 6Grimes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 14Welch-HayesSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 24Rose
  • 16Napa
  • 20VincentiSubstituted forMarshat 72'minutes
  • 13Blissett

Substitutes

  • 5Kelleher
  • 8Marsh
  • 9Wilson
  • 10Smith
  • 17Evans
  • 18Maycock
  • 22Arthur
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,282

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Keith Lowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Alex Revell.

Booking

Jimmy Ball (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jimmy Ball (Stevenage).

Malachi Napa (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Keith Lowe (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ball (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joel Byrom (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Danny Newton.

Attempt missed. Malachi Napa (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Alex Revell.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Emmanuel Sonupe replaces Ben Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Blissett (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Macclesfield Town).

Ben Nugent (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Peter Vincenti.

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Fiacre Kelleher replaces James Pearson because of an injury.

Delay in match James Pearson (Macclesfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Malachi Napa (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Foul by Jimmy Ball (Stevenage).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Arthur Iontton replaces Michael Timlin.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Stevenage).

James Pearson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City7511145916
2Newport751197216
3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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