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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Alex Revell.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ball (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Danny Newton.

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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