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Grimsby Town 0-2 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield continued their League Two revival under Sol Campbell with a deserved victory at Grimsby.

Tyrone Marsh and Scott Wilson scored in the space of seven first-half minutes for the Silkmen, who are now three points from safety.

Chances were few and between in the opening stages, but Macclesfield eventually took the lead when Marsh redirected a free-kick past James McKeown in the 26th minute.

A matter of minutes later, substitute Mitchell Rose - on for the injured Harry Clifton - gift-wrapped the visitors a second goal, leaving Grimsby with it all to do.

He was easily dispossessed by Wilson on the edge of the area and the latter made no mistake with a cool finish beneath McKeown.

Upon the restart, the hosts had plenty of the possession without creating much in the final third.

Sebastian Ring and Wes Thomas both fired wide, while McKeown was forced into making a five save from Marsh at the other end.

Kieran O'Hara expertly denied Thomas late on and Macclesfield ultimately saw out the game to land three crucial points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 27Hendrie
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 12FamewoSubstituted forÖhmanat 70'minutes
  • 3RingBooked at 83mins
  • 18Vernam
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forRoseat 22'minutes
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 30PringleSubstituted forRoseat 63'minutes
  • 22Embleton
  • 39Thomas

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 5Öhman
  • 8Rose
  • 11Cook
  • 16Woolford
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell

Macclesfield

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27Cameron
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 22ArthurBooked at 5mins
  • 18Maycock
  • 24Rose
  • 8Marsh
  • 10Smith
  • 9WilsonBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Lowe
  • 6Grimes
  • 20Vincenti
  • 28Idem
  • 29Andoh
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,694

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

Attempt missed. Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt missed. Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town).

Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Reece Hall-Johnson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town).

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town).

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ludvig Öhman replaces Akin Famewo because of an injury.

Foul by Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town).

Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Akin Famewo (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Attempt blocked. Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Attempt blocked. Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Ben Pringle.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town).

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26157447262152
2Bury28147753322149
3MK Dons26138544232147
4Colchester28137842301246
5Mansfield261112337201745
6Carlisle281431145351045
7Forest Green261111439251444
8Exeter27128738281044
9Tranmere2711974133842
10Stevenage28125113335-241
11Oldham2710984033739
12Swindon2891093137-637
13Newport26106103745-836
14Crewe28105133036-635
15Grimsby27104132934-534
16Northampton2771283535033
17Crawley27103143440-633
18Cheltenham2778123241-929
19Port Vale2778122636-1029
20Cambridge2885152547-2229
21Morecambe2877142844-1628
22Yeovil2669112832-427
23Macclesfield2866162544-1924
24Notts County2849152957-2821
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