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Yeovil Town 0-2 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town boss Sol Campbell has won five of his 18 games in charge of the club
Macclesfield Town boss Sol Campbell has won five of his 18 games in charge of the club

Macclesfield Town ended a seven-game winless run to move off the bottom of the League Two table and take three vital points against fellow strugglers Yeovil Town.

Sol Campbell's side came into the game six points adrift of safety but they took the lead when James Pearson slotted home from Ben Stephens' delivery.

The Silkmen doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark as Harry Smith tapped in from Reece Cole's cross.

Yeovil twice threatened from a corner with Macclesfield defender David Fitzpatrick clearing off the line both times to deny them but the visitors held on.

The Glovers' slide towards a relegation battle continued after the defeat with the visitors moving a place, and three points, below them in 23rd.

Macclesfield could have slipped to nine points from safety had they lost, but they defended well to hold on for their first victory since beating Oldham in January.

The visitors would have faced an unenviable battle against the drop had they been defeated, but they boosted their chances of survival with nine games still to play thanks to their win.

Meanwhile, Yeovil have now lost three league games in a row and face promotion-chasing MK Dons next.

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Baxter
  • 23James
  • 2GafaitiBooked at 78mins
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 21Grant
  • 16AbrahamsSubstituted forMugabiat 46'minutes
  • 17PattisonSubstituted forWorthingtonat 28'minutes
  • 30SantosSubstituted forSeagerat 54'minutes
  • 25Dobre
  • 9FisherBooked at 68mins
  • 13Zoko

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 5Mugabi
  • 8Worthington
  • 11Duffus
  • 18Arquin
  • 26Ojo
  • 27Seager

Macclesfield

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 1O'Hara
  • 27CameronBooked at 53mins
  • 5Kelleher
  • 33Jules
  • 19Pearson
  • 7DurrellBooked at 82mins
  • 24Rose
  • 30ColeSubstituted forWhitakerat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 15StephensSubstituted forEvansat 75'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 8Marsh
  • 9Wilson
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 17Evans
  • 23Whitaker
  • 28Idem
  • 39Martis
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,899

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom James (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Macclesfield Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitaker replaces Reece Cole.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Tom James.

  12. Booking

    Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Josh Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Matt Worthington.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Booking

    Adel Gafaiti (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adel Gafaiti (Yeovil Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Callum Evans replaces Ben Stephens.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City372112465353075
2Bury372010771413070
3MK Dons381991062402266
4Mansfield371714654302465
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3815131055391658
7Exeter3716101150371358
8Colchester381691357461157
9Carlisle38176155749857
10Stevenage38158154347-453
11Northampton381216104847152
12Newport37157154656-1052
13Swindon371312124346-351
14Crewe38148164648-250
15Oldham371212135448648
16Grimsby38146184048-848
17Cheltenham38129174656-1045
18Crawley38127194055-1543
19Morecambe38119184458-1442
20Port Vale381011173343-1041
21Cambridge37118183254-2241
22Yeovil3899203654-1836
23Macclesfield3789203862-2433
24Notts County38712193871-3333
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