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Macclesfield Town 3-0 Leyton Orient

Macclesfield claimed a 3-0 win at home to Leyton Orient as three new signings announced their arrival in style.

On their home debuts, Theo Archibald struck a beauty to put the hosts ahead on the half hour mark, Paddy Osadebe added the second midway through the second half before Theo Vassell sealed victory with a late goal.

After an opening half-hour devoid of scoring opportunities, Archibald provided the first highlight, a stunning curler into the top corner from distance.

The visitors' Josh Coulson had chances either side of half-time but one header cleared the bar and the other was brilliantly pushed to safety by Owen Evans.

In truth, Orient had rarely threatened and when the tireless Osadebe charged onto Ben Stephens' ball forward, he leapt on the opportunity to double the lead 20 minutes from time, sliding his finish under Dean Brill to put the Silkmen in the driving seat.

After an emotional win a week earlier, their first since Justin Edinburgh's death, Orient mustered little response, and Vassell crashed in a header five minutes from the end.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-HayesBooked at 52mins
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 11Archibald
  • 4McCourtSubstituted forKirbyat 86'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 3Clarke
  • 20Osadebe
  • 10StephensSubstituted forGomisat 79'minutes
  • 9IronsideSubstituted forBlythat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 14Kirby
  • 15Horsfall
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 18Blyth
  • 19Gomis

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 5Ekpiteta
  • 6CoulsonSubstituted forHarroldat 75'minutes
  • 15Happe
  • 2Ling
  • 8Clay
  • 44Wright
  • 16Brophy
  • 10Maguire-DrewSubstituted forDennisat 66'minutes
  • 19AngolBooked at 49minsSubstituted forAlabiat 81'minutes
  • 9Wilkinson

Substitutes

  • 3Widdowson
  • 4Gorman
  • 12Sargeant
  • 14Judd
  • 17Dennis
  • 18Harrold
  • 27Alabi
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,167

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Eddie Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Ling with a headed pass.

James Brophy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Virgil Gomis.

Attempt saved. Virgil Gomis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jacob Blyth (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Theo Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Connor Kirby replaces Jak McCourt.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Leyton Orient 0. Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jak McCourt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by James Brophy.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Alabi replaces Lee Angol.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Virgil Gomis replaces Ben Stephens.

Attempt saved. Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Brophy with a cross.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jay Harris tries a through ball, but Jacob Blyth is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Matt Harrold replaces Josh Coulson.

Foul by Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient).

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Theo Vassell.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Dean Brill.

Attempt saved. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient).

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Leyton Orient 0. Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Miles Welch-Hayes with a through ball following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Wright with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Eddie Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Louis Dennis replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Conor Wilkinson.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Dean Brill.

Attempt saved. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jacob Blyth replaces Joe Ironside.

Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eddie Clarke (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Jordan Maguire-Drew (Leyton Orient).

Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient).

Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient).

goal

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