League Two
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Swindon Town 3-0 Macclesfield Town

Eoin Doyle scored twice as Swindon climbed to second in the League Two standings with a convincing win over Macclesfield at the County Ground.

Keshi Anderson also found the net to help stretch Swindon's winning run to three matches.

For much of the first half it looked like Macclesfield's organisation would succeed in keeping Swindon out before the hosts claimed two quick-fire goals.

The deadlock was broken in the 37th minute when Anderson lashed home with the goal gaping.

Doyle made it 2-0 in first-half stoppage time by converting a cross from Rob Hunt from inside the box to relax the home crowd.

Bradford loanee Doyle made it 3-0 with 15 minutes left by sweeping home into the top corner from another low ball in by Hunt.

Prior to that, Anderson should have got a second goal of his own, but he somehow contrived to miss from a matter of yards.

Macclesfield barely threatened Luke McCormick, with their best chance being a Corey O'Keefe volley which went well wide.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 23McCormick
  • 24Hunt
  • 6Baudry
  • 26ConroySubstituted forBroadbentat 87'minutes
  • 14Iandolo
  • 7IsgroveSubstituted forWooleryat 83'minutes
  • 4Rose
  • 42GrantSubstituted forMayat 80'minutes
  • 30Anderson
  • 28Doyle
  • 9Yates

Substitutes

  • 1Benda
  • 3Fryers
  • 5Broadbent
  • 8May
  • 11Woolery
  • 17Twine
  • 21Curran

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-HayesBooked at 54mins
  • 15Horsfall
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 8Harris
  • 14KirbySubstituted forNtambweat 45'minutes
  • 11ArchibaldSubstituted forGnahouaat 45'minutes
  • 20Osadebe
  • 16O'KeeffeBooked at 90mins
  • 9IronsideSubstituted forGomisat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gnahoua
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 19Gomis
  • 22Ntambwe
  • 25Cameron
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
7,055

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town).

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Tom Broadbent.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Adam May (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

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

Attempt missed. Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brice Ntambwe (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Tom Broadbent replaces Dion Conroy.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Danny Rose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brice Ntambwe (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Adam May replaces Anthony Grant.

Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town).

Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Virgil Gomis replaces Joe Ironside.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Macclesfield Town 0. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rob Hunt.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brice Ntambwe (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town).

Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Dion Conroy (Swindon Town).

Fraser Horsfall (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brice Ntambwe (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Arthur Gnahoua with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter8530126618
2Swindon8521178917
3Forest Green851275216
4Newport843174315
5Crewe85031110115
6Cheltenham8422147714
7Bradford842295414
8Crawley8422129314
9Grimsby83321511412
10Port Vale8332910-112
11Plymouth8323129311
12Cambridge832399011
13Macclesfield832399011
14Northampton831498110
15Carlisle83141115-410
16Mansfield823310919
17Colchester823367-19
18Leyton Orient82331014-49
19Salford81521012-28
20Oldham8134712-56
21Walsall813439-66
22Morecambe8134815-76
23Scunthorpe8116815-74
24Stevenage8035613-73
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