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Macclesfield Town 2-1 Port Vale

Paddy Osadebe hit the winner as Macclesfield came from behind to beat Port Vale 2-1 at Moss Rose.

The midfielder swept in his fourth goal of the season midway through the second half to break the hosts' seven-game winless league run.

Richie Bennett's fifth of the season had put the visitors ahead on 12 minutes, out-muscling Miles Welch-Hayes to reach David Worrall's free-kick and power a firm header past Owen Evans.

Macclesfield wide man Theo Archibald had brought decent saves out of Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown as they pushed to get back on terms before the break.

And the Silkmen deservedly levelled shortly before half-time through Arthur Gnahoua, who collected Corey O'Keeffe's pass and drilled into the bottom corner for his second goal in as many games.

Macclesfield were by far the better side in the second half and made their dominance pay when Osadebe completed a fine passing move to hit the winning goal from Welch-Hayes' pull back on 64 minutes.

Vale went close to snatching a point but Leon Legge and Bennett both cleared the bar and Macclesfield saw out the win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6VassellBooked at 79mins
  • 11ArchibaldBooked at 61mins
  • 14Kirby
  • 8Harris
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 20Osadebe
  • 9Ironside
  • 7GnahouaSubstituted forMcCourtat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 4McCourt
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 19Gomis
  • 22Ntambwe

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2GibbonsSubstituted forAmooat 65'minutes
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 3Crookes
  • 16Taylor
  • 4Joyce
  • 12Atkinson
  • 7Worrall
  • 9PopeSubstituted forArcherat 69'minutes
  • 21Bennett

Substitutes

  • 6Kennedy
  • 17Browne
  • 19Amoo
  • 20Burgess
  • 28Brisley
  • 29Archer
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,467

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Port Vale 1.

Attempt saved. Jak McCourt (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Port Vale).

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

Attempt missed. Richie Bennett (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Worrall from a direct free kick.

Richie Bennett (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Connor Kirby.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Theo Vassell.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Archer.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jak McCourt replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Attempt blocked. Adam Crookes (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Worrall following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay Harris.

Booking

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Worrall following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay Harris.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Corey O'Keeffe.

Attempt blocked. Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Corey O'Keeffe.

Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Foul by Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town).

Leon Legge (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Worrall following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Connor Kirby.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jordan Archer replaces Tom Pope.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Owen Evans tries a through ball, but Joe Ironside is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Kirby.

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. David Amoo replaces James Gibbons.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Port Vale 1. Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miles Welch-Hayes with a cross.

Booking

Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe138232316726
2Exeter137511811726
3Bradford137331912724
4Forest Green13733147724
5Newport12651126623
6Cheltenham1264221111022
7Swindon136342016421
8Colchester135441612419
9Crawley135442120119
10Grimsby135352016418
11Plymouth134541816217
12Macclesfield134541515017
13Port Vale134541820-217
14Salford134541620-417
15Mansfield134451917216
16Cambridge134451614216
17Leyton Orient134451922-316
18Northampton134361416-215
19Walsall13436917-815
20Carlisle134271523-814
21Oldham132561423-911
22Scunthorpe132471621-510
23Stevenage131571019-98
24Morecambe131481326-137
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