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Crewe 3-0 Macclesfield

Crewe ensured Macclesfield's poor start to the season continued as they easily beat the Silkmen at Gresty Road.

A Steve Schumacher volley put the hosts ahead before Town striker Martin Gritton earned his second yellow card and was sent off after just 13 minutes.

Left-back Billy Jones curled in the second after 27 minutes before Danny O'Donnell nodded in the third just before half-time.

Macclesfield striker Simon Yeo shaved a post but their 10 men struggled.

Crewe: Collis, Woodards, Baudet, O'Donnell, Jones, Bopp, Rix, Schumacher, Moore, Elding (Donaldson 46), Zola (Miller 70).
Subs Not Used: Legzdins, Carrington, Bailey.

Booked: Rix.

Goals: Schumacher 5, Jones 27, O'Donnell 42.

Macclesfield: Brain, Flynn, Morgan, Brisley, Jennings (Hadfield 80), Bell, Dunfield, Reid, Thomas, Gritton, Yeo (Dennis 75).
Subs Not Used: Harvey, Millar, Rooney.

Sent Off: Gritton (13).

Booked: Gritton, Bell, Flynn.

Att: 2,463

Ref: Craig Sarginson (Staffordshire).

see also
Macclesfield 0-6 Darlington
30 Aug 08 |  League Two

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