Macclesfield 0-4 Stevenage

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Macclesfield   0 - 4   Stevenage

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Highlights - Macclesfield 0-4 Stevenage

Braces from Mark Roberts and Robert Sinclair helped promotion-chasers Stevenage hammer Macclesfield.

Roberts fired Boro ahead after home keeper Jose Veiga spilled Darius Charles' low centre before Sinclair capitalised on another Veiga error.

The visitors made the points safe when Roberts headed home after John Mousinho's free-kick was flicked on.

Nat Brown had a penalty appeal turned down for the hosts before Sinclair scored his second rebound of the day.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's an odd one to fathom out really but it's the old cliche of goals change games which changes players.

"For the first half an hour I thought they couldn't cope with us with our shape and what we did but we conceded a sloppy first goal.

"We've still got a bit to go but we've got nine games left and we'll have to dust ourselves down and get back on the bike."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"In the end it was a convincing win. It was hard-earned, we had to defend resiliently and conditions were difficult.

"In both sides of our game, in attack we played enough good football, and in defence we were strong, solid, organised and we worked very hard.

"One thing about these lads, they don't look for excuses. They do look do adapt their game and play the game that is there to be played, which is why they are in a good run of form."

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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Macclesfield 0-4 Stevenage FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Roberts 29
    • Sinclair 34
    • Roberts 46
    • Sinclair 61

    Macclesfield

    • 01 Veiga
    • 03 Tremarco (Brisley 63)
    • 05 Brown
    • 14 Diagne
    • 22 Gray
    • 04 Bencherif
    • 08 Draper
    • 11 Daniel
    • 17 Wedgebury
    • 10 Sappleton (Sinclair 63)
    • 23 Barnett

    Substitutes

    • 13 Cudworth,
    • 16 Brisley,
    • 02 Reid,
    • 07 Chalmers,
    • 20 Hamshaw,
    • 09 Sinclair,
    • 24 Mukendi

    Stevenage

    • 16 Day
    • 02 Wilson
    • 04 Charles (Beardsley 86)
    • 05 Ashton
    • 06 Foster
    • 14 Roberts
    • 25 Henry
    • 21 Mousinho
    • 24 Bostwick (Murphy 58)
    • 10 Reid (Laird 63)
    • 23 Sinclair

    Substitutes

    • 29 Welch,
    • 03 Laird,
    • 07 Murphy,
    • 08 Long,
    • 18 Bridges,
    • 12 May,
    • 20 Beardsley
    Ref: IldertonAtt: 1,346
    MACCLESFIELD
    STEVENAGE

    Possession

    • Macclesfield 46%
    • Stevenage 54%

    Attempts on target

    • Macclesfield 7
    • Stevenage 12

    Attempts off target

    • Macclesfield 7
    • Stevenage 5

    Corners

    • Macclesfield 5
    • Stevenage 7

    Fouls

    • Macclesfield 8
    • Stevenage 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:25 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+2:37 Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Mark Roberts gets a block in.
    • 90:00+1:57 Colin Daniel takes a shot. Save by Chris Day. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Wedgbury, Shaun Brisley crosses the ball.
    • 88:14 Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by John Mousinho.
    • 87:46 Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.
    • 87:04 Corner from the right by-line taken by John Mousinho, clearance by Shaun Brisley.
    • 85:37 Substitution Chris Beardsley comes on in place of Darius Charles.
    • 85:25 Effort from inside the area by Darius Charles misses to the right of the goal.
    • 83:31 Hamza Bencherif gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts. Free kick taken by Scott Laird.
    • 81:40 John Mousinho takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Brisley. Corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho.
    • 80:38 Darren Murphy fouled by Ross Draper, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Ashton.
    • 78:43 Foul by Ross Draper on Ronnie Henry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 77:22 Corner taken by Colin Daniel from the right by-line, save made by Chris Day.
    • 76:55 Robert Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper. Dan Gray restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:15 Hamza Bencherif takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.
    • 73:23 John Mousinho takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
    • 71:54 Dan Gray takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
    • 65:56 Shot by Luke Foster from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
    • 63:21 John Mousinho takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
    • 63:00 Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Scott Laird coming on for Craig Reid.
    • 62:14 Substitution Emile Sinclair on for Reneil Sappleton.
    • 62:14 Substitution Shaun Brisley replaces Carl Tremarco.
    • 61:43 The official flags Reneil Sappleton offside. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 60:26 GOAL - Robert SinclairMacclesfield 0 - 4 Stevenage Robert Sinclair finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-4 Stevenage.
    • 58:38 Darius Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Barnett. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.
    • 57:27 Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Darren Murphy coming on for Michael Bostwick.
    • 56:40 Luke Foster has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 55:39 Reneil Sappleton has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • Correction - 54:18 Effort on goal by Tyrone Barnett from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 54:18 Tyrone Barnett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 51:31 Corner taken by John Mousinho from the right by-line, Jon Ashton challenges Hamza Bencherif unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Veiga takes the indirect free kick.
    • 50:29 Effort on goal by Sam Wedgbury from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 49:58 Inswinging corner taken by Colin Daniel.
    • 47:29 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Colin Daniel, clearance made by Darius Charles.
    • 47:07 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, clearance by Darius Charles.
    • 45:51 Assist on the goal came from Jon Ashton.
    • 45:51 GOAL - Mark RobertsMacclesfield 0 - 3 Stevenage Mark Roberts finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Macclesfield 0-3 Stevenage.
    • 45:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Mousinho by Sam Wedgbury. John Mousinho takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:35 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+0:03 Effort from just outside the box by Colin Daniel goes over the bar.
    • 44:33 Mark Roberts takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.
    • 43:45 Corner taken by John Mousinho from the left by-line.
    • 41:41 Colin Daniel has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
    • 41:20 Craig Reid takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.
    • 38:30 Corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho from the left by-line, clearance made by Dan Gray. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Sam Wedgbury.
    • 36:37 Colin Daniel has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.
    • 36:07 Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.
    • 33:38 Lawrie Wilson provided the assist for the goal.
    • 33:38 GOAL - Robert SinclairMacclesfield 0 - 2 Stevenage Robert Sinclair finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Macclesfield 0-2 Stevenage.
    • 33:11 Hamza Bencherif takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
    • 32:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Charles on Colin Daniel. Sam Wedgbury takes the free kick.
    • 29:33 Craig Reid takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.
    • 28:39 Assist on the goal came from Darius Charles.
    • 28:39 GOAL - Mark RobertsMacclesfield 0 - 1 Stevenage Mark Roberts grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Stevenage.
    • 27:56 Carl Tremarco challenges Craig Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.
    • 27:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Wedgbury on Robert Sinclair. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
    • 23:36 John Mousinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
    • 23:17 Colin Daniel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day takes the free kick.
    • 21:16 Foul by Sam Wedgbury on Robert Sinclair, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Darius Charles.
    • 20:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Foster on Nathaniel Brown. Dan Gray restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:05 The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Reid. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
    • 16:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Draper on Michael Bostwick. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
    • 14:24 Foul by Mark Roberts on Colin Daniel, free kick awarded. Colin Daniel has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 12:44 Luke Foster takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Wedgbury.
    • 9:25 Nathaniel Brown produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 8:47 Robert Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Gray. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.
    • 5:37 John Mousinho challenges Colin Daniel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Colin Daniel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:00 The ball is delivered by Colin Daniel.
    • 1:13 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho from the right by-line. Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Draper.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 26 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chesterfield 39 33 75
    2 Wycombe 38 11 64
    3 Bury 38 24 62
    4 Stevenage 39 18 60
    5 Shrewsbury 38 13 60
    6 Torquay 39 18 59
    7 Rotherham 38 17 59
    8 Gillingham 38 10 57
    9 Port Vale 38 4 57
    10 Accrington 37 5 54
    11 Oxford Utd 38 0 53
    12 Crewe 38 12 52
    13 Aldershot 39 -4 52
    14 Southend 38 5 51
    15 Cheltenham 38 -11 47
    16 Macclesfield 37 -11 46
    17 Lincoln City 38 -22 46
    18 Bradford 37 -12 44
    19 Morecambe 39 -14 43
    20 Northampton 38 -7 42
    21 Hereford 36 -14 41
    22 Burton Albion 34 -10 37
    23 Barnet 39 -22 35
    24 Stockport 39 -43 35

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