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Cheltenham 2-0 Macclesfield

Cheltenham 2-0 Macclesfield

Goals from Jeff Goulding and Jimmy Spencer handed Cheltenham Town victory over Macclesfield.

Robins top scorer Goulding opened their account from the penalty spot after midfielder Scott Kay had clumsily brought down Russell Penn in the area.

Macc dominated the second half and should have levelled but Lewis Chalmers scuffed his shot wide from six yards.

Cheltenham sealed the win late on when Josh Low's cross reached Spencer who steered it past goalkeeper Jose Veiga.

The win moves Mark Yates' side up to fifth in the League Two table, while the Silkmen slide to 19th.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates tells BBC Gloucestershire:

"We found a couple moments of quality to win the game but overall we huffed and puffed and didn't get going in the second half.

"After last week's scrappy game where we came away with nothing, we're happy that we came away with a win and a clean sheet after an equally scrappy game.

"We comfortably won the game even though we didn't play well but we know we need to improve the performances."

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Second half we've had all the play, all the pressure without really dominating them.

"To be fair to them at the end they've got the second, but I felt it was a game we shouldn't have lost.

"I thought he [George Donnelly] did okay. He tried hard, worked hard and he gives us another option."

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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cheltenham 2-0 Macclesfield FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Goulding (pen) 34
  • Spencer 88

    Cheltenham

    • 12 Butland
    • 02 Lowe yellow card
    • 03 Andrew
    • 06 Elliott
    • 15 Bennett
    • 08 Low
    • 16 Penn
    • 25 Summerfield
    • 09 Duffy (Spencer 59)
    • 10 Goulding (Jombati 90+1)
    • 23 Mohamed (Smikle 75)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Brown,
    • 22 Jombati,
    • 04 Bird,
    • 11 Smikle,
    • 14 Spencer

    Macclesfield

    • 01 Veiga
    • 02 Bateson
    • 03 Tremarco (Daniel 68)
    • 05 Brown
    • 14 Diagne
    • 16 Brisley
    • 04 Kay yellow card (Mukendi 58)
    • 07 Chalmers (Hamshaw 69)
    • 08 Draper
    • 17 Wedgebury
    • 09 Donnelly

    Substitutes

    • 11 Daniel,
    • 20 Hamshaw,
    • 10 Mukendi,
    • 15 Grant,
    • 23 Tomlinson
    Ref: PhillipsAtt: 2,268
    CHELTENHAM
    MACCLESFIELD

    Possession

    • Cheltenham 53%
    • Macclesfield 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Cheltenham 4
    • Macclesfield 0

    Attempts off target

    • Cheltenham 2
    • Macclesfield 4

    Corners

    • Cheltenham 3
    • Macclesfield 7

    Fouls

    • Cheltenham 14
    • Macclesfield 11
    • Correction - 97:16 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • Final Result
    • 94:10 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:01 Jonathan Bateson crosses the ball, save by Jack Butland. Corner from right by-line taken by Jonathan Bateson.
    • 90:00+0:23 Substitution Sido Jombati comes on in place of Jeff Goulding.
    • 89:47 The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Brown, clearance made by Steve Elliott.
    • 87:47 Joshua Low provided the assist for the goal.
    • 87:47 GOAL - James SpencerCheltenham 2 - 0 Macclesfield Goal scored by James Spencer from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 2-0 Macclesfield.
    • 87:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tony Diagne. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.
    • 84:54 Foul by Luke Summerfield on Ross Draper, free kick awarded. Sam Wedgbury takes the free kick.
    • 83:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Brisley by James Spencer. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
    • 82:36 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Andrew, Jose Veiga makes a save.
    • 80:42 Foul by Jeff Goulding on Sam Wedgbury, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
    • 79:48 Joshua Low gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne. Free kick crossed by Matthew Hamshaw, clearance by Alan Bennett.
    • 78:33 Danny Andrew delivers the ball.
    • 77:20 Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:20 Booking Keith Lowe goes into the referee's book.
    • 77:02 Keith Lowe challenges Sam Wedgbury unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 75:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Colin Daniel. Keith Lowe takes the free kick.
    • 73:46 Substitution Brian Smikle is brought on as a substitute for Kaid Mohamed.
    • 73:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Brisley by Jeff Goulding. Free kick taken by Sam Wedgbury.
    • 73:10 Vinny Mukendi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 71:52 Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury.
    • 71:24 The ball is delivered by Keith Lowe, save by Jose Veiga.
    • 69:46 Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, clearance made by Keith Lowe.
    • 69:08 Foul by Sam Wedgbury on Kaid Mohamed, free kick awarded. Steve Elliott restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:14 Substitution Matthew Hamshaw comes on in place of Lewis Chalmers.
    • 67:50 Joshua Low gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Chalmers. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.
    • 67:01 Substitution Colin Daniel replaces Carl Tremarco.
    • 64:56 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sam Wedgbury.
    • 61:42 James Spencer is caught offside. Free kick taken by Carl Tremarco.
    • 60:25 The ball is swung over by Lewis Chalmers.
    • 59:49 Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury.
    • 58:24 Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with James Spencer coming on for Darryl Duffy.
    • 57:43 The ball is sent over by Lewis Chalmers, save by Jack Butland.
    • 57:15 Substitution Vinny Mukendi replaces Scott Kay.
    • 56:09 A cross is delivered by Lewis Chalmers, Joshua Low fouled by Ross Draper, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Lowe takes the direct free kick. Clearance made by Keith Lowe.
    • 54:49 Tony Diagne fouled by Joshua Low, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
    • 54:16 Unfair challenge on Steve Elliott by Ross Draper results in a free kick. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Brisley. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Butland.
    • 48:55 Lewis Chalmers takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 48:04 Long range shot by Sam Wedgbury goes wide right of the goal.
    • 46:12 Handball by Kaid Mohamed. Shaun Brisley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:23 Centre by Jonathan Bateson.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:00 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+0:32 Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Summerfield. Russell Penn takes the free kick.
    • 42:52 Jonathan Bateson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 38:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Summerfield on Ross Draper. Lewis Chalmers takes the free kick.
    • 36:17 The referee blows for offside. Jack Butland takes the free kick.
    • 34:47 Jonathan Bateson sends in a cross.
    • 34:00 GOAL - Jeff GouldingCheltenham 1 - 0 Macclesfield Jeff Goulding scores a placed penalty. Cheltenham 1-0 Macclesfield.
    • 32:52 Darryl Duffy fouled by Scott Kay, the ref awards a Penalty.
    • 31:26 Foul by Darryl Duffy on Lewis Chalmers, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
    • 30:37 Unfair challenge on Scott Kay by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
    • 29:32 Kaid Mohamed has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 27:49 Direct free kick taken by Danny Andrew.
    • 27:49 Booking The referee shows Scott Kay a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 27:30 Scott Kay concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Goulding.
    • 26:04 Alan Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Tony Diagne from right channel, clearance by Steve Elliott.
    • 23:56 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, Kaid Mohamed makes a clearance.
    • 23:04 Tony Diagne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy. Keith Lowe restarts play with the free kick.
    • 22:04 Joshua Low takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.
    • 21:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Jonathan Bateson. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.
    • 19:25 Joshua Low crosses the ball, Jonathan Bateson makes a clearance.
    • 17:31 Danny Andrew delivers the ball, save made by Jose Veiga.
    • 16:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Carl Tremarco. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.
    • 16:35 Centre by Jonathan Bateson, clearance by Alan Bennett.
    • 15:17 Danny Andrew crosses the ball.
    • 11:42 Shot on goal by Ross Draper from just inside the area goes over the target.
    • 10:56 Keith Lowe crosses the ball.
    • 9:03 Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew from the left by-line, Keith Lowe takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
    • 7:27 Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Andrew, save by Jose Veiga.
    • 7:15 The ball is delivered by Joshua Low, Jonathan Bateson makes a clearance.
    • 5:36 Joshua Low takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
    • 4:24 Foul by Keith Lowe on Lewis Chalmers, free kick awarded. Scott Kay takes the free kick.
    • 3:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Duffy on Jonathan Bateson. Free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.
    • 2:29 Lewis Chalmers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding. Danny Andrew takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 0:36 Shot by Jeff Goulding from just outside the area goes over the net.
    • 0:36 Jeff Goulding produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 10 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Morecambe 7 13 16
    2 Rotherham 7 9 16
    3 Shrewsbury 7 4 14
    4 Crawley Town 7 2 13
    5 Cheltenham 7 3 12
    6 Torquay 7 3 12
    7 Port Vale 7 5 11
    8 Gillingham 7 1 11
    9 AFC Wimbledon 7 0 11
    10 Burton Albion 7 1 10
    11 Dag & Red 7 -2 10
    12 Southend 7 -3 10
    13 Swindon 7 2 9
    14 Oxford Utd 7 0 9
    15 Crewe 7 -2 9
    16 Bristol Rovers 7 -2 9
    17 Accrington St 7 -2 9
    18 Aldershot 7 -2 8
    19 Macclesfield 7 0 7
    20 Bradford 7 -1 6
    21 Northampton 7 -3 6
    22 Barnet 7 -5 6
    23 Hereford 7 -9 5
    24 Plymouth 7 -12 1

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