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Macclesfield   0 - 1   Shrewsbury

Macclesfield 0-1 Shrewsbury

Macclesfield 0-1 Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Town breathed life into their promotion push with a narrow victory over luckless Macclesfield.

The home side controlled much of the game, former Liverpool trainee Craig Lindfield going close with a scissor kick and a snap shot.

Leslie put the Shrews ahead with a neat chip into the far corner before Dave Hibbert volleyed wide.

Junior Daniel wasted the Silkmen's best chance when he blasted over the bar in the closing stages.


Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Simpson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's fair to say it was a horrible, gritty performance that's seen us come away with three points. But, at this time of year, that's all that matters.

"If we want to achieve anything, we have to come to places like Macclesfield, roll our sleeves up, match them for work-rate and attitude and hope that we get a little bit of magic from our players.

"Steve Leslie's goal was a fantastic goal, and it ends up being three big points.

"I thought we had other opportunities in the second half. I'm happy with 1-0, but perhaps it could have been more."

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Saturday, 6 February 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Macclesfield 0-1 Shrewsbury FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Leslie 54

    Macclesfield

    • 01 Brain
    • 04 Hessey (Rooney 68)
    • 05 Brown
    • 06 Morgan
    • 02 Reid
    • 07 Bell
    • 15 Bolland (Brisley 36)
    • 17 Daniel yellow card
    • 09 Sinclair (Wright 59)
    • 22 Sappleton
    • 28 Lindfield

    Substitutes

    • 13 Veiga,
    • 16 Brisley,
    • 19 Lowe,
    • 14 Rooney,
    • 29 Mills,
    • 11 Wright,
    • 23 Tipton

    Shrewsbury

    • 29 Button
    • 03 Skarz
    • 05 Coughlan
    • 24 Cansdell-Sherriff
    • 06 Dunfield
    • 07 Disley (Bright 90+1)
    • 18 Leslie
    • 23 Neal (Robinson 67)
    • 28 McIntyre yellow card
    • 08 Langmead
    • 09 Hibbert yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 30 Neal,
    • 32 Taylor,
    • 15 Murray,
    • 31 Richards,
    • 33 Taylor,
    • 11 Robinson,
    • 14 Bright
    Ref: LiningtonAtt: 2,058
    MACCLESFIELD
    SHREWSBURY

    Possession

    • Macclesfield 49%
    • Shrewsbury 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Macclesfield 3
    • Shrewsbury 3

    Attempts off target

    • Macclesfield 7
    • Shrewsbury 5

    Corners

    • Macclesfield 4
    • Shrewsbury 9

    Fouls

    • Macclesfield 15
    • Shrewsbury 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:38 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Kevin McIntyre. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:34 Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Kris Bright coming on for Craig Disley.
    • 90:00+0:24 Shaun Brisley has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 88:35 The referee blows for offside against Craig Disley. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:52 Shot from just outside the box by Colin Daniel misses to the left of the goal.
    • 86:16 John Rooney has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
    • 84:54 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin McIntyre, Kevin McIntyre has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 80:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Reneil Sappleton on Joe Skarz. David Button takes the free kick.
    • 78:30 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kelvin Langmead. Jon Brain takes the indirect free kick.
    • 76:27 Effort from 30 yards by Reneil Sappleton. Graham Coughlan gets a block in.
    • 73:10 Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
    • 73:10 Booking Colin Daniel receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 73:00 Colin Daniel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre.
    • 71:48 John Rooney takes a shot. Save made by David Button.
    • 70:55 Craig Disley challenges Izak Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
    • 67:50 Substitution John Rooney replaces Sean Hessey.
    • 66:52 Substitution Jake Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Neal.
    • 65:26 Shot from a long way out by Dave Hibbert goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 64:17 Izak Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Dunfield. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the free kick.
    • 63:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Shaun Brisley. Lewis Neal takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:01 Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
    • 58:01 Substitution Emile Sinclair leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Wright.
    • 58:01 Unfair challenge on Colin Daniel by Terry Dunfield results in a free kick.
    • 55:56 Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis Neal, Dave Hibbert has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 55:24 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lewis Neal, clearance by Shaun Brisley.
    • 53:59 Craig Disley provided the assist for the goal.
    • 53:59 GOAL - Steven LeslieMacclesfield 0 - 1 Shrewsbury A goal is scored by Steven Leslie from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Shrewsbury.
    • 53:19 Lee Bell decides to take the corner short.
    • 51:40 Reneil Sappleton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead. Direct free kick taken by David Button.
    • 49:53 Craig Disley produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 49:17 Short corner taken by Craig Disley.
    • 48:07 Short corner taken by Sean Hessey. Lewis Neal takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.
    • 47:53 Dave Hibbert takes a shot. Sean Hessey gets a block in.
    • 47:19 Unfair challenge on Graham Coughlan by Craig Lindfield results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
    • 45:59 Corner taken by Lee Bell from the left by-line to the near post, David Button makes a save.
    • 45:38 Lee Bell takes a shot. Kevin McIntyre gets a block in.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:20 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:58 Joe Skarz takes a shot. Save made by Jon Brain.
    • 45:00+1:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Dave Hibbert. Terry Dunfield restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:23 Lee Bell challenges Steven Leslie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
    • Correction - 44:54 Terry Dunfield takes a shot. Jon Brain makes a save.
    • 44:54 Terry Dunfield takes a shot. David Button makes a save.
    • 44:14 Shot from just outside the area by Craig Lindfield misses to the left of the target.
    • 36:23 Jon Brain takes the free kick.
    • 36:23 Booking The referee books Dave Hibbert for unsporting behaviour.
    • 35:59 Unfair challenge on Paul Morgan by Dave Hibbert results in a free kick.
    • 35:12 Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Shaun Brisley coming on for Paul Bolland.
    • 33:34 Terry Dunfield challenges Reneil Sappleton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Reneil Sappleton.
    • 33:03 Colin Daniel produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 30:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Craig Disley. Lewis Neal takes the direct free kick.
    • 29:44 Foul by Lewis Neal on Izak Reid, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jon Brain.
    • 25:43 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin McIntyre, Jon Brain makes a save.
    • 18:55 Izak Reid fouled by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
    • 17:25 Dave Hibbert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Jon Brain.
    • 16:03 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line, clearance by Craig Disley.
    • 15:26 Kelvin Langmead concedes a free kick for a foul on Reneil Sappleton. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
    • 14:36 Graham Coughlan fouled by Craig Lindfield, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Button.
    • 12:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Hibbert by Nathaniel Brown. Terry Dunfield takes the direct free kick.
    • 11:45 Foul by Graham Coughlan on Reneil Sappleton, free kick awarded. Jon Brain takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 10:36 Corner taken by Craig Disley from the left by-line, clearance by Nathaniel Brown. Unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre by Paul Bolland results in a free kick. Lewis Neal takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:36 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Disley, Nathaniel Brown makes a clearance. Foul by Paul Bolland on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Neal.
    • 10:10 Foul by Craig Lindfield on Joe Skarz, free kick awarded. Terry Dunfield takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:33 Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 8:33 Booking Kevin McIntyre shown a yellow card.
    • 8:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Kevin McIntyre.
    • 7:00 Joe Skarz concedes a free kick for a foul on Emile Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
    • 5:20 Emile Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Coughlan. Graham Coughlan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:49 Inswinging corner taken by Lewis Neal from the right by-line, Jon Brain makes a save.
    • 4:14 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Disley, Paul Morgan manages to make a clearance.
    • 3:43 Effort from inside the area by Craig Lindfield misses to the right of the target.
    • 3:16 Reneil Sappleton fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.
    • 1:56 Reneil Sappleton fouled by Graham Coughlan, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Hessey takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 1:36 Reneil Sappleton takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Button.
    • 1:36 Reneil Sappleton takes a shot. David Button makes a save.
    • 0:10 Dave Hibbert is ruled offside. Sean Hessey takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 6 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rochdale 29 34 59
    2 Bournemouth 29 5 53
    3 Bury 28 4 51
    4 Notts County 25 32 46
    5 Rotherham 26 9 45
    6 Shrewsbury 29 6 45
    7 Chesterfield 28 5 45
    8 Accrington 25 5 42
    9 Aldershot 27 7 41
    10 Dag & Red 27 4 40
    11 Northampton 29 2 40
    12 Burton Albion 28 1 40
    13 Morecambe 28 4 38
    14 Port Vale 27 4 37
    15 Crewe 29 -3 35
    16 Bradford 27 -6 33
    17 Barnet 28 -6 32
    18 Hereford 27 -6 32
    19 Macclesfield 26 -8 29
    20 Lincoln City 27 -16 28
    21 Torquay 29 -5 27
    22 Cheltenham 27 -14 26
    23 Grimsby 28 -22 20
    24 Darlington 25 -36 14