Robins rule the roost at Whad­don

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CHEL­TENHAM ................. 2 MAC­CLES­FIELD .............. 0

MAC­CLES­FIELD suf­fered a de­feat at Whad­don Road last Tues­day af­ter com­ing up short against Chel­tenham Town.

Goals from Danny Wright and Harry Pell were enough for the hosts as they in­flicted a sec­ond away de­feat in five days on the Silk­men.

The Robins started brightly with Wright com­ing close for the home side, but his close range header went wide of Sh­wan Jalal’s goal, af­ter a good cross from Lee Vaughan evaded Mac­cles­field’s de­fence.

On the 16th minute the dead­lock was bro­ken. Cap­tain Danny Whi­taker fouled Kyle Storer on the right wing, and it was Storer who sent in the re­sult­ing free-kick.

His curl­ing ef­fort was headed home by Pell in the cen­tre of the box leav­ing Jalal with no chance.

Just min­utes be­fore the half time whis­tle, Mac­cles­field’s Paul Lewis launched into a heavy chal­lenge on Pell, com­pletely miss­ing the ball and re­ceiv­ing the first cau­tion of the game from the ref­eree.

From the re­sult­ing free-kick came a move straight off the train­ing ground and into the Mac­cles­field goal to make it 2-0.

Storer played a short di­ag­o­nal ball into Billy Wa­ters and his one touch pass was fin­ished by Wright from close-range.

In the sec­ond half and the visi­tors went close to pulling one back early on. It was Danny Rowe who looked most dan­ger­ous for Mac­cles­field as his low shot from out­side the box went just wide of Dil­lon Phillips in the Chel­tenham goal.

Chris Hol­royd was the next to threaten when he pow­er­fully met Whi­taker’s cor­ner, and when the ball ric­o­cheted off Amari Mor­gan-Smith, Storer was on the line to see the ball away for his team.

As the game edged to­wards the last ten min­utes, Mac­cles­field’s Kris­tian Dennis fired a weak low shot from out­side the box as the Silk­men en­dured a frus­trat­ing night and were con­demned to de­feat.

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