Robins rule the roost at Whaddon
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.