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Moss Rose Ground (ATT 2,740) 13th March 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Wright

Macc'field Macclesfield Town vs Bury Bury

Macc'field 2

B Wright (30)
C Lindfield (57)

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Bury 0

R Lowe (S/O 44)

Silkmen triumph on emotional day

Macclesfield pay tribute with convincing win

Last Updated: 13/03/10 7:01pm

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Wright: Opened the scoring

Wright: Opened the scoring

Macclesfield Town paid tribute to their late manager Keith Alexander with a convincing 2-0 win over 10-man Bury.

After an emotional build-up to the first home game since Alexander's passing, including floral tributes from all six clubs he had previously managed, the team he built did him proud on the pitch.

They might have taken the lead after 14 minutes when Ross Draper chested down a John Rooney cross for sub Craig Lindfield to volley inches past the upright.

But the Silkmen did break the deadlock after 29 minutes as Emile Sinclair broke down the left before picking out Ben Wright to stroke home his third goal of the season with a neat left-footed shot from eight yards.

Almost levelled

Bury almost levelled three minutes before the break. Michael Jones' free-kick crashed off the post and Ryan Lowe saw a shot blocked on the line by Shaun Brisley after the ball had been clipped back into the box.

Moments later the angry Lowe was sent off for a needless off-the-ball elbow on Macc skipper Sean Hessey.

The hosts extended their lead after 57 minutes when a Nat Brown volley was blocked on the six-yard line for Lindfield to turn neatly and drill home his second of the season.

Out-of-sorts Bury were then denied by home keeper Jon Brain, who tipped a looping header from Tom Elliott over the bar.

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1 Burton Albion 5 13
2 Cheltenham Town 5 13
3 Morecambe 5 12
4 Shrewsbury Town 5 11
5 Wycombe Wanderers 5 10
6 Bury 5 10
7 Portsmouth 5 10
8 Northampton Town 5 8
9 Cambridge United 5 7
10 Plymouth Argyle 5 7
11 Tranmere Rovers 5 7
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 5 7
13 AFC Wimbledon 5 7
14 Southend United 5 7
15 Stevenage 5 7
16 Mansfield Town 5 6
17 York City 5 5
18 Luton Town 5 5
19 Newport County AFC 5 4
20 Hartlepool United 5 3
21 Exeter City 5 2
22 Carlisle United 5 2
23 Oxford United 5 1
24 Accrington Stanley 5 1

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