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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Bury 43 79
5 Southend United 43 78
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39

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