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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12

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