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Moss Rose Ground (ATT 4,214) 31st December 2011 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: P Tierney

Macc'field Macclesfield Town vs Port Vale Port Vale

Macc'field 2

S Tomlinson (og 37)
G Donnelly (71)

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Port Vale 1

M Richards (61)

Silkmen get one over Valiants

Last Updated: 31/12/11 3:45pm

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Donnelly: Struck the winner

Donnelly: Struck the winner

Macclesfield ended their goal drought to win their first league game in eight as they downed Port Vale 2-1 on Saturday.

George Donnelly's winner on 71 minutes denied the Valiants a fourth successive win after Marc Richards had cancelled out Stuart Tomlinson's early own goal.

The Silkmen took the lead in the 36th minute when a Matt Hamshaw half-volley from distance came off the underside of the bar and bounced in off Tomlinson.

Moments after the break, Macc goalkeeper Jose Veiga fumbled a deflected Jennison Myrie-Williams drive wide of the upright.

Vale equalised in the 61st minute, substitute Richards on hand to head home a Doug Loft cross on the bounce at the far post.

But moments after Jon Bateson had cleared a Ben Williamson shot off the line, Donnelly raced clear at the other end to blast home the hosts' second and seal victory in the 71st minute.

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