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Wesley Thomas takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Close range headed effort by Ross Draper goes wide of the left-hand post.
Tony Diagne takes a shot. Corner taken by Sergio Torres from the right by-line.
Ross Draper is shown a yellow card.
Scott Neilson takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.
John Akinde joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tyrone Barnett.
Elliott Hewitt fouled by Dean Howell, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Brisley restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury by Sergio Torres. Shaun Brisley takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Wesley Thomas goes wide of the right-hand post.
(Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Elliott Hewitt coming on for Jonathan Bateson.
Wesley Thomas scores a headed goal from just inside the area. Crawley Town 2-0 Macclesfield.The assist for the goal came from Hope Akpan.
Hope Akpan takes a shot. Matthew Tubbs leaves the field to be replaced by Wesley Thomas. Scott Neilson replaces Scott Davies. Emile Sinclair goes off and Matthew Hamshaw comes on. Shaun Brisley gets a block in.
Hope Akpan takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Brisley.
Matthew Tubbs fouled by Jonathan Bateson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Davies, Jonathan Bateson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal. Lewis Chalmers goes off and John Grant comes on.
Tyrone Barnett grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Crawley Town 1-0 Macclesfield.Scott Davies provided the assist for the goal. Corner taken right-footed by Sergio Torres. Effort from outside the penalty area by Sergio Torres goes wide left of the target. Corner taken by Scott Davies from the right by-line.
Effort on goal by Nathaniel Brown from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Jose Veiga takes the indirect free kick.
Sergio Torres produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.
Scott Davies goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Carl Tremarco by Scott Davies results in a free kick. Lewis Chalmers restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Davies on Ben Tomlinson. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hunt on Emile Sinclair. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.
Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Wedgbury.
Scott Davies has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Sergio Torres fouled by Ross Draper, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Davies has an effort direct from the free kick.
Tyrone Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Brisley. Shaun Brisley restarts play with the free kick.
David Hunt fouled by Tony Diagne, the ref awards a free kick. David Hunt takes the free kick. Charlie Wassmer produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Shot by Tyrone Barnett from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.
Inswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Charlie Wassmer misses to the left of the goal. Josh Simpson takes a shot. Shaun Brisley gets a block in. Shot from just outside the area by Matthew Tubbs misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Brisley on Matthew Tubbs. Free kick taken by Scott Davies. Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Shaun Brisley gets a block in. Josh Simpson takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Diagne. Lewis Chalmers takes the inswinging corner, Kyle McFadzean manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Matthew Tubbs from just inside the area clears the bar.
Carl Tremarco challenges Josh Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Dean Howell results in a free kick. Shaun Brisley restarts play with the free kick.
Red Devils have Hope
Hope Akpan is back in the Crawley squad for the first Football League fixture at the Broadfield Stadium against Macclesfield.
Midfielder Akpan, a summer signing from Everton, missed Saturday's 2-2 draw against Port Vale through suspension having been sent off against AFC Wimbledon in their Carling Cup preliminary round play-off.
But defender John Dempster now has to sit out after he was dismissed for two bookings at Vale Park.
Dempster would have served his ban at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night but that match was postponed due to the riots in London.
First-choice goalkeeper Michel Kuipers' rib injury will be checked over while skipper Pablo Mills (ankle) and fellow defender Jamie Day (back) are still on the sidelines.
Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson could be boosted by the return of captain Paul Morgan for the trip to Crawley.
The defender missed the end of last season with a broken arm but is edging closer towards full fitness and may come into contention to face Steve Evans' side.
Tom Fisher (knee) and Vinny Mukendi (hamstring) remain sidelined and Waide Fairhurst will be assessed.
The striker was forced off after just 42 minutes of Saturday's 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Dagenham following a heavy challenge.
He played no part in Tuesday's shock 2-0 win at Hull in the first round of the Carling Cup - a result which left Simpson beaming with pride.
"They worked their socks off for each other," he said.
Red Devils seal historic win
Second-half goals from Tyrone Barnett and substitute Wesley Thomas gave Crawley their first-ever Football League win as Macclesfield were beaten 2-0.
Last season`s Conference champions were good value for their win against defence-minded visitors.
Former Macclesfield striker Barnett powerfully headed home a Scott Davies corner in the 58th minute.
Barnett had forced the corner moments earlier when his low shot was pushed wide by the legs of goalkeeper Jose Veiga.
Veiga produced a fine one-handed save to deny David Hunt but substitute Thomas made the game safe for Crawley 15 minutes from time with a looping header. Thomas got the better of Veiga in an aerial challenge after a throughball by Sergio Torres.
Macclesfield rarely posed an attacking threat and came closest to scoring when Tony Diagne had a shot saved by Scott Shearer.
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