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Waide Fairhurst produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Hewitt by Lathanial Rowe-Turner. The referee shows Lathanial Rowe-Turner a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Waide Fairhurst.
Mark Ellis fouled by Nathaniel Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
Lathanial Rowe-Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Hewitt. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Bateson.
Lathanial Rowe-Turner produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Corner taken by Waide Fairhurst, Nathaniel Brown produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Waide Fairhurst.
Elliott Hewitt takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
Shaun Brisley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Macclesfield 1-2 Torquay.Assist by Elliott Hewitt.
Joe Oastler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne. Carl Tremarco takes the free kick.
Carl Tremarco gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Taiwo Atieno. (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Lathanial Rowe-Turner coming on for Danny Stevens. Sam Wedgbury leaves the field to be replaced by Elliott Hewitt. Damon Lathrope restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Eunan O'Kane from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Danny Stevens takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and hits the post.
Corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line to the near post, A goal is scored by Mark Ellis from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-2 Torquay.Assist on the goal came from Chris Robertson.
Ben Mills is caught offside. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Ian Morris for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Tremarco.
Carl Tremarco concedes a free kick for a foul on Eunan O'Kane. Direct free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
Waide Fairhurst replaces Matthew Hamshaw.
Corner taken by Eunan O'Kane played to the near post, clearance made by Colin Daniel.
Lee Mansell takes a shot. Sam Wedgbury gets a block in.
Shot from deep inside the area by Ben Mills clears the bar.
Colin Daniel takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Carl Tremarco played to the near post, clearance made by Ian Morris.
Ben Mills is brought on as a substitute for George Donnelly.
Joe Oastler takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.
Damon Lathrope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Hamshaw. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Bateson.
The referee gives a free kick against Taiwo Atieno for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.
Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson.
Header from close range by Colin Daniel hits the post.
Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Mansell.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Taiwo Atieno.
Kevin Nicholson takes the outswinging corner, Ian Morris finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Macclesfield 0-1 Torquay.Mark Ellis provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the right by-line, Jonathan Bateson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is delivered by Colin Daniel, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Tony Diagne takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
Shot on goal by Joe Oastler from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Lee Mansell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Joe Oastler produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Sam Wedgbury.
Matthew Hamshaw produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
Ian Morris fouled by George Donnelly, the ref awards a free kick. George Donnelly is given a yellow card. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Stevens takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Veiga by Lee Mansell. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
Eunan O'Kane takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Colin Daniel.
Unfair challenge on Taiwo Atieno by Jonathan Bateson results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
Drilled left-footed shot by Carl Tremarco. Robert Olejnik makes a save.
Shot by Arnaud Mendy from outside the box goes over the target.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury played to the near post.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Hamshaw by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Colin Daniel manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Jonathan Bateson, save by Robert Olejnik.
Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Brisley.
Sam Wedgbury has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Taiwo Atieno produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Taiwo Atieno concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Brown. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line played to the near post, Mark Ellis takes a shot. Carl Tremarco gets a block in.
Eunan O'Kane produces a cross.
Arnaud Mendy concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mansell. Free kick taken by Chris Robertson.
Danny Stevens crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Hamshaw.
Wedgbury faces fitness fight
Sam Wedgbury is battling to be fit for Macclesfield's meeting with Torquay.
The 22-year-old is nursing a stomach complaint and will visit a specialist next week in order to address the problem long-term, but is hopeful of being involved when the Gulls visit Moss Rose.
The prognosis is less encouraging for fellow midfielder Lewis Chalmers, who has learned he needs to undergo an operation to cure a hernia problem and faces four weeks on the sidelines.
Scott Kay stepped up his work in training this week after a lengthy absence with a thigh injury and is expected to be available to boss Gary Simpson.
The game comes too soon for Ben Tomlinson (ankle) and the forward will target next Tuesday's FA Cup third-round replay against Bolton, while Adam Roberts, Scott Draper (both foot) and Greg Daniel (thigh) remain unavailable.
Striker Ben Mills is in line to make his Macclesfield debut after joining from Nantwich this week.
Rene Howe will serve the final match of a four-game ban for Torquay.
The striker picked up the suspension after receiving his second red card of the season during the 3-1 defeat to Accrington on December 17.
Ashley Yeoman and Taiwo Atieno will be hoping to be given the chance to impress in Howe's extended absence.
Defender Brian Saah is nearing a return to the first-team squad following a groin injury, as the Gulls go into the match looking to build on a recent run of just one defeat in 11 league games.
With winger Billy Bodin having returned to parent club Swindon following the end of his loan spell at Plainmoor, Ian Morris is likely to be handed a recall in midfield.
Gulls at the double against Macc
Torquay scored twice from close range in the second half to extend their unbeaten run to four games with a 2-1 victory at Macclesfield.
The visitors should have scored in the 21st minute, but Taiwo Atieno headed a Kevin Nicholson cross over the bar from just six yards out.
Carl Tremarco went close for Macc, stinging the hands of Gulls keeper Robert Olejnik with a 22-yard rising drive, while home stopper Jose Veiga had to be at his best at the other end to parry wide a fierce 20-yard drive from Danny Stevens as the two teams went into half-time goalless.
After the break, Tony Diagne forced a full-length save from Olejnik with a low 25-yard shot before Torquay took the lead after 51 minutes.
Ian Morris headed home a bouncing ball in the six-yard box to give the Devon side the advantage.
Macc were unlucky not to be back on level terms in the 55th minute when a back-header from Colin Daniel rebounded off the far post into the arms of Olejnik before, seconds later, Torquay's Danny Stevens' four-yard drive was cleared off the line by Shaun Brisley.
Joseph Oastler forced another reaction stop from Veiga with a 10-yard snap-shot as Torquay pushed for a second, while substitute Ben Mills went close to equalising for the hosts with a 15-yard drive which flew inches over the bar in the 65th minute.
However, it was the away side who got the second goal of the game though Mark Ellis, who extended the Gulls' lead in the 75th minute with a volley on the turn from eight yards.
Macc were given a lifeline when centre-back Brisley headed home an Elliot Hewitt cross in the 82nd minute but it was too little too late.
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