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                                                    Braintree Town
                                                    0-3
                                                    Macclesfield
                                                    Amari Morgan-Smith (32 mins)
                                                    Waide Fairhurst (67 mins)
                                                    Waide Fairhurst (80 mins)

                                                    Blue Square Bet Premier , Jan 8, 2013
                                                    Ground: Cressing Road , Kickoff: 19:45 , Att 502

                                                    Team news

                                                    Braintree wait on duo Braintree will check on Danny Naisbitt and Sam Habergham ahead of the visit of FA Cup giantkillers Macclesfield.

                                                    Goalkeeper Naisbitt missed Saturday's 4-1 win over Tamworth due to an ankle injury, with Nathan McDonald stepping in to make his first appearance of the season and his 100th for the club.

                                                    Full-back Habergham was also sidelined with the dead leg he suffered against Cambridge on New Year's Day.

                                                    Midfielder Bradley Dack joined the club on loan from Gillingham on Friday and made his debut as a final-minute substitute against Tamworth, so he should be involved again against the side which stunned Championship leaders Cardiff at the weekend.

                                                    Midfielder Brad Quinton is still on the sidelines with a calf injury.

                                                    Macclesfield will be without Ryan Jackson when they come back down to earth.

                                                    Defender Jackson missed Saturday's historic clash through suspension after he was sent off against Southport on New Year's Day, and he is now halfway through a three-match ban.

                                                    Pablo Mills replaced Jackson against the Bluebirds and should keep his place.

                                                    Matthew Barnes-Homer was an injury doubt ahead of the weekend but proved his fitness in style with the late double which sent Macclesfield through.

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                                                    Last modified 22:02 08/01/13

                                                    Fairhurst nets brace in Macc romp Waide Fairhurst scored twice as FA Cup giant-killers Macclesfield moved to within six points of the play-offs with an emphatic 3-0 win at strugglers Braintree.

                                                    Sean Marks came close to opening the scoring for the hosts inside 10 minutes but Lance Cronin produced a fine stop to keep out his volleyed attempt.

                                                    The visiting keeper had to be alert again minutes before the half-hour mark to deny Dan Holman with another smart save.

                                                    Cronin's early work was rewarded after 32 minutes when the Silkmen - who knocked Cardiff out of the FA Cup on Saturday - took the lead through Amari Morgan-Smith who finished neatly from six yards.

                                                    They doubled their advantage after 67 minutes when Fairhurst netted from close range after Peter Winn's corner was not cleared.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    Braintree TownRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    1 Nathan McDonald
                                                    2 Ryan Peters
                                                    19 Dean Wells
                                                    15 Alan Massey
                                                    28 Ryan Watts
                                                    17 James Mulley(sub 81)
                                                    8 Kenny Davis
                                                    7 Nicky Symons
                                                    11 Daniel Sparkes(sub 67)
                                                    20 Dan Holman(sub 81)
                                                    9 Sean Marks
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    5 Matthew Paine
                                                    12 Luke Daley(sub 67)
                                                    14 Kaine Sheppard(sub 81)
                                                    26 Declan Hunt
                                                    29 Bradley Dack(sub 81)
                                                    MacclesfieldRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Lance Cronin
                                                    22 Craig Braham-Barrett
                                                    34 Pablo Mills
                                                    5 Nathaniel Brown
                                                    11 Peter Winn
                                                    7 Jack Mackreth
                                                    8 Keiran Murtagh
                                                    17 Sam Wedgbury
                                                    18 Charlie Henry
                                                    10 Amari Morgan-Smith Goal
                                                    20 Waide Fairhurst Goal
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    13 Andrew Mills
                                                    14 Tony Diagne
                                                    16 Junior Yiadom
                                                    28 Arthur Gnahoua

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