Although they left Burton empty-handed, Macclesfield deserved much, much more for their labours.

With Macc behind at the break, a tactical switch was undone by a moment of madness from substitute Vinny Mukendi, whose contribution lasted no more than 13 seconds.

A dreadful error from in-demand right back Elliott Hewitt had let Burton in for the winning goal 11 minutes in. The youngster coughed up possession to Jacques Maghoma and, although Jose Veiga was equal to the Burton man`s shot, lethal striker Billy Kee was on hand to thump in the rebound.

It was a deficit that Macc barely deserved after a half that saw Scott Boden skew a shot on the turn, Ross Draper completely miss Sam Wedgbury`s through ball and Shaun Brisley send a header wide.

The second half began disastrously for Gary Simpson`s men though. Replacing Tony Diagne with Mukendi, the Macc boss had planned to switch to 4-3-3 but without touching the ball, the young striker made a prompt exit, seeing a straight red card for a challenge on Ryan Austin.

The better side in the first half, the 10 Silkmen that remained made a real fist of the second period.

And although Boden knocked over from close range, substitute Waide Fairhurst forced a good save from the man-of-the-match Burton goalkeeper Ross Atkins, and Nat Brown headed wide in injury time, the Brewers weathered the storm to see out the win.

Source: http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/sport/football/macclesfield_town/s/1464188_burton-albion-1-macclesfield-0

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