Stevenage 1-0 Macclesfield Town - Boro back to winning ways thanks to Danny Newton header

PUBLISHED: 16:58 08 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 08 September 2018

Danny Newton of Stevenage in the League Two game. Picture: DANNY LOO

Danny Newton of Stevenage in the League Two game. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Stevenage got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town at the Lamex on Saturday.

Boro boss Dino Maamria said he wanted to ‘keep the buzz around town’ ahead of Saturday’s game, and did so by sinking struggling Macclesfield to claim a fourth victory of the season.

Danny Newton’s goal was enough to sweep the Silkmen aside, as Boro put back-to-back defeats behind them with three-points.

The first-half saw good chances for both sides but looked like it would end goalless, until Joel Byrom’s cross found the head of Danny Newton after 41-minutes. The battling forward - Boro’s player of the season last term - rose from the centre of the box and nodded the header in for a 1-0 scoreline at the break.

The restart saw a stop-start affair, with the Silkmen going in search of their first League Two victory in eight-seasons, after promotion from the National League last term.

Despite some nervous moments, Boro were able to contain the visitors and claim victory in the first meeting between the two sides since Boro’s first League Two game eight years ago.

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