Substitute Paul Lewis headed a stoppage-time winner as Macclesfield secured a fifth win in their last six matches with victory at Forest Green.

Matthew Barnes-Homer gave Forest Green an early lead with a 12-yard effort.

Macclesfield hit back through Steve Williams before the break and Danny Whitaker struck the visitors' second.

Yan Klukowski levelled from the spot after keeper Rhys Taylor brought down James Norwood before Danny Andrews' cross was headed home by Lewis late on.

Forest Green have now lost six of their last seven games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"They are absolutely devastated. There are some players with blood on their shirt. They have given everything and I know nobody would argue with that.

"We've come up with a very simple conclusion that as hard as we work, we've got to work harder. There is no simple solution to this. It's a game we feel we should won.

"They are so distraught and desperate to do well for the shirt and Forest Green Rovers.

"I am really disappointed, I feel for my players and staff, they are giving me everything and I'm asking for more. I'm the leader, people look to me and I have to stay strong, which I will."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 03 Stokes
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 23 Barry (Koroma - 94' )
  • 24 Kelly
  • 10 Vieira (Klukowski - 61' )
  • 18 Barnes-Homer Booked
  • 09 Wright
  • 30 Mangan (Norwood - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Klukowski
  • 07 Norwood
  • 20 Koroma
  • 11 Forbes
  • 13 Bulman

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor Booked
  • 12 Williams Booked
  • 26 Halls (Bolton - 32' )
  • 03 Andrew Booked
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 02 Connor
  • 09 Holroyd (Boden - 72' )
  • 08 Jennings (Lewis - 80' )
  • 11 Winn

Substitutes

  • 14 Gnahoua
  • 19 Boden
  • 15 Lewis
  • 05 Bolton
  • 24 Rowe
Ref: Daniel Cook
Att: 1,181

Match Stats

Shots

17 11

On target

5 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 16

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

90:00 +4:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

90:00 +4:33

Foul by Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +4:33

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Koroma replaces Anthony Barry.

90:00 +2:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 3. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

87:23

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

87:03

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

86:47

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

85:17

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

85:04

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

84:30

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

83:50

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

83:24

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

82:50

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

82:50

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

82:25

Foul by James Bolton (Macclesfield Town).

82:25

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

80:13

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

79:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Connor Jennings.

79:31

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77:56

Foul by James Bolton (Macclesfield Town).

77:56

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

75:56

Attempt blocked. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Norwood.

74:39 Booking

Booking Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:32

Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

74:32

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

74:08

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72:21

Hand ball by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

71:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden replaces Chris Holroyd.

70:48

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

70:37

Attempt blocked. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

70:06

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

69:25

Hand ball by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

68:54

Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

67:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

66:42 Booking

Booking Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66:33

Penalty conceded by Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

66:33

Penalty Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood draws a foul in the penalty area.

65:02

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

65:02

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

64:07

Attempt blocked. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:17

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

61:27

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski replaces Magno Vieira.

60:03

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

60:03

Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

58:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

57:23 Booking

Booking Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:17

Hand ball by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

56:56

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

56:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andrew Mangan.

54:08

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

54:08

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

53:06

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

53:06

Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

51:28 Booking

Booking Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:06

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

51:06

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

50:43

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

50:43

Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

50:29

Attempt blocked. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:13

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

47:18

Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:43

Attempt blocked. Magno Vieira (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ed Asafu-Adjaye with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

45:00 +2:12

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

45:00 +1:47

Attempt blocked. Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:50

Foul by James Bolton (Macclesfield Town).

43:50

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

40:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

39:50

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

39:50

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

38:56

Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

38:56

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

38:00

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Peter Winn tries a through ball, but Peter Winn is caught offside.

37:36

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

37:13

Attempt blocked. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:34

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

33:34

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

32:55

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

32:39

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

32:10

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

31:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. James Bolton replaces Andy Halls.

30:00

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

30:00

Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

29:29

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

29:29

Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

27:46

Foul by Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers).

27:46

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

26:49

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

22:42

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

22:42

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

19:56

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers).

19:56

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

19:00

Attempt blocked. Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

17:50

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Winn with a cross.

16:55

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

16:55

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

14:48

Attempt missed. Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

9:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).

6:07

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

2:13

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Barnes-Homer with a cross.

0:25

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

0:25

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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