Macclesfield Town boosted their Conference Premier play-off hopes with a 2-1 win over Tamworth.

Danny Andrew fired in a free-kick from 30 yards to open the scoring, before Kevin Thornton's effort found the top corner to level for the visitors.

But Scott Boden fired in the winner from the edge of the box to give Macclesfield back-to-back victories for the first time since February.

The result leaves Tamworth in 23rd place, eight points adrift of safety.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor Booked
  • 03 Andrew
  • 04 Martin
  • 12 Williams
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 24 Rowe (Gnahoua - 57' )
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 06 Turnbull Booked
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 09 Holroyd (Lewis - 84' )
  • 19 Boden

Substitutes

  • 18 Sodje
  • 25 Kay
  • 26 Halls
  • 14 Gnahoua
  • 15 Lewis

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 12 Caprice
  • 02 Evans
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 34 Keane
  • 32 Mahon (Haworth - 81' )
  • 11 Thornton
  • 08 Baker
  • 26 Barnes-Homer (Richards - 81' Booked )
  • 17 Peniket (Hoban - 70' )
  • 14 Godden

Substitutes

  • 10 Byfield
  • 03 Hoban
  • 25 Haworth
  • 18 Woolery
  • 09 Richards
Ref: Martin Coy
Att: 1,352

Match Stats

Shots

15 15

On target

4 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Tamworth 1.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Tamworth 1.

90:00 +3:37

Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).

90:00 +3:37

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:59

Attempt blocked. Jake Caprice (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:23

Attempt missed. Justin Richards (Tamworth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +1:07

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

90:00 +1:07

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

89:59

Attempt saved. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

88:02

Corner, Tamworth.

87:48

Attempt blocked. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Chris Holroyd.

82:51 Booking

Booking Justin Richards (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:51 Booking

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

82:45

Foul by Justin Richards (Tamworth).

82:45

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Haworth replaces Gavin Mahon.

80:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Justin Richards replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

79:55

Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77:55

Corner, Tamworth.

76:01

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from outside the box misses to the left.

75:33

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

75:33

Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

73:42

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73:13

Offside, Tamworth. Claudiu Hoban tries a through ball, but Claudiu Hoban is caught offside.

72:21

Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).

72:21

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

70:45

Offside, Tamworth. Claudiu Hoban tries a through ball, but Claudiu Hoban is caught offside.

69:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Claudiu Hoban replaces Richard Peniket.

67:03

Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Thornton.

66:44

Corner, Tamworth.

66:35

Attempt blocked. Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:42

Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

62:26

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:55

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

61:55

Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

60:33

Corner, Tamworth.

60:23

Attempt saved. Richard Baker (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

59:11

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

58:59

Attempt blocked. Richard Baker (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

57:09

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

57:09

Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

56:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Arthur Gnahoua replaces Danny M. Rowe.

56:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Tamworth 1. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Whitaker with a cross.

55:37

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

55:37

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

54:55

Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

52:53

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

52:53

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

49:34

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

49:34

Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

46:38

Foul by Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town).

46:38

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

45:24

Foul by Matthew Godden (Tamworth).

45:24

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Tamworth 1.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Tamworth 1.

45:00 +1:47

Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Andrew.

45:00 +1:40

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

45:00 +0:42

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

45:00 +0:42

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

44:38

Corner, Tamworth.

39:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Tamworth 1. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

36:07

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

34:57 Booking

Booking Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:51

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

34:51

Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

31:21

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

31:21

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

28:55

Hand ball by Matthew Godden (Tamworth).

27:50

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

26:09

Offside, Tamworth. Kevin Thornton tries a through ball, but Kevin Thornton is caught offside.

25:34

Corner, Tamworth.

25:19

Attempt saved. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

24:46

Corner, Tamworth.

23:30

Attempt missed. Richard Baker (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:35

Attempt blocked. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:47

Corner, Tamworth.

18:04

Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

17:26

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Jack Evans.

16:57

Corner, Tamworth.

15:43

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

14:41

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

13:04

Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

12:15

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

11:06

Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

10:44

Hand ball by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

9:09

Corner, Tamworth.

8:59

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

8:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Tamworth 0. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

6:52

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

6:52

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

2:46

Foul by Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town).

2:46

Cameron Belford (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

2:28

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

2:08

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Jack Mackreth.

1:54

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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