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Macclesfield Town 3-2 Wrexham

Connor Jennings scored a hat-trick as Macclesfield denied Wrexham a point in the Conference Premier.

Macclesfield were awarded a spot kick in the opening minute, which Jennings converted after being brought down by keeper Andy Coughlin.

Joe Anyinsah levelled for Wrexham before Jennings restored Macclesfield's lead before the interval.

Substitute Brett Ormerod looked to have rescued a point but Jennings completed his hat-trick in injury time.

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Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"[It] hurts because we worked so hard to get back into it. There's no good way to lose. We've got to defend better. It's ridiculous - schoolboy stuff.

"I don't think it's a pen. I think he [Coughlin] got the ball but that a horrendous start for us. We got back in the game with a good goal by Joe but then it's sloppy again.

"We got back in it again and you do that in the last minute. It ceases to amaze me really."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 12Williams
  • 26Halls
  • 4Martin
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forHolroydat 84'minutes
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 85mins
  • 24Rowe
  • 19BodenSubstituted forMackrethat 69'minutes
  • 11WinnSubstituted forKayat 68'minutes
  • 8JenningsBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 14Gnahoua
  • 9Holroyd
  • 7Mackreth
  • 2Connor
  • 25Kay

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 28Artell
  • 3Ashton
  • 17ClowesSubstituted forTomassenat 32'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 12Keates
  • 6Clarke
  • 26AnyinsahSubstituted forOrmerodat 76'minutes
  • 29Carrington
  • 9BishopSubstituted forCieslewiczat 76'minutes
  • 15Ogleby

Substitutes

  • 10Ormerod
  • 1Mayebi
  • 21Evans
  • 14Tomassen
  • 7Cieslewicz
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
1,978

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Wrexham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Wrexham 2.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Wrexham 2. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).
Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).
Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Booking

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).
Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).
Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).
Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Danny Whitaker.
Foul by Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham).
Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 2. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).
Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).
David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod replaces Joe Anyinsah.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Andy Bishop.
Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Steve Tomassen (Wrexham).
Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).
Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Scott Boden.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Kay replaces Peter Winn.
Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt blocked. Dean Keates (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.
Corner, Wrexham.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt saved. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Wrexham.
Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).
Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 1.
Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).
Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt saved. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 1. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).
Corner, Wrexham.
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