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Macclesfield Town 3-1 Dartford

Macclesfield scored three goals in four second-half minutes as they fought back to defeat Dartford and stretch their unbeaten run to eight games.

The Darts led when home keeper Rhys Taylor fouled Adam Birchall and Matt Godden scored the resulting penalty.

But the hosts began to dominate after the break and Scott Boden headed home a 66th-minute equaliser.

Connor Jennings then scored a quickfire double, the first coming soon after he had hit the bar, to seal the comeback.

The defeat leaves Dartford third from bottom in the Conference Premier table after concecutive losses, while the Silkmen are 14th - five points outside the play-offs.

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Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Tony Burman

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Post-match: Dartford boss Burman

"We were 1-0 up, you think it's a decent performance, we've defended alright, but a corner's come in and there's a poor clearance and they've equalised.

"It's so disappointing we conceded another two goals after that.

"I felt we deserved something in the first half. We got the penalty and second half we should have kept the ball better and there wasn't too much in the game up until then.

"You've got to do it for 90 minutes, not 65."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 26Halls
  • 12Williams
  • 4Martin
  • 3Andrew
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forKayat 27'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 24RoweSubstituted forConnorat 77'minutes
  • 8Jennings
  • 19Boden
  • 14GnahouaSubstituted forMackrethat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 25Kay
  • 9Holroyd
  • 20Branagan
  • 2Connor

Dartford

  • 1JulianSubstituted forForecastat 46'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 5Clark
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 4SterlingSubstituted forWoodyardat 71'minutes
  • 19Fry
  • 15Collier
  • 6Cornhill
  • 20Burns
  • 16Birchall
  • 21Godden
  • 11Harris

Substitutes

  • 18Ibemere
  • 9Prior
  • 22Forecast
  • 2Hill
  • 30Woodyard
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
1,543

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home3
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Dartford 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Dartford 1.
Foul by Lee Burns (Dartford).
Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Max Cornhill (Dartford) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Dartford.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Joe Connor replaces Danny M. Rowe.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth tries a through ball, but Jack Mackreth is caught offside.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Alex Woodyard replaces Tyrone Sterling.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Dartford 1. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Dartford 1. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).
Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Dartford 1. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Booking

Tommy Forecast (Dartford) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Arthur Gnahoua.
Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Tommy Forecast replaces Alan Julian.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Dartford 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dartford 1.
Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).
Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).
Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt saved. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Kay replaces Danny Whitaker.
Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).
Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt saved. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).
Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Lee Burns (Dartford).
Corner, Dartford.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Dartford 1. Matthew Godden (Dartford) converts the penalty with a.
Penalty conceded by Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Dartford. Adam Birchall draws a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).
Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).
Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Kick Off

First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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