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Macclesfield Town 2-1 Tamworth

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.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1R TaylorBooked at 83mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 4Martin
  • 12Williams
  • 27Pilkington
  • 24RoweSubstituted forGnahouaat 57'minutes
  • 7Mackreth
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 35mins
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forLewisat 84'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

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

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 12Caprice
  • 2Evans
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 34Keane
  • 32MahonSubstituted forHaworthat 81'minutes
  • 11Thornton
  • 8Baker
  • 26Barnes-HomerSubstituted forRichardsat 81'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 17PeniketSubstituted forHobanat 70'minutes
  • 14Godden

Substitutes

  • 10Byfield
  • 3Hoban
  • 25Haworth
  • 18Woolery
  • 9Richards
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,352

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Tamworth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Tamworth 1.
Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).
Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Jake Caprice (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Justin Richards (Tamworth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).
Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt blocked. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Chris Holroyd.

Booking

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

Booking

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Justin Richards (Tamworth).
Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Haworth replaces Gavin Mahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Justin Richards replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.
Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Offside, Tamworth. Claudiu Hoban tries a through ball, but Claudiu Hoban is caught offside.
Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).
Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Tamworth. Claudiu Hoban tries a through ball, but Claudiu Hoban is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Claudiu Hoban replaces Richard Peniket.
Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Thornton.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt blocked. Gavin Mahon (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt saved. Richard Baker (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt blocked. Richard Baker (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Jack Evans (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

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.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).
Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Foul by Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town).
Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matthew Godden (Tamworth).
Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Tamworth 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Tamworth 1.
Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Andrew.
Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).
Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton37231136080
2Cambridge36181262966
3Alfreton3821413364
4Nuneaton39171012-261
5Grimsby3517991760
6Barnet3917913760
7Gateshead381611111059
8Kidderminster3817813259
9Forest Green37177131958
10Halifax37169121757
11Salisbury3816814-656
12Braintree34167111255
13Macclesfield3716615454
14Welling38141113453
15Lincoln City40141115-253
16Wrexham3914916-151
17Woking3715616-651
18Southport3811918-1642
19Hereford39101217-1742
20Chester3991317-2240
21Aldershot38121214438
22Dartford3810721-2137
23Tamworth388822-2732
24Hyde United391731-6810
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