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Dartford 2-1 Macclesfield Town

Max Cornhill scored a late winner as Conference Premier strugglers Dartford came from behind to beat Macclesfield.

The visitors took the lead when midfielder Paul Turnbull scored a stunning volley from long range.

Danny Harris levelled at the start of the second half as he headed in from Lee Noble's corner.

But Cornhill converted from close range late on as Dartford, who are 22nd in the table, moved to within two points of 20th-placed Hereford.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Tony Burman

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Post-match: Dartford manager Burman

"We gave them too much room in the first half. A lot of the players, in the first half of the season, weren't putting in decent enough performances.

"There's a few of them we felt were good players at the start of the season that are now telling us they are.

"The players have been under a lot of pressure. It was important to win today. We've got our three points and we've done our job."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 38McAuley
  • 4Sterling
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 20Burns
  • 6Cornhill
  • 31Stevenson
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 8NobleSubstituted forSwallowat 75'minutes
  • 40WallSubstituted forCollierat 86'minutes
  • 11Harris

Substitutes

  • 15Collier
  • 30Woodyard
  • 37Suarez
  • 29Holloway
  • 19Swallow

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 4Martin
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 88mins
  • 27Pilkington
  • 3Andrew
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forLewisat 76'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 6Turnbull
  • 9Holroyd
  • 19Boden
  • 14GnahouaSubstituted forRoweat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 20Branagan
  • 25Kay
  • 24Rowe
  • 26Halls
  • 15Lewis
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
1,105

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Dartford 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dartford 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Foul by Nathan Collier (Dartford).

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

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

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Alex Wall.

Foul by Alex Wall (Dartford).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 2, Macclesfield Town 1. Max Cornhill (Dartford) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Swallow with a cross.

Foul by Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lee Burns with a cross.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ben Swallow (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Dartford. Elliot Bradbrook tries a through ball, but Elliot Bradbrook is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Jack Mackreth.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ben Swallow replaces Lee Noble.

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jim Stevenson with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lee Burns (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dartford.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Alex Wall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

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