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Gateshead 2-1 Macclesfield Town

Michael Rankine
Michael Rankine's header was the striker's third goal of the season and kept Gateshead's play-off hopes alive

Macclesfield Town's chances of automatic promotion from the Conference took a hit with a loss at Gateshead.

Defeat leaves the Silkmen three points behind both Barnet and Bristol Rovers with seven games remaining.

The hosts led through Jamie Chandler's low drive but George Pilkington headed in Paul Turnbull's corner to level.

Pilkington was then denied by home goalkeeper Adam Bartlett and Michael Rankine nodded in to keep Gateshead's slim play-off hopes alive.

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 5CurtisSubstituted forOrrellat 80'minutes
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 26GjokajBooked at 54mins
  • 9Shaw
  • 25Pattison
  • 4Chandler
  • 28Gooch
  • 19Rankine
  • 11Finnigan

Substitutes

  • 3Wilson
  • 13Baird
  • 14Morse
  • 27Sainte-Luce
  • 29Orrell

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 12CowanSubstituted forHallsat 83'minutes
  • 4Audel
  • 8Lewis
  • 28Grant
  • 5Pilkington
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forHolroydat 70'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 35Bailey-Jones
  • 10FairhurstBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMokeat 68'minutes
  • 29Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 2Halls
  • 9Holroyd
  • 11Moke
  • 18Bell
  • 20Branagan
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
1,052

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Carl Finnigan (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Alex Grant (Macclesfield Town).

Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Andy Halls replaces Dan Cowan.

Attempt missed. Craig Baxter (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jake Orrell replaces James Curtis because of an injury.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Gateshead).

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Lynden Gooch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jon Shaw (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Attempt saved. Lynden Gooch (Gateshead) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Hand ball by Thierry Audel (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Danny Whitaker.

Foul by Alex Grant (Macclesfield Town).

Carl Finnigan (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Adriano Moke replaces Waide Fairhurst.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Macclesfield Town 1. Michael Rankine (Gateshead) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Baxter with a cross.

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

Lynden Gooch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead).

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead).

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