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Macclesfield Town 4-1 Forest Green Rovers

Macclesfield Town condemned National League leaders Forest Green Rovers to a second successive defeat with a comfortable win.

Jon Parkin tapped the visitors ahead, but Kristian Dennis levelled following an error from goalkeeper Jonny Maxted.

Rob Sinclair was sent off for Rovers after handling on the line and Dennis scored his second from the spot.

Paul Lewis's header and a late Danny Whitaker strike helped the Silkmen win after back-to-back defeats.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Macclesfield v Forest Green

"I thought we were dominating the game when we scored, but Jonny's been absolutely fantastic, so I'm not going to cane him - he's been different class.

"He's a young man learning his trade. It'll be not good for him, but it's a good learning curve."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 4ByrneSubstituted forDiagneat 88'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 5Pilkington
  • 23Whitaker
  • 18Whitehead
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10SampsonBooked at 90mins
  • 14DennisSubstituted forRoweat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 7Bailey-Jones
  • 11Rowe
  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Jones
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 2Pipe
  • 16Racine
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 59'minutes
  • 19SinclairBooked at 45mins
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forFrearat 60'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forKamdjoat 76'minutes
  • 7O'Connor

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 11Frear
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 15Sam-Yorke
  • 18Bender
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,311

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jack Sampson tries a through ball, but Jack Sampson is caught offside.

Booking

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Neill Byrne because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Kristian Dennis.

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 4, Forest Green Rovers 1. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Holroyd.

Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Jon Parkin.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Delano Sam-Yorke (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Whitehead with a cross.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

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