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Macclesfield Town 3-1 Southport

Kingsley James' strike on his home debut helped Macclesfield to a comfortable 3-1 win over Southport in the National League.

Nerves were settled for the hosts after five minutes when Danny Whitaker opened the scoring from Danny Rowe's corner, and four minutes later they were celebrating again as Paul Lewis doubled their lead.

James then netted on 25 minutes with a tidy finish from a well-timed pass by skipper Andy Halls before Chris Holroyd shot just wide as the hosts continued to dominate.

With the points all-but secure for Macclesfield, Southport scored a late consolation through Ashley Grimes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Ross
  • 2Halls
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 11Rowe
  • 6McCombe
  • 5Pilkington
  • 8Lewis
  • 14James
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forByrneat 79'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forMackrethat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 4Byrne
  • 7Mackreth
  • 12Cowan
  • 26Sutherland

Southport

  • 1Belford
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forO'Brienat 57'minutes
  • 3Ashton
  • 16Caton
  • 12Jones
  • 5Thompson
  • 14RoyleSubstituted forGrimesat 66'minutes
  • 18Jones
  • 10Almond
  • 9GraySubstituted forMcCarthyat 55'minutes
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 6O'Brien
  • 8Grimes
  • 13Crump
  • 17McCarthy
  • 19Bishop
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,329

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 1.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 1. Ashley Grimes (Southport).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Neill Byrne replaces Danny Whitaker.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Jack Sampson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ashley Grimes replaces Jonathan Royle.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Keil O'Brien replaces Ross White.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces James Gray.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0. Kingsley James (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Southport 0. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Southport 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere440071612
2Gateshead4301122109
3Macclesfield43018359
4Dag & Red43016339
5Boreham Wood42116337
6Sutton United42117527
7Maidstone United42116427
8Solihull Moors42116427
9Aldershot42115327
10Dover42117617
11Forest Green42113217
12Barrow42115507
13Wrexham42114407
14Lincoln City420210646
15York412148-45
16Eastleigh411268-24
17Torquay411225-34
18North Ferriby United4112410-64
19Chester410369-33
20Southport4103310-73
21Braintree402236-32
22Woking401348-41
23Bromley401326-41
24Guiseley4004510-50
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