Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 0.
Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Macclesfield Town
Jeff Hughes scored a late winner as Tranmere took advantage of Lincoln's Boxing Day loss to move to the top of the National League.
Macclesfield appeared set to leave Merseyside with a point until Hughes got to a cross before goalkeeper Craig Ross to nod into an empty net seven minutes from time, to give Rovers a 1-0 win.
The victory means Tranmere will end the year at the National League summit after Lincoln suffered a late loss at Guiseley.
In a goalless first half, Andy Mangan forced Ross into two good saves while Scott Davies kept out Danny Rowe's powerful effort at the other end.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17KirbySubstituted forJenningsat 65'minutes
- 19ManganSubstituted forMaynardat 89'minutes
- 9HolroydSubstituted forLewisat 79'minutes
- 14JamesSubstituted forWellensat 90'minutes
- 16HancoxBooked at 88mins
- 20BrodieBooked at 81mins
- Steven Rushton
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 0.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Richard Wellens replaces Kingsley James.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lois Maynard replaces Andy Mangan.
Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers).
Richard Brodie (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Chris Holroyd.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings replaces Jake Kirby.
Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 0.
First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.