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Macclesfield Town 2-1 Dover Athletic

Two Chris Holroyd goals in six second-half minutes gave Macclesfield a 2-1 win over Dover at Moss Rose in the National League.

Each team had an early chance before Dover captain Jamie Grimes' looping header put the visitors ahead in the eighth minute.

Macclesfield keeper Scott Flinders, making his first appearance after signing from York, misjudged a free-kick, allowing Grimes to nod in.

Flinders saved a curling James Hurst effort and Dover had a goal ruled out just after half-time.

Those missed opportunities came back to haunt Athletic when Holroyd got on the end of Danny Whitaker's shot to level in the 69th minute before bursting through and scoring again soon after.

Flinders atoned for his early error by brilliantly keeping out Moses Emmanuel's late volley as Macclesfield held on for a victory that moves them to within six points of promotion-chasing Dover.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 16Hancox
  • 6McCombe
  • 5Pilkington
  • 4ByrneBooked at 40mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 11Rowe
  • 14James
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forDudleyat 53'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forBellat 90+2'minutes
  • 23Whitaker

Substitutes

  • 13Ross
  • 15Norburn
  • 27Perel
  • 28Bell
  • 29Dudley

Dover

  • 18Arnold
  • 27HurstBooked at 19minsSubstituted forKinnearat 53'minutes
  • 6OrluBooked at 78mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 2Magri
  • 16Sterling
  • 3Thomas
  • 21Moore
  • 9MillerBooked at 83minsSubstituted forMarshat 84'minutes
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forStevensonat 73'minutes
  • 25Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 8Stevenson
  • 10Marsh
  • 11Pinnock
  • 26Healy
Referee:
Chris O'Donnell
Attendance:
1,020

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Laurie Bell replaces Chris Holroyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Marsh replaces Ricky Miller.

Booking

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Dover Athletic 1. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jim Stevenson replaces Ricky Modeste.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Dover Athletic 1. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Anthony Dudley replaces Jack Sampson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces James Hurst.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 1.

Booking

James Hurst (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 1. Jamie Grimes (Dover Athletic).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26174555262955
2Forest Green28158557332453
3Tranmere27165638221653
4Dag & Red28164847311652
5Dover28154958431549
6Barrow261210441251646
7Aldershot2813693628845
8Macclesfield26134938271143
9Gateshead28119845291642
10Chester28119844341042
11Boreham Wood2811893025541
12Eastleigh27101074134740
13Bromley28115123541-638
14Sutton United27105123035-535
15Wrexham2898112636-1035
16Solihull Moors2796123845-733
17Torquay2786133038-830
18Braintree2886143148-1730
19Southport2886143456-2230
20Maidstone United2875163153-2226
21Guiseley2867153245-1325
22Woking2766153852-1424
23North Ferriby United2873181442-2824
24York28410142546-2122
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