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Southport 1-2 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield kept their National League play-off hopes alive with a 2-1 win at bottom club Southport.

The Silkmen led 2-0 in little more than a quarter of an hour, Neil Byrne heading the opener from Danny Whitaker's cross before Andy Halls set up a near-identical second for Anthony Dudley.

Ryan Higgins halved the deficit three minutes before half-time, cutting in from the right and firing home from 30 yards.

Byrne saw a long-range effort pushed wide by Chris Cheetham and Mitch Hancox headed against the bar from close range as the visitors sought to kill the game off, but two goals proved to be enough.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 15Cheetham
  • 2White
  • 4Nolan
  • 6Murray
  • 26Higgins
  • 29MyersBooked at 33mins
  • 10HynesSubstituted forStevensonat 70'minutes
  • 14McKenna
  • 19WeeksSubstituted forBrodieat 77'minutes
  • 25Almond
  • 7AllenSubstituted forJonesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Jones
  • 22Stevenson
  • 23McKeown
  • 24Cundy
  • 27Brodie

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 2Halls
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Byrne
  • 6McCombe
  • 16Hancox
  • 15Norburn
  • 23Whitaker
  • 29Dudley
  • 19Mackreth
  • 30Summerfield

Substitutes

  • 8Whitehead
  • 11Haworth
  • 12Cowan
  • 13Ross
  • 33Thorne
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
792

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Declan Weeks.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andrai Jones replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jim Stevenson replaces Liam Hynes.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Ryan Higgins (Southport).

Booking

Spencer Myers (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Anthony Dudley (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City39257774363882
2Tranmere40257861342782
3Forest Green40229980503075
4Dag & Red412341468482073
5Aldershot4120111057342371
6Dover402161374551969
7Barrow411814962431968
8Gateshead4118131066422467
9Macclesfield391961456451163
10Wrexham411412153951-1254
11Eastleigh411314145256-453
12Boreham Wood411313154238452
13Chester401410165956352
14Bromley41157194759-1252
15Sutton United411310184957-849
16Guiseley411310184760-1349
17Solihull Moors41139195562-748
18Maidstone United39138185167-1647
19Braintree41129204767-2045
20Woking41128215874-1644
21Torquay411110204556-1143
22York41915174763-1642
23North Ferriby United41113272769-4236
24Southport4197254687-4134
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