Match ends, Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
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.
- 29MyersBooked at 33mins
- 10HynesSubstituted forStevensonat 70'minutes
- 19WeeksSubstituted forBrodieat 77'minutes
- 7AllenSubstituted forJonesat 74'minutes
- Steven Rushton
Second Half ends, Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Declan Weeks.
Substitution, Southport. Andrai Jones replaces Jamie Allen.
Substitution, Southport. Jim Stevenson replaces Liam Hynes.
Second Half begins Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
First Half ends, Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
Goal! Southport 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Ryan Higgins (Southport).
Spencer Myers (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Southport 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Anthony Dudley (Macclesfield Town).
Goal! Southport 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.