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Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Macclesfield Town

Forest Green Rovers closed to within three points of Lincoln City at the top of the National League, thanks to a resounding win at home against Macclesfield.

Christian Doidge's goal was the only difference between the sides at the halfway point, heading home Rob Sinclair's corner after 12 minutes.

Early in the second half Kaiyne Woolery broke down the right and cut-back for Liam Noble to tap in a second for Mark Cooper's Rovers.

The New Lawn club put matters beyond doubt when defender Mark Ellis came up from the back to head in a third 20 minutes from time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Bennett
  • 15NobleSubstituted forBugielat 69'minutes
  • 12Carter
  • 9Doidge
  • 14Woolery
  • 16PinnockBooked at 46mins
  • 17WishartSubstituted forKellyat 83'minutes
  • 19SinclairSubstituted forWedgburyat 74'minutes
  • 20Cooper

Substitutes

  • 3Monthe
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 10Kelly
  • 11Bugiel
  • 31Gosling

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 2HallsBooked at 58mins
  • 4Byrne
  • 24JenningsSubstituted forHaworthat 66'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 3FitzpatrickBooked at 86mins
  • 5Pilkington
  • 16HancoxSubstituted forThorneat 61'minutes
  • 14James
  • 19SummerfieldBooked at 21mins
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forBrowneat 54'minutes
  • 9HolroydBooked at 14mins

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 7Browne
  • 11Haworth
  • 13Ross
  • 33Thorne
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
1,569

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Booking

David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Andy Haworth (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Daniel Wishart.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Sam Wedgbury replaces Rob Sinclair.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Macclesfield Town 0. Mark Ellis (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Liam Noble.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Andy Haworth replaces Connor Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. James Thorne replaces Mitch Hancox.

Booking

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Rhys Browne replaces Danny Whitaker.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 0. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Ethan Pinnock (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

Booking

Luke Summerfield (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City33216663323169
2Forest Green34199671422966
3Tranmere33206750292166
4Dag & Red352041159401964
5Dover351861167491860
6Aldershot361611948321659
7Gateshead351610959362358
8Barrow341413750331755
9Macclesfield331651245341153
10Wrexham361410123743-652
11Chester351210135450446
12Bromley36137164256-1446
13Boreham Wood351111133333044
14Solihull Moors35128154549-444
15Eastleigh361013134549-443
16Sutton United33127143643-743
17Guiseley36118174455-1141
18Braintree35118164153-1241
19Maidstone United36117184463-1940
20Woking36107195066-1637
21Torquay3598183950-1135
22North Ferriby United36103232353-3033
23York35614153454-2032
24Southport3587204075-3531
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