Match ends, Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 3.
Chester 2-3 Macclesfield Town
Ollie Norburn grabbed a late winner as Macclesfield overcame Chester 3-2 at the Deva Stadium.
James Alabi netted for the Blues early on after taking Elliott Durrell's cross with a deft touch before turning and rifling home.
John Askey's men equalised against the run of play when right-back Andy Halls made a forward run and played a neat one-two before placing past Chester goalkeeper Alex Lynch.
Jack Mackreth's superb cross then allowed Anthony Dudley to put Macc ahead with a firm header.
Alabi hit the post in the second half, but Kane Richards did eventually stab Chester level from another Durrell ball in.
Norburn, however, took on Rhys Browne's ball and struck in low from outside the area with five minutes remaining.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5HudsonSubstituted forRichardsat 46'minutes
- 25O'BrienSubstituted forVassellat 46'minutes
- 10DurrellBooked at 48mins
- 15NorburnBooked at 85mins
- 23WhitakerBooked at 67mins
- 29DudleySubstituted forHolroydat 88'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 3.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Anthony Dudley.
Ollie Norburn (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 3. Ollie Norburn (Macclesfield Town).
Goal! Chester FC 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Kane Richards (Chester FC).
Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Elliott Durrell (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Theo Vassell replaces Danny O'Brien.
Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Blaine Hudson.
Second Half begins Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
First Half ends, Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
Goal! Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Anthony Dudley (Macclesfield Town).
Goal! Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).
Goal! Chester FC 1, Macclesfield Town 0. James Alabi (Chester FC).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.