National League
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Macclesfield Town 3-0 Maidstone United

Macclesfield kept their National League play-off hopes alive with an easy 3-0 win over Maidstone.

Goals from Rhys Browne, Danny Whittaker and Jack Mackreth did the job for the Silkmen, who move to within six points of the top five, with five games left to play.

They needed only 58 seconds to get the ball rolling as Browne drove home from the edge of the area, with Whitaker, Chris Holroyd and John McCombe all having good chances to extend their lead before the break.

Moments after Macclesfield goalkeeper Craig Ross made a double save from Joe Piggot and Yemi Odoubade, the hosts made the game safe with two goals in the final four minutes.

Whittaker finally got on the scoresheet when he converted from the spot in the 86th minute and then Mackreth added a third by finishing a fine counter-attacking move.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Ross
  • 16Hancox
  • 5Pilkington
  • 6McCombe
  • 2Halls
  • 7Browne
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 8WhiteheadSubstituted forSummerfieldat 77'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 23Whitaker
  • 19MackrethBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 15Norburn
  • 22Flinders
  • 30Summerfield
  • 33Thorne

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 22Ofori-Twumasi
  • 5Lokko
  • 8Lewis
  • 3MillsBooked at 69mins
  • 10PaxmanSubstituted forOdubadeat 61'minutes
  • 4Coyle
  • 11FlisherSubstituted forLozaat 67'minutes
  • 32Pigott
  • 16TaylorBooked at 82minsSubstituted forOakleyat 86'minutes
  • 14Prestedge

Substitutes

  • 9Oakley
  • 21Phipps
  • 23Odubade
  • 24Okuonghae
  • 25Loza
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
988

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Maidstone United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Maidstone United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Maidstone United 0. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. George Oakley replaces Bobby-Joe Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Maidstone United 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Bobby-Joe Taylor (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Luke Summerfield replaces Danny Whitehead.

Booking

Tom Mills (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Jamar Loza replaces Alex Flisher.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Yemi Odubade replaces Jack Paxman.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Maidstone United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Maidstone United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Maidstone United 0. Rhys Browne (Macclesfield Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City41277776364088
2Tranmere42267970353585
3Forest Green42249982503281
4Dag & Red422441472492376
5Aldershot4220121058352372
6Dover412261376562072
7Barrow421815964451969
8Gateshead4218131167442367
9Macclesfield412061560491166
10Boreham Wood421413154640655
11Bromley42167195162-1155
12Wrexham421412164255-1354
13Eastleigh421314155257-553
14Chester421410185959052
15Sutton United421311185159-850
16Maidstone United41148195371-1850
17Guiseley421310194761-1449
18Solihull Moors42139205571-1648
19York421015174963-1445
20Woking42129216076-1645
21Braintree42129214869-2145
22Torquay421111204657-1144
23North Ferriby United42113282973-4436
24Southport4298254889-4135
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