Macclesfield 3-1 Northampton
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Ben Tomlinson's brace helped Macclesfield secure a vital three points at the expense of Northampton.
The former Worksop striker put the Silkmen ahead, blasting home from the edge of the area after a fluffed clearance by keeper Sam Walker.
Marlon Jackson then levelled for Northampton from 10 yards before Tomlinson struck again with a hip-high volley from the edge of the box.
Tomlinson then released substitute Colin Daniel, who fired in the third.
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Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I thought they defended unbelievably but we kept going second-half and I thoroughly thought we deserved it.
"The lad (Ben Tomlinson) has still got a lot to learn but he's enthusiastic, brave and knows where the net is.
"I got George (Donnelly) in and I always wanted to play the pair of them and today I thought they complimented each other well."
Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:
"I think for an hour, the game could've gone either way. We're very disappointed because we didn't really give it enough of a go in the last 20 minutes.
"If you give the ball away as much as we did, then they're going to be dangerous.
"We didn't create enough opportunities to win the game. I felt we only had to show a bit of quality in the final third, but we didn't show that."