Lincoln City 2-3 Macclesfield

Waide Fairhurst

Macclesfield made it three wins in a row with victory away at Lincoln.

They went ahead when Waide Fairhurst converted Charlie Henry's right-wing cross before Jamie Taylor levelled from the edge of the penalty area.

Macc got back in front through Matthew Barnes-Homer after Fairhurst saw his penalty saved while Chris Holroyd made it 3-1 from inside the box.

Lincoln pulled one straight back, with Andrew Boyce turning the ball home at the back post but Macc held on.


Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Holdsworth rues 'avoidable goals'

"It was frustrating. You want to be entertaining but you would like to feel if you play like that you get something out of the game.

"I thought they got on top in midfield early on and dictated play but we kept our shape well and got back into the game and at half-time I felt we were the stronger side.

"There were some huge decisions from the referee today. I felt we should have had a penalty right at the death and the deflection (off the referee which led to the opening goal) you just can't cater for.

"All three goals were avoidable today and I was disappointed. Things just haven't bounced in the box for us but you make your own luck and we have no excuses, we made basic errors and we have to cut them out."

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