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Macclesfield Town 3-1 Dartford

Macclesfield scored three goals in four second-half minutes as they fought back to defeat Dartford and stretch their unbeaten run to eight games.

The Darts led when home keeper Rhys Taylor fouled Adam Birchall and Matt Godden scored the resulting penalty.

But the hosts began to dominate after the break and Scott Boden headed home a 66th-minute equaliser.

Connor Jennings then scored a quickfire double, the first coming soon after he had hit the bar, to seal the comeback.

The defeat leaves Dartford third from bottom in the Conference Premier table after concecutive losses, while the Silkmen are 14th - five points outside the play-offs.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"We were 1-0 up, you think it's a decent performance, we've defended alright, but a corner's come in and there's a poor clearance and they've equalised.

"It's so disappointing we conceded another two goals after that.

"I felt we deserved something in the first half. We got the penalty and second half we should have kept the ball better and there wasn't too much in the game up until then.

"You've got to do it for 90 minutes, not 65."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 26Halls
  • 12Williams
  • 4Martin
  • 3Andrew
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forKayat 27'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 24RoweSubstituted forConnorat 77'minutes
  • 8Jennings
  • 19Boden
  • 14GnahouaSubstituted forMackrethat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 25Kay
  • 9Holroyd
  • 20Branagan
  • 2Connor

Dartford

  • 1JulianSubstituted forForecastat 46'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 5Clark
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 4SterlingSubstituted forWoodyardat 71'minutes
  • 19Fry
  • 15Collier
  • 6Cornhill
  • 20Burns
  • 16Birchall
  • 21Godden
  • 11Harris

Substitutes

  • 18Ibemere
  • 9Prior
  • 22Forecast
  • 2Hill
  • 30Woodyard
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
1,543

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home3
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Dartford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Dartford 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lee Burns (Dartford).

  4. Post update

    Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Cornhill (Dartford) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Joe Connor replaces Danny M. Rowe.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth tries a through ball, but Jack Mackreth is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Alex Woodyard replaces Tyrone Sterling.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Dartford 1. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Dartford 1. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Dartford 1. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  19. Booking

    Tommy Forecast (Dartford) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.