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FC Halifax Town 2-1 Macclesfield Town

Chris Smith

Halifax edged past Macclesfield to move to within one win of being certain of a place in the Conference play-offs.

The hosts dominated early on and had already hit the post through Lee Gregory by the time Marc Roberts tapped in the opener after good work by Lois Maynard from Simon Ainge's corner.

Chris Smith's volley made it 2-0 from Ainge's cross but Scott Boden slotted home to give Macc hope at the break.

Boden almost snatched a late equaliser but his volley was blocked by Smith

The Shaymen's 16th home win of the season means they are in third place in the table with two games to play, and four points clear of Braintree, who are in sixth spot.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 23Smith
  • 3McManus
  • 20Maynard
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Ainge
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSpencerat 46'minutes
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 11GregorySubstituted forWilsonat 88'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Lowe

Substitutes

  • 12Senior
  • 14Wilson
  • 28Crowther
  • 31Jackson
  • 40Spencer

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 27Pilkington
  • 3Andrew
  • 25KaySubstituted forLewisat 83'minutes
  • 2Connor
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 58mins
  • 24RoweSubstituted forMackrethat 69'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 23Whitaker
  • 19Boden
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 58mins
  • 11Winn

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 15Lewis
  • 20Branagan
  • 26Halls
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,119

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott McManus tries a through ball, but Scott McManus is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott Spencer tries a through ball, but Scott Spencer is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

  8. Post update

    Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

  11. Post update

    Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Lee Gregory.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Scott Kay.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Peter Winn.

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