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Macclesfield Town 2-1 Barnet

Chris Holroyd
Chris Holroyd is in his second full season with Macclesfield

Macclesfield maintained their unbeaten home record and inflicted a third defeat of the season on leaders Barnet with two second half goals.

Scott Barrow gave Town the lead with a spectacular 35-yard shot - his first goal since joining them in August.

Chris Holroyd doubled the lead when he headed in Waide Fairhurst's pass for his third goal of the season.

John Akinde headed in his eighth goal of the season to give Barnet hope but the Silkmen held on to claim the win.

Akinde had a first half effort ruled out for offside while Paul Turnbull missed a good chance for the hosts in between their two goals.

The defeat cut Barnet's lead at the top to three points following Gateshead's win over Alfreton and Halifax's draw with Wrexham.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 12Cowan
  • 4Waterfall
  • 5Pilkington
  • 3Barrow
  • 15HainingSubstituted forTurnbullat 43'minutes
  • 18González Díaz
  • 8Lewis
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Moke
  • 19Rouse
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Grant

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 5N'Gala
  • 4SavilleSubstituted forVilla Lopezat 71'minutes
  • 3Johnson
  • 20NurseSubstituted forCookat 46'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 8Weston
  • 16VilheteSubstituted forMekkiat 53'minutes
  • 9AkindeBooked at 90mins
  • 24Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 6Stephens
  • 11Cook
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 23Mekki
  • 26Pavey
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,209

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Barnet 1.

Booking

John Akinde (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barnet.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Arthur Gnahoua tries a through ball, but Arthur Gnahoua is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Barnet.

Attempt missed. Lee Cook (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Barnet.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Barnet 1. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Togwell with a cross.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Barnet.

Attempt blocked. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Lee Cook (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

David González (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luisma replaces Jack Saville.

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Barnet 0. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Waide Fairhurst with a cross.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Mekki (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Barnet.

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

Lee Cook (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Adam Mekki replaces Mauro Vilhete.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Barnet 0. Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

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