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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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Barnet

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Barnet 1.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

  5. Post update

    Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Lee Cook (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

  19. Post update

    David González (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Luisma replaces Jack Saville.

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