Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, AFC Telford United 0.
Macclesfield battled to victory over bottom side AFC Telford to strengthen their hopes of automatic promotion.
The Silkmen took an early lead when Thierry Audel headed home a pinpoint Paul Turnbull cross from close range.
Danny Whitaker twice almost extended the lead before the break, but had a shot saved and then fired inches wide.
Tony Gray's effort was saved by Rhys Taylor as Telford rallied, but Macc held on after substitute Chris Holroyd failed to net a game-clinching second.
Macclesfield have now lost just one of their last 10 matches and have only been beaten once at Moss Rose all season.
They move up to third in the Conference table, behind second placed Barnet on goal difference, while Telford's plight at the bottom grows ever greater.
- 12CowanBooked at 90mins
- 18BellSubstituted forLewisat 67'minutes
- 5PilkingtonBooked at 78mins
- 11MokeSubstituted forFairhurstat 79'minutes
- 35Bailey-JonesSubstituted forHolroydat 68'minutes
- 26MatthewsBooked at 30mins
- 24VentreSubstituted forDeaceyat 75'minutes
- 11ClancySubstituted forDisneyat 88'minutes
- 29DyerSubstituted forReaat 75'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, AFC Telford United 0.
Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).
Jordan Deacey (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).
Jack Rea (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.
Substitution, AFC Telford United. John Disney replaces Sean Clancy.
Offside, AFC Telford United. Jack Rea tries a through ball, but Jack Rea is caught offside.
Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).
Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Adriano Moke.
George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).
Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.
Substitution, AFC Telford United. Jack Rea replaces Ross Dyer.
Substitution, AFC Telford United. Jordan Deacey replaces Danny Ventre.