National League
MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town4Forest GreenForest Green Rovers1

Macclesfield Town condemned National League leaders Forest Green Rovers to a second successive defeat with a comfortable win.

Jon Parkin tapped the visitors ahead, but Kristian Dennis levelled following an error from goalkeeper Jonny Maxted.

Rob Sinclair was sent off for Rovers after handling on the line and Dennis scored his second from the spot.

Paul Lewis's header and a late Danny Whitaker strike helped the Silkmen win after back-to-back defeats.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought we were dominating the game when we scored, but Jonny's been absolutely fantastic, so I'm not going to cane him - he's been different class.

"He's a young man learning his trade. It'll be not good for him, but it's a good learning curve."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 4ByrneSubstituted forDiagneat 88'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 5Pilkington
  • 23Whitaker
  • 18Whitehead
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10SampsonBooked at 90mins
  • 14DennisSubstituted forRoweat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 7Bailey-Jones
  • 11Rowe
  • 12Cowan
  • 15Diagne

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Jones
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 2Pipe
  • 16Racine
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 59'minutes
  • 19SinclairBooked at 45mins
  • 9Marsh-BrownSubstituted forFrearat 60'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forKamdjoat 76'minutes
  • 7O'Connor

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 11Frear
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 15Sam-Yorke
  • 18Bender
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,311

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 4, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

    Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Neill Byrne because of an injury.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Kristian Dennis.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 4, Forest Green Rovers 1. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Holroyd.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Elliott Frear with a cross.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Jon Parkin.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.