Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Macclesfield Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers
Keanu Marsh-Brown's second-minute goal was enough for National League leaders Forest Green as they registered a 14th win of the season at Macclesfield.
Christian Doidge fed the onrushing Marsh-Brown, who beat Craig Ross with confidence in front of former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at the Moss Rose.
The Silkmen steadied the ship for the rest of the half, with Marsh-Brown coming the closest to extending the lead with an effort deflected just wide.
Forest Green continued to press in the second half and Ross had to be in top form to save a pile-driver from Rob Sinclair, but the early strike was sufficient.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 8LewisSubstituted forMackrethat 27'minutes
- 10SampsonSubstituted forMadeleyat 65'minutes
- 23WhitakerBooked at 71mins
- 12CarterBooked at 45minsSubstituted forKellyat 88'minutes
- 9DoidgeSubstituted forMooreat 73'minutes
- Tom Nield
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Darren Carter.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Christian Doidge.
Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Sam Madeley replaces Jack Sampson.
Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.
First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Paul Lewis.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.