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Macclesfield Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Keanu Marsh-Brown
Keanu Marsh-Brown's goal helped Forest Green extend their lead at the top of the National League to nine points

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.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Ross
  • 2Halls
  • 6McCombe
  • 8LewisSubstituted forMackrethat 27'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forMadeleyat 65'minutes
  • 5Pilkington
  • 11Rowe
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 71mins
  • 16Hancox
  • 14James

Substitutes

  • 4Byrne
  • 7Mackreth
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Madeley
  • 24Boot

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 5Clough
  • 11Frear
  • 12CarterBooked at 45minsSubstituted forKellyat 88'minutes
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 15Noble
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forMooreat 73'minutes
  • 16Pinnock
  • 21Racine
  • 19Sinclair
  • 17Wishart

Substitutes

  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 20Tubbs
  • 25Chemlal
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
1,749

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Darren Carter.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Christian Doidge.

Booking

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Sam Madeley replaces Jack Sampson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Booking

Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Paul Lewis.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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3Tranmere19114427131437
4Dag & Red19113528181036
5Barrow1998230171335
6Dover1911173733434
7Aldershot209652519633
8Gateshead1995535191632
9Eastleigh1987430201031
10Boreham Wood198652215730
11Macclesfield199372519630
12Chester197662823527
13Sutton United197572424026
14Wrexham206771725-825
15Bromley197392228-624
16Solihull Moors196492532-722
17Maidstone United196492535-1022
18Southport1954101939-2019
19Torquay1953111526-1118
20York193792032-1216
21Braintree1944111733-1616
22Woking1935112740-1314
23Guiseley1934122232-1013
24North Ferriby United203314830-2212
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