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Macclesfield Town 4-2 Tranmere Rovers

Macclesfield midfielder Paul Lewis scored a hat-trick as Tranmere slipped to second in the National League after defeat at Moss Rose.

Steve McNulty headed Tranmere into a 10th-minute lead but the hosts levelled moments later when Lewis dinked the ball over Scott Davies.

Rovers regained the lead eight minutes before the break as Ritchie Sutton turned sharply and fired into the top corner before Lewis headed home his second goal in the 50th minute.

Danny Rowe fired Macclesfield into the lead for the first time with 19 minutes remaining and Lewis completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Ross
  • 2Halls
  • 3FitzpatrickSubstituted forBellat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Holroyd
  • 6McCombeBooked at 35minsSubstituted forByrneat 40'minutes
  • 5Pilkington
  • 8Lewis
  • 10Sampson
  • 11Rowe
  • 14James
  • 16HancoxBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 4Byrne
  • 24Boot
  • 25Wellens
  • 27Perel
  • 28Bell

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 82mins
  • 2Vaughan
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 17KirbySubstituted forMekkiat 64'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 5McNulty
  • 12Sutton
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19ManganSubstituted forJenningsat 75'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 24Hughes
  • 38WallaceSubstituted forMaynardat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jennings
  • 7Mekki
  • 11Jennings
  • 13Turner
  • 20Maynard
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
3,317

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Laurie Bell replaces David Fitzpatrick.

Booking

Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 2. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings replaces Andy Mangan.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lois Maynard replaces James Wallace.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Tranmere Rovers 2. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Jake Kirby.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Neill Byrne replaces John McCombe.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

John McCombe (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26174555262955
2Tranmere27165638221653
3Forest Green26147551312049
4Dover26153855391648
5Barrow251210341241746
6Dag & Red2614484031946
7Aldershot2712693427742
8Macclesfield25124936261040
9Gateshead27109843291439
10Chester2710984233939
11Eastleigh2610974033739
12Boreham Wood2710892925438
13Bromley27115113436-238
14Sutton United26105113034-435
15Solihull Moors2696113843-533
16Wrexham2788112435-1132
17Torquay2686123037-730
18Braintree2576122943-1427
19Southport2676133254-2227
20Maidstone United2775153051-2126
21Woking2666143750-1324
22North Ferriby United2773171438-2424
23Guiseley2757153044-1422
24York2749142344-2121
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