Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 4.
FC Halifax Town 1-4 Macclesfield Town
A hat-trick from Mitch Hancox earned Macclesfield a 4-1 win at FC Halifax, which kept them six points clear at the top of the National League.
The 24-year-old broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time after being set up by Ryan Lloyd and doubled the lead two minutes into the second half following Danny Whitehead's ball in.
Whitehead was also involved in the visitors' third in the 59th minute as his shot was parried by Sam Johnson and Scott Wilson fired home the rebound.
The hosts pulled one back through substitute George Waring in the 69th minute, but just two minutes later Macclesfield had their fourth.
Hancox completed his hat-trick from the spot after a penalty was awarded following a corner.
Halifax should have pulled another one back in 79th minute when a foul on Josh MacDonald gave them a penalty, but Ben Tomlinson blazed over.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6GarnerBooked at 3mins
- 40CharlesSubstituted forMorganat 80'minutes
- 14TomlinsonSubstituted forKhanat 90'minutes
- 9DentonSubstituted forWaringat 50'minutes
- 5PilkingtonBooked at 62mins
- 11LloydSubstituted forArthurat 83'minutes
- 9WilsonSubstituted forMarshat 75'minutes
- 18WhiteheadSubstituted forDurrellat 80'minutes
- Peter Wright
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 4.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shiraz Khan replaces Ben Tomlinson.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Ryan Lloyd.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Morgan replaces Dion Charles.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Elliott Durrell replaces Danny Whitehead.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Scott Wilson.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 4. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 3. George Waring (FC Halifax Town).
George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town).
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. George Waring replaces Tom Denton.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town).
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town).
Scott Garner (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.