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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.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Moyo
  • 3Wilde
  • 15MacDonald
  • 10Oliver
  • 6GarnerBooked at 3mins
  • 40CharlesSubstituted forMorganat 80'minutes
  • 20Hibbs
  • 22Collins
  • 14TomlinsonSubstituted forKhanat 90'minutes
  • 9DentonSubstituted forWaringat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Nicholson
  • 16Morgan
  • 28Barrows
  • 29Khan
  • 38Waring

Macclesfield

  • 12Ramsbottom
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Lowe
  • 16Hancox
  • 15Kennedy
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 62mins
  • 11LloydSubstituted forArthurat 83'minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forMarshat 75'minutes
  • 14Baba
  • 20Burgess
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forDurrellat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 8Marsh
  • 10Richards
  • 22Arthur
  • 23Whitaker
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
1,962

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 4.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shiraz Khan replaces Ben Tomlinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Ryan Lloyd.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Morgan replaces Dion Charles.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Elliott Durrell replaces Danny Whitehead.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Scott Wilson.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 4. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 3. George Waring (FC Halifax Town).

Booking

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 3. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. George Waring replaces Tom Denton.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Scott Garner (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield28166638261254
2Aldershot28139644291548
3Sutton United2813784034646
4Dover281112537211645
5Wrexham2712962722545
6Bromley28128846361044
7Tranmere27127841251643
8Boreham Wood271110637271043
9Dag & Red27119740301042
10Ebbsfleet2791263931839
11Maidenhead United2891093740-337
12Maidstone United2691073034-437
13Fylde259884136535
14Woking26104123439-534
15Hartlepool2789102934-533
16Halifax2889113138-733
17Gateshead2571173226632
18Eastleigh2761383640-431
19Leyton Orient2887133542-731
20Barrow2879123539-430
21Solihull Moors2865172645-1923
22Chester26410122343-2022
23Guiseley26410122346-2322
24Torquay2748152341-1820
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