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Notts County 1-2 Macclesfield: Sol Campbell's side win to lift off foot of League Two

Sol Campbell's Macclesfield have now taken seven points from their last three games
Sol Campbell's Macclesfield have now taken seven points from their last three games

Scott Wilson hit a vital brace as Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town boosted their survival hopes with a 2-1 win at relegation rivals Notts County.

Wilson opened the scoring with a long-range effort in the first half, before Kane Hemmings looked to have rescued a point.

But Wilson slotted home with nine minutes to go after a cool finish to move Macclesfield up to 23rd, ahead of Notts, who now sit bottom of the Football League.

Harry Smith had a goal chalked off on 15 minutes as the Silkmen took control, with the same man shooting straight at Ross Fitzsimons before heading over from a corner.

Macclesfield took a deserved lead when Wilson scored with the aid of the post from 20 yards on 36 minutes.

Tyrone Marsh and Smith both wasted headed chances, before Hemmings lashed home after a cross had been blocked on 64 minutes.

But Wilson won it late on after he dummied past his man and slotted home.

That was not the end of the action however, Smith and County's Keston Davies both sent off for separate injury-time incidents.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Brisley
  • 26Turley
  • 23Jones
  • 8VaughanSubstituted forKellettat 45'minutes
  • 21DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 4HewittSubstituted forMilsomat 38'minutes
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forDennisat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30Stead
  • 10Thomas

Substitutes

  • 9Dennis
  • 12Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 13Pindroch
  • 14Kellett
  • 19Ward
  • 24Milsom
  • 37Etete

Macclesfield

  • 1O'Hara
  • 19PearsonSubstituted forWelch-Hayesat 67'minutes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 8Marsh
  • 24Rose
  • 11LloydSubstituted forArthurat 76'minutes
  • 15StephensSubstituted forMaycockat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 9Wilson

Substitutes

  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 4Lowe
  • 6Grimes
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 18Maycock
  • 20Vincenti
  • 22Arthur
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
6,786

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Dismissal

Keston Davies (Notts County) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town).

Keston Davies (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Kristian Dennis (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

Dismissal

Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) is shown the red card.

Hand ball by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Maycock (Macclesfield Town).

Andy Kellett (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Keston Davies (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Callum Maycock replaces Ben Stephens because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tyrone Marsh.

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Ryan Lloyd.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Jones (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Tyrone Marsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kristian Dennis replaces Kane Hemmings.

Delay in match Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) because of an injury.

Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Miles Welch-Hayes replaces James Pearson.

Attempt saved. Robert Milsom (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keston Davies (Notts County).

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Kane Hemmings (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town).

Keston Davies (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Notts County).

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23145442222047
2MK Dons23127433171643
3Mansfield221011134161841
4Colchester24125736251141
5Exeter2411763526940
6Bury24116745281739
7Forest Green23109435221339
8Tranmere2410773731637
9Carlisle24113103829936
10Stevenage2410593031-135
11Newport2310583541-635
12Oldham248883432232
13Swindon248882732-532
14Grimsby2494112730-331
15Northampton2461172931-229
16Port Vale2477102428-428
17Crewe2484122329-628
18Crawley2382133038-826
19Cheltenham2367102534-925
20Morecambe2474132640-1425
21Yeovil225892627-123
22Cambridge2465132139-1823
23Macclesfield2455142039-1920
24Notts County2447132651-2519
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