Match ends, Notts County 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
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.
- 8VaughanSubstituted forKellettat 45'minutes
- 21DaviesBooked at 90mins
- 4HewittSubstituted forMilsomat 38'minutes
- 15HemmingsSubstituted forDennisat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 19PearsonSubstituted forWelch-Hayesat 67'minutes
- 11LloydSubstituted forArthurat 76'minutes
- 15StephensSubstituted forMaycockat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10SmithBooked at 90mins
- Paul Marsden
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
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.
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).
Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) is shown the red card.
Hand ball by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).
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, 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! 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).