Macclesfield 3 - 1 Northampton
Ben Tomlinson's brace helped Macclesfield secure a vital three points at the expense of Northampton.
The former Worksop striker put the Silkmen ahead, blasting home from the edge of the area after a fluffed clearance by keeper Sam Walker.
Marlon Jackson then levelled for Northampton from 10 yards before Tomlinson struck again with a hip-high volley from the edge of the box.
Tomlinson then released substitute Colin Daniel, who fired in the third.
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Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I thought they defended unbelievably but we kept going second-half and I thoroughly thought we deserved it.
"The lad (Ben Tomlinson) has still got a lot to learn but he's enthusiastic, brave and knows where the net is.
"I got George (Donnelly) in and I always wanted to play the pair of them and today I thought they complimented each other well."
Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:
"I think for an hour, the game could've gone either way. We're very disappointed because we didn't really give it enough of a go in the last 20 minutes.
"If you give the ball away as much as we did, then they're going to be dangerous.
"We didn't create enough opportunities to win the game. I felt we only had to show a bit of quality in the final third, but we didn't show that."
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Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.90:00 +2:52 Booking
Booking Tony Diagne receives a yellow card for dissent.90:00 +1:07
Short corner taken by Waide Fairhurst.90:00 +0:54
Ross Draper takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.90:00 +0:11 Substitution
Substitution Sam Wedgbury goes off and Lewis Chalmers comes on.88:18 Substitution
Substitution Waide Fairhurst comes on in place of Ben Tomlinson.87:10
Assist by Ben Tomlinson.87:10 Goal scored
Goal! - Colin Daniel - Macclesfld 3 - 1 Northamp'n Colin Daniel finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 3-1 Northampton.86:36
Corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line, Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance.85:50 Substitution
Substitution Colin Daniel replaces Matthew Hamshaw.84:58 Substitution
Substitution Lewis Young leaves the field to be replaced by Lumbardh Salihu.84:58 Substitution
Substitution Nathaniel Wedderburn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Robinson.83:40
Assist on the goal came from Elliott Hewitt.83:40 Goal scored
Goal! - Ben Tomlinson - Macclesfld 2 - 1 Northamp'n Ben Tomlinson fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 2-1 Northampton.81:22
Free kick taken by Sam Wedgbury.81:22 Booking
Booking Ashley Westwood receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.81:06
Ashley Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Donnelly.79:10
The offside flag is raised against George Donnelly. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.77:36
Ross Draper takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.76:00
Carl Tremarco fouled by John Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Wedgbury takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Ben Tomlinson. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.70:54 Substitution
Substitution Paul Turnbull goes off and Ashley Corker comes on.70:29
Close range headed effort by Shaun Brisley goes wide of the left-hand upright.69:31
Michael Jacobs challenges Ross Draper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Hamshaw takes the direct free kick.67:42
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw from the left by-line, clearance by John Johnson.67:29
George Donnelly takes a shot. Paul Turnbull gets a block in.65:50
Ross Draper takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.65:20
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line to the near post, Sam Walker makes a save.64:29
Matthew Hamshaw takes a outswinging corner.64:07
Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.63:15
Michael Jacobs produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.61:43
Tony Diagne takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.59:48
Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, John Johnson takes a shot. Ben Tomlinson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury.59:18
Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.56:51
The assistant referee signals for offside against Carl Tremarco. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.54:03
Jake Robinson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.53:29
Ben Tomlinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Walker takes the free kick.49:37
Michael Jacobs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Tony Diagne.47:13
Tony Diagne takes a shot. Blocked by John Johnson.45:14
Sam Wedgbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Jacobs.45:01
The second half kicks off.45:00 +2:32 Half time
Half Time The match has reached half-time.45:00 +2:13
Ben Tomlinson challenges Ben Tozer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.43:59
Lewis Young provided the assist for the goal.43:59 Goal scored
Goal! - Marlon Jackson - Macclesfld 1 - 1 Northamp'n Marlon Jackson finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 1-1 Northampton.39:12
Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Brown. Free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.37:35
Michael Jacobs concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Hamshaw. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.36:42 Booking
Booking Booking for Ben Tomlinson.35:48 Goal scored
Goal! - Ben Tomlinson - Macclesfld 1 - 0 Northamp'n Ben Tomlinson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 1-0 Northampton.33:59
Elliott Hewitt takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.32:18
Foul by Ben Tomlinson on Ben Tozer, free kick awarded. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.31:56
Tony Diagne takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.29:59
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Jacobs.28:00
Jake Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Tomlinson.27:29
Sam Wedgbury takes a inswinging corner.27:07
The ball is crossed by Matthew Hamshaw, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.25:15
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Langmead on Shaun Brisley. Free kick taken by Sam Wedgbury.23:01
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Ross Draper. Free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.21:26
Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Ashley Westwood gets a block in.18:59
George Donnelly produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.16:25
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Tomlinson. Sam Walker takes the free kick.15:59
Adebayo Akinfenwa handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.13:50
John Johnson delivers the ball, clearance by Shaun Brisley.10:16
Corner taken by Michael Jacobs played to the near post, Ashley Westwood has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.4:47
Unfair challenge on Marlon Jackson by Ross Draper results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.2:30
Foul by Tony Diagne on Marlon Jackson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.2:17
Carl Tremarco sends in a cross, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.0:57
Unfair challenge on John Johnson by George Donnelly results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.0:00
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