Matthew Barnes-Homer scored twice as Macclesfield made it four wins from five with victory over Barrow.

The summer signing opened the scoring when he curled home a shot from John Paul Kissock's defence-splitting ball.

Adam Boyes headed just wide as Barrow looked for a way back, although keeper Danny Hurst had to be alert to deny Jack Mackreth a second for Macc.

And Barnes-Homer sealed it for the Silkmen in injury time when he finished at the second attempt.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Cronin
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Charnock
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 07 Mackreth (Henry - 80' )
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 12 Mendy Booked
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock Booked (Diagne - 74' )
  • 09 Barnes-Homer
  • 32 Holroyd (Winn - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 18 Henry
  • 11 Winn
  • 20 Fairhurst
  • 30 Edmans

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 16 Anderson
  • 19 Aldred
  • 03 Skelton (Rowe - 79' )
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Owen Booked (Baker - 57' )
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 09 Boyes
  • 15 Hunter
  • 17 Mukendi (Jackson - 71' )
  • 20 Moore

Substitutes

  • 21 Pearson
  • 04 Hessey
  • 08 Baker
  • 11 Rowe
  • 12 Jackson
Ref: Barratt
Att: 1,711

Match Stats

Shots

18 6

On target

13 3

Corners

9 3

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:19 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Moore by Craig Braham-Barrett. Free kick taken by Chris Moore.

90:00 +3:01 Substitution

Substitution Peter Winn comes on in place of Chris Holroyd.

90:00 +2:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Barnes-Homer - Macclesfld 2 - 0 Barrow Matthew Barnes-Homer grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 2-0 Barrow.

90:00 +1:51

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Danny Hurst.

90:00 +1:15

Charlie Henry has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +0:57

Tony Diagne takes a shot from 12 yards. Thomas Anderson gets a block in.

90:00 +0:14

Garry Hunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Keiran Murtagh. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Brown.

85:42

The referee blows for offside. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

82:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Aldred by Chris Holroyd. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

82:15

The ball is delivered by Garry Hunter, Kieran Charnock manages to make a clearance.

81:56

Corner taken short by Richie Baker.

79:42 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Henry on for Jack Mackreth.

78:28 Substitution

Substitution Danny Rowe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Skelton.

77:43

Tony Diagne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Moore. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

76:47

Inswinging corner taken by Keiran Murtagh from the left by-line.

73:54 Substitution

Substitution Tony Diagne is brought on as a substitute for John Paul Kissock.

72:06

Keiran Murtagh takes a shot. Tom Aldred gets a block in.

70:53 Substitution

Substitution Joseph Jackson comes on in place of Vinny Mukendi.

68:35

Short corner taken by John Paul Kissock from the right by-line.

68:24

Effort on goal by Matthew Barnes-Homer from 18 yards. Save by Danny Hurst.

67:47

Corner from right by-line taken by Richie Baker.

67:15

Shot by Adam Boyes. Blocked by Kieran Charnock.

66:55

Matthew Barnes-Homer has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

65:42

Richie Baker fouled by Chris Holroyd, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

65:27

Corner taken right-footed by John Paul Kissock from the left by-line, Richie Baker makes a clearance.

64:40

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Tom Aldred.

62:26

Jack Mackreth has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

60:57

Shot by Chris Holroyd. Blocked by Garry Hunter.

60:29

Shot from 18 yards from Paul Rutherford. Lance Cronin makes a comfortable save.

56:50

Shot by Adam Boyes. Kieran Charnock gets a block in.

56:14 Substitution

Substitution Richie Baker is brought on as a substitute for James Owen.

54:01

Keiran Murtagh has an effort at goal. Save by Danny Hurst.

53:05

Matthew Barnes-Homer sends in a cross.

52:14

Garry Hunter restarts play with the free kick.

52:14 Booking

Booking John Paul Kissock goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

52:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Paul Kissock on Garry Hunter.

50:02

Vinny Mukendi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Charnock. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

49:12

Adam Boyes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

47:24

Tom Aldred fouled by Kieran Charnock, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

46:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Paul Kissock by Garry Hunter. John Paul Kissock takes the direct free kick.

46:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer on Thomas Anderson. Thomas Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

45:30

Adam Boyes has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:44

The ball is crossed by Sam Wedgbury.

45:00 +0:05

Unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by James Owen results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from John Paul Kissock from the free kick.

43:45

Keiran Murtagh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Hunter. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hunter.

42:01

Keiran Murtagh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

41:29

Garry Hunter challenges Nathaniel Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

40:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Paul Kissock from the right by-line, clearance by Vinny Mukendi.

40:27

Jack Mackreth takes a shot. Fantastic save by Danny Hurst.

39:24

Garry Hunter challenges John Paul Kissock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Paul Kissock.

38:18

Matthew Barnes-Homer handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

37:46

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

35:58

Garry Hunter takes the direct free kick.

35:58 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

35:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Owen by Arnaud Mendy.

35:09

Foul by Adam Boyes on Nathaniel Brown, free kick awarded. Nathaniel Brown takes the free kick.

33:53

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Brown by Adam Boyes results in a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

28:30

Inswinging corner taken by Garry Hunter from the left by-line, clearance made by Sam Wedgbury.

27:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Braham-Barrett by James Owen. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

24:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Paul Kissock by Garry Hunter. Direct free kick taken by John Paul Kissock.

24:13

Corner taken short by John Paul Kissock.

23:15

Free kick taken by Nathaniel Brown.

23:15 Booking

Booking Booking for James Owen for unsporting behaviour.

22:56

James Owen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keiran Murtagh.

21:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by John Paul Kissock, Header from deep inside the area by Jack Mackreth goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

21:34

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Paul Kissock, save by Danny Hurst.

21:20

Keiran Murtagh takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

21:06

Unfair challenge on Mike Pearson by Kieran Charnock results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

19:53

Outswinging corner taken by John Paul Kissock, Danny Hurst makes a fantastic save.

18:54

Adam Boyes has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

17:37

Craig Braham-Barrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Rutherford. Free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

17:14

Vinny Mukendi is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kieran Charnock.

15:28

The assist for the goal came from John Paul Kissock.

15:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Barnes-Homer - Macclesfld 1 - 0 Barrow Matthew Barnes-Homer finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 1-0 Barrow.

13:34

The referee penalises Vinny Mukendi for handball. Free kick taken by Kieran Charnock.

9:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by John Paul Kissock, Thomas Anderson makes a clearance.

8:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keiran Murtagh by Tom Aldred. Chris Holroyd produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

8:01

Centre by Jack Mackreth.

6:11

Effort on goal by Vinny Mukendi from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

5:07

Jack Mackreth produces a cross, Thomas Anderson manages to make a clearance.

4:27

Vinny Mukendi concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Brown. Nathaniel Brown takes the direct free kick.

2:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer on Thomas Anderson. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

0:56

Foul by Chris Holroyd on Mike Pearson, free kick awarded. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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