Macclesfield eased past Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Barrow to set up an FA Cup third round tie with Championship leaders Cardiff City.

After the original fixture ended 1-1, Jon-Paul Kissock fired the Silkmen ahead early on, before Chris Holroyd's 20-yard effort doubled their advantage.

Bluebirds forward Adam Boyes struck to reduce the deficit just a minute later.

But after 67 minutes Matthew Barnes-Homer rounded the keeper to score before Holroyd's finish sealed the win.

It was the fourth time that the two sides had been scheduled to play, after the initial match was postponed twice because of a frozen pitch, before the draw at Holker Street earlier in December.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Cronin
  • 02 Jackson
  • 05 Brown
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 31 Martin
  • 07 Mackreth (Winn - 72' )
  • 08 Murtagh Booked
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock
  • 09 Barnes-Homer (Henry - 85' )
  • 32 Holroyd (Morgan-Smith - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 34 Mills
  • 18 Henry
  • 25 Agumbar
  • 10 Morgan-Smith
  • 11 Winn
  • 20 Fairhurst

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Flynn (Jackson - 77' )
  • 04 Hessey
  • 03 Skelton
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Owen
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 14 Harvey
  • 22 McConville Booked (Rowe - 73' )
  • 09 Boyes
  • 23 Almond

Substitutes

  • 21 Pearson
  • 16 Anderson
  • 11 Rowe
  • 12 Jackson
  • 15 Hunter
Ref: Gibbs
Att: 1,554

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

7 3

Corners

1 1

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:30 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:26

The ball is delivered by Louis Almond.

88:06

James Owen takes a shot. Clearance by Sam Wedgbury. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Rowe, Carl Martin makes a clearance.

86:36

Free kick taken by Sean Hessey, Effort from long range by Louis Almond goes wide right of the target.

86:36 Booking

Booking Keiran Murtagh is booked.

86:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Almond by Keiran Murtagh.

84:08 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer goes off and Charlie Henry comes on.

80:55

James Owen fouled by Amari Morgan-Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Hessey takes the free kick.

80:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Owen on Ryan Jackson. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

79:25 Substitution

Substitution Amari Morgan-Smith is brought on as a substitute for Chris Holroyd.

77:34

Foul by Adam Boyes on John Paul Kissock, free kick awarded. Keiran Murtagh takes the direct free kick.

76:49 Substitution

Substitution (Barrow) makes a substitution, with Joseph Jackson coming on for Matthew Flynn.

73:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keiran Murtagh on Alex-Ray Harvey. Strike on goal comes in from Sean Hessey from the free kick.

71:37 Substitution

Substitution Danny Rowe replaces Sean McConville.

71:37 Substitution

Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Peter Winn coming on for Jack Mackreth.

70:12

Chris Holroyd fouled by Gavin Skelton, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Martin.

68:59

The assist for the goal came from Jack Mackreth.

68:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Holroyd - Macclesfld 4 - 1 Barrow Goal scored by Chris Holroyd from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 4-1 Barrow.

68:20

Ryan Jackson fouled by Louis Almond, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

67:55

Matthew Barnes-Homer handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

66:15

Assist by Nathaniel Brown.

66:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Barnes-Homer - Macclesfld 3 - 1 Barrow Matthew Barnes-Homer finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 3-1 Barrow.

65:13

The ball is swung over by Matthew Barnes-Homer.

63:29

Foul by Mike Pearson on Chris Holroyd, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Sam Wedgbury from the free kick, Sean Hessey manages to make a clearance.

60:25

Sam Wedgbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Almond. Sean Hessey fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

59:14

The referee blows for offside against Chris Holroyd. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

56:54

Keiran Murtagh has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

55:20

Unfair challenge on John Paul Kissock by James Owen results in a free kick. Craig Braham-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

48:58

Paul Rutherford challenges Craig Braham-Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiran Murtagh takes the indirect free kick.

47:33

John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Save made by Danny Hurst.

46:05

Shot from just outside the area by Sean McConville goes over the bar.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:22 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:34

Foul by Chris Holroyd on Alex-Ray Harvey, free kick awarded. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

41:55

Unfair challenge on Sean Hessey by Matthew Barnes-Homer results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

41:02

John Paul Kissock takes the inswinging corner, save by Danny Hurst.

36:00

Matthew Barnes-Homer delivers the ball.

34:59

Alex-Ray Harvey concedes a free kick for a foul on John Paul Kissock. Free kick taken by Keiran Murtagh.

34:18

Adam Boyes concedes a free kick for a foul on John Paul Kissock. Free kick taken by Keiran Murtagh.

31:36 Booking

Booking Sean McConville goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

29:59

Louis Almond takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Brown. Foul by Keiran Murtagh on Alex-Ray Harvey, free kick awarded. Sean Hessey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

29:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Mackreth on James Owen. Matthew Flynn takes the indirect free kick.

28:11

Alex-Ray Harvey challenges Keiran Murtagh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Martin.

26:59

Foul by Keiran Murtagh on James Owen, free kick awarded. Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

26:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Brown on Sean Hessey. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

24:55

James Owen challenges Sam Wedgbury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiran Murtagh takes the indirect free kick.

22:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Owen by Matthew Barnes-Homer. Free kick taken by Matthew Flynn.

21:03

Louis Almond has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

20:35

Shot by Sean McConville from inside the area bounces off the post.

18:17

The ball is sent over by Matthew Flynn.

16:35

Paul Rutherford provided the assist for the goal.

16:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Boyes - Macclesfld 2 - 1 Barrow Adam Boyes finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 2-1 Barrow.

15:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Holroyd - Macclesfld 2 - 0 Barrow Chris Holroyd grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Macclesfield 2-0 Barrow.

14:11

The ball is swung over by Ryan Jackson, Alex-Ray Harvey makes a clearance.

13:12

Keiran Murtagh has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

8:06

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Save made by Danny Hurst.

7:42

Unfair challenge on Matthew Barnes-Homer by Mike Pearson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiran Murtagh.

6:16

Assist by Ryan Jackson.

6:16 Goal scored

Goal! - John Paul Kissock - Macclesfld 1 - 0 Barrow John Paul Kissock gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 1-0 Barrow.

4:15

James Owen sends in a cross.

2:56

Matthew Barnes-Homer concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Hessey. Sean Hessey takes the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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