Matthew Barnes-Homer's 21st goal of the season helped Macclesfield come from behind to defeat struggling Lincoln.

Imps boss Gary Simpson, who had a two-year spell in charge of the Silkmen, saw has side go ahead through Alan Power's penalty, after Pablo Mills felled Adam Smith in the area.

Shortly after the break, Scott Garner deflected Amari Morgan-Smith's shot into his own net to make it level.

And Barnes-Homer tapped in Ryan Jackson's delivery for the winner.

The result leaves Lincoln, who are without a win in the two games that new boss Simpson has overseen, just one point above the drop zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Simpson encouraged by Imps' spirit

"They've got some good players and can pass the ball well and keep it well, but they didn't really hurt us.

"We stuck to our game-plan and got our noses in front and I thought to myself that if we could keep frustrating them for the 15 or 20 minutes after half-time, then we might be OK, but we conceded a sloppy goal, they got their tails up and scored the second one.

"We could have folded, but credit to the players, we stuck at it and at the end, we had a couple of decent chances and might have got a draw out of it. You have to weather those spells if you can and we didn't quite do it, but I can't fault the spirit."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Macclesfield

  • 40 Taylor
  • 02 Jackson
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 30 Audel
  • 34 Mills
  • 08 Murtagh Booked
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock (Mackreth - 76' )
  • 09 Barnes-Homer
  • 10 Morgan-Smith (Winn - 67' )
  • 20 Fairhurst Booked (Andre Da Costa - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Mackreth
  • 15 Andre Da Costa
  • 11 Winn
  • 23 McDonald

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 05 Boyce Booked
  • 06 Garner
  • 20 Miller
  • 30 Gilbert (Jordan - 90' )
  • 08 Power Booked
  • 12 Sheridan (Taylor - 72' )
  • 35 Turnbull (Hobson - 82' )
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith
  • 14 Oliver

Substitutes

  • 31 Preece
  • 04 Jordan
  • 16 Nicolau
  • 10 Taylor
  • 23 Hobson
Ref: Whiteley
Att: 1,557

Match Stats

Shots

13 4

On target

6 1

Corners

4 3

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:51 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:14

Adam Smith produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

90:00 +2:47 Substitution

Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Andre Da Costa coming on for Waide Fairhurst.

90:00 +1:38 Substitution

Substitution Todd Jordan on for Peter Gilbert.

90:00 +1:26

Shot from just outside the box by Waide Fairhurst misses to the right of the target.

89:54

Pablo Mills takes the indirect free kick.

89:54 Booking

Booking Alan Power is booked.

89:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Power on Sam Wedgbury.

88:57

Alan Power takes a outswinging corner.

86:13

Craig Hobson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Braham-Barrett. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

85:45

Peter Winn takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

84:39

Thierry Audel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vadaine Oliver. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Power.

81:08 Substitution

Substitution Craig Hobson on for Paul Turnbull.

78:31

Alan Power concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Braham-Barrett. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

75:50

Shot by Waide Fairhurst from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

74:13 Substitution

Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Jack Mackreth coming on for John Paul Kissock.

74:13

Outswinging corner taken by Alan Power.

71:35

Indirect free kick taken by Alan Power.

71:35 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Sheridan.

71:35

Peter Winn challenges Alan Power unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Thierry Audel misses to the right of the target.

66:35 Substitution

Substitution Peter Winn on for Amari Morgan-Smith.

64:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Power by Keiran Murtagh. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

61:51

Vadaine Oliver challenges Pablo Mills unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

60:34

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jake Sheridan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

57:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Barnes-Homer. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

56:54

Alan Power has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

54:56

Ryan Jackson provided the assist for the goal.

54:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Barnes-Homer - Macclesfld 2 - 1 Lincoln Matthew Barnes-Homer gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 2-1 Lincoln City.

53:09

Ryan Jackson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Farman.

51:28

Effort from the edge of the area by Waide Fairhurst goes wide of the left-hand post.

50:13

Sam Wedgbury takes a outswinging corner.

49:16

Sam Wedgbury decides to take a short corner.

46:06

Ryan Jackson provided the assist for the goal.

46:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Garner - Macclesfld 1 - 1 Lincoln Headed own goal by Scott Garner. Macclesfield 1-1 Lincoln City.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:16 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:41

Waide Fairhurst is adjudged to have handled the ball. Andrew Boyce takes the free kick.

43:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Miller by Amari Morgan-Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Farman.

42:59

Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Vadaine Oliver.

42:45

Ryan Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Boyce.

40:06

Keiran Murtagh has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

38:31

Corner taken by Alan Power.

38:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Sheridan by Pablo Mills. Alan Power takes the indirect free kick.

36:31

Scott Garner is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Jackson.

33:09

Adam Smith challenges John Paul Kissock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Wedgbury.

31:41

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

27:14

Foul by Vadaine Oliver on Ryan Jackson, free kick awarded. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

25:34

Free kick taken by Keiran Murtagh.

25:34 Booking

Booking Booking for Waide Fairhurst for unsporting behaviour.

25:32 Booking

Booking Andrew Boyce goes into the book.

24:47

Andrew Boyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Waide Fairhurst.

23:41

John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Brilliant save by Paul Farman.

22:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Power - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Lincoln Penalty taken right-footed by Alan Power and scored. Macclesfield 0-1 Lincoln City.

21:04

Penalty awarded for a foul by Pablo Mills on Alan Power.

20:08

Foul by Scott Garner on Amari Morgan-Smith, free kick awarded. Keiran Murtagh takes the indirect free kick.

19:09 Booking

Booking Keiran Murtagh goes into the book.

17:26

Mamadou Fofana takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

15:25

Shot from just outside the box by John Paul Kissock goes over the bar.

13:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Vadaine Oliver. Pablo Mills takes the free kick.

11:51

Amari Morgan-Smith challenges Tom Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

7:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Paul Kissock by Alan Power. Keiran Murtagh takes the indirect free kick.

3:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Smith. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

2:43

The official flags Matthew Barnes-Homer offside. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

1:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Boyce on Amari Morgan-Smith. Keiran Murtagh takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers