Lateef Elford-Alliyu proved the difference as Tamworth claimed a narrow victory over in-form Macclesfield.

The hosts took the lead early in the first half when Elford-Alliyu powered an impressive long-range effort that flew in via the right-hand post.

Macclesfield's Chris Holroyd saw his header saved by keeper Cameron Belford, who also kept out Danny Whitaker.

The visitors had gone into the match on the back of three successive wins, but Tamworth held on for the points.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 15 Courtney
  • 02 Evans
  • 19 Capaldi
  • 20 Todd (Gudger - 73' )
  • 08 Baker
  • 27 Wright Booked
  • 07 Kerry Booked
  • 26 Elford-Alliyu Booked (Woolery - 86' )
  • 17 Peniket

Substitutes

  • 23 Wren
  • 03 Gudger
  • 18 Woolery
  • 12 Harris
  • 10 Byfield

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 26 Halls
  • 03 Andrew
  • 04 Martin
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 02 Connor
  • 07 Mackreth (Boden - 74' )
  • 06 Turnbull Booked
  • 09 Holroyd
  • 11 Winn (Rowe - 61' )
  • 08 Jennings

Substitutes

  • 24 Rowe
  • 05 Bolton
  • 19 Boden
  • 10 Kissock
  • 25 Kay
Ref: Simon Bennett
Att: 864

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

7 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

20 7

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tamworth 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

90:00 +4:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tamworth 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

90:00 +2:29 Booking

Booking Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:37

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

86:42

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

86:23

Attempt saved. Jack Evans (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Lateef Elford-Alliyu.

85:14

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

84:55

Attempt saved. Mark Wright (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

81:33

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Danny M. Rowe with a cross.

80:48

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

80:48

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

80:17

Attempt missed. Mark Wright (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

78:53

Foul by Mark Wright (Tamworth).

78:53

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

77:06

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

75:32

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

74:50 Booking

Booking Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:42

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

74:42

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

73:49

Foul by Connor Gudger (Tamworth).

73:49

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

73:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden replaces Jack Mackreth.

72:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Connor Gudger replaces Andy Todd.

72:27

Attempt saved. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Mackreth with a cross.

70:11

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

70:11

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

68:29

Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

68:00

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

67:26

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

67:26

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

64:54

Hand ball by Andy Todd (Tamworth).

64:16

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

62:58

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

61:55

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

61:18

Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

61:18

Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

60:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Peter Winn.

59:36

Foul by Andy Todd (Tamworth).

59:36

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

57:53

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

57:53

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

56:07

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

56:07

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

53:58

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

53:42

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

52:54

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

52:54

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

50:45

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

50:02

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

50:02

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

49:38

Corner, Tamworth.

49:26

Attempt blocked. Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

48:15

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

46:17

Corner, Tamworth.

45:00

Second Half begins Tamworth 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tamworth 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

44:38

Corner, Tamworth.

42:29

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

42:29

Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

41:20

Offside, Tamworth. Tony Capaldi tries a through ball, but Tony Capaldi is caught offside.

40:58

Corner, Tamworth.

40:14

Attempt saved. Jack Evans (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

38:57

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

38:57

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

38:36

Foul by Andy Todd (Tamworth).

38:36

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

36:41

Foul by Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth).

36:41

Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

35:47

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Peter Winn tries a through ball, but Peter Winn is caught offside.

35:07 Booking

Booking Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:47

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

34:47

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

32:07

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

32:07

Duane Courtney (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

31:32

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Paul Turnbull tries a through ball, but Paul Turnbull is caught offside.

28:58

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

28:58

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

27:52

Corner, Tamworth.

27:09

Corner, Tamworth.

26:10 Booking

Booking Mark Wright (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

25:54

Foul by Mark Wright (Tamworth).

25:54

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

24:19

Attempt saved. Richard Baker (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

23:28

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:07

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

21:07

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

19:43

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

19:43

Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

19:28

Attempt saved. Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

18:07

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

18:07

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

14:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth).

12:31

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

11:52

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) header from the right side of the box is too high.

10:46

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

10:46

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

8:12

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

4:25

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

4:25

Duane Courtney (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

3:51

Attempt missed. Mark Wright (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

2:31

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

2:31

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

2:12

Attempt saved. Andy Todd (Tamworth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Mark Wright with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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