Connor Jennings scored a hat-trick as Macclesfield denied Wrexham a point in the Conference Premier.

Macclesfield were awarded a spot kick in the opening minute, which Jennings converted after being brought down by keeper Andy Coughlin.

Joe Anyinsah levelled for Wrexham before Jennings restored Macclesfield's lead before the interval.

Substitute Brett Ormerod looked to have rescued a point but Jennings completed his hat-trick in injury time.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"[It] hurts because we worked so hard to get back into it. There's no good way to lose. We've got to defend better. It's ridiculous - schoolboy stuff.

"I don't think it's a pen. I think he [Coughlin] got the ball but that a horrendous start for us. We got back in the game with a good goal by Joe but then it's sloppy again.

"We got back in it again and you do that in the last minute. It ceases to amaze me really."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 03 Andrew
  • 12 Williams
  • 26 Halls
  • 04 Martin
  • 23 Whitaker (Holroyd - 84' )
  • 06 Turnbull Booked
  • 24 Rowe
  • 19 Boden (Mackreth - 69' )
  • 11 Winn (Kay - 68' )
  • 08 Jennings Booked

Substitutes

  • 14 Gnahoua
  • 09 Holroyd
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 02 Connor
  • 25 Kay

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 28 Artell
  • 03 Ashton
  • 17 Clowes (Tomassen - 32' )
  • 08 Harris
  • 12 Keates
  • 06 Clarke
  • 26 Anyinsah (Ormerod - 76' )
  • 29 Carrington
  • 09 Bishop (Cieslewicz - 76' )
  • 15 Ogleby

Substitutes

  • 10 Ormerod
  • 01 Mayebi
  • 21 Evans
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 07 Cieslewicz
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 1,978

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

6 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Wrexham 2.

90:00 +5:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Wrexham 2.

90:00 +3:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Wrexham 2. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

90:00 +2:46

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

90:00 +2:46

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

89:38

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

87:34 Booking

Booking Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:24

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

87:24

Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

85:00 Booking

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

84:46

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

84:46

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

84:15

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

84:15

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

83:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Danny Whitaker.

81:16

Foul by Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham).

81:16

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

79:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 2. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).

79:26

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

79:26

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

77:56

Corner, Wrexham.

75:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod replaces Joe Anyinsah.

75:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Andy Bishop.

74:54

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

72:23

Foul by Steve Tomassen (Wrexham).

72:23

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

71:28

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

71:28

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

70:06

Corner, Wrexham.

68:14 Substitution

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

67:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Kay replaces Peter Winn.

67:36

Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

67:36

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

63:16

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

62:54

Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

61:55

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

60:25

Attempt blocked. Dean Keates (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

59:38

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

57:21

Corner, Wrexham.

57:04

Corner, Wrexham.

56:43

Attempt saved. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55:45

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

55:07

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

53:35

Corner, Wrexham.

52:14

Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

52:14

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

51:50

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

51:32

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

49:22

Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

49:22

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

48:37

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

48:13

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

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 1.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 1.

45:00 +0:18

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

45:00 +0:18

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

44:19

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

43:23

Corner, Wrexham.

43:03

Attempt saved. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

39:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Wrexham 1. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

38:32

Corner, Wrexham.

37:04

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

35:45

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

33:04

Attempt missed. David Artell (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Clarke.

32:45

Corner, Wrexham.

31:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Steve Tomassen replaces Leon Clowes.

30:30

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

30:30

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

30:00

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

27:19

Corner, Wrexham.

23:55

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

20:30

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

20:30

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

16:32

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

16:32

Andy Coughlin (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

14:28

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

14:28

Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

12:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Wrexham 1. Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

11:38

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

11:38

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

10:59

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

10:59

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

9:44

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

9:44

Leon Clowes (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

9:21

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

9:21

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

8:51

Attempt saved. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box is saved.

8:23

Corner, Wrexham.

7:53

Corner, Wrexham.

4:57

Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

1:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Wrexham 0. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.

0:12

Penalty conceded by Andy Coughlin (Wrexham) after a foul in the penalty area.

0:12

Penalty Macclesfield Town. Connor Jennings draws a foul in the penalty area.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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