Jack Mackreth killed off Brackley's comeback hopes and booked Conference Premier side Macclesfield's place in the FA Cup third round.

Danny Andrew slotted home for the hosts before Scott Boden's close range tap-in doubled the lead.

Minutes later, Steve Diggin reduced the deficit for the visitors before Owen Story's volley pulled Brackley level.

Mackreth sealed the win nine minutes from time with an impressive goal from a tight angle.

The victory means that Macclesfield progress to the third round of the FA Cup for the third season in a row.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 26 Halls
  • 03 Andrew
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 12 Williams
  • 04 Martin
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 19 Boden
  • 08 Jennings
  • 24 Rowe (Connor - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Connor
  • 09 Holroyd
  • 10 Kissock
  • 11 Winn (Connor - 84' )
  • 15 Lewis
  • 20 Branagan
  • 25 Kay

Brackley Town

  • 01 Turley
  • 02 Reid
  • 11 Walker
  • 06 Austin
  • 05 Sharpe
  • 08 Solkhon
  • 07 Sandy (Story - 53' )
  • 04 Towers
  • 09 Mulligan (Mills - 54' )
  • 10 Diggin
  • 03 McDonald (Jarvis - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Cartwright
  • 14 Story
  • 15 Odhiambo
  • 16 Mills
  • 17 Worby
  • 18 Griffin
  • 19 Jarvis
Ref: Tony Harrington
Att: 2,438

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

7 6

Corners

6 6

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +4:24 Full time

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

90:00 +4:07

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

90:00 +4:07

Glenn Walker (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:38

Attempt saved. Owen Story (Brackley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +1:56

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Tom Sharpe.

90:00 +1:00

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:57

Foul by Owen Story (Brackley Town).

89:38

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

89:38

Ryan Austin (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:19

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:19

Foul by Brett Solkhon (Brackley Town).

88:30

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Carl Martin.

86:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brackley Town. Nathaniel Jarvis replaces Curtis McDonald.

84:09

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

83:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Joe Connor replaces Peter Winn.

82:15

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

82:00

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

81:48

Attempt saved. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Brackley Town 2. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

77:00

Attempt missed. Steve Diggin (Brackley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

76:33 Substitution

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

76:21

Attempt missed. Steve Diggin (Brackley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

70:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Brackley Town 2. Owen Story (Brackley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal.

69:15

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Rhys Taylor.

69:00

Attempt saved. Owen Story (Brackley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

67:45

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:45

Foul by Owen Story (Brackley Town).

67:07

Attempt saved. Izak Reid (Brackley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:54

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:54

Foul by Steve Towers (Brackley Town).

65:00

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

64:04

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

64:04

Owen Story (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:57

Attempt missed. Glenn Walker (Brackley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:35

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:35

Foul by Ben Mills (Brackley Town).

57:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Brackley Town 1. Steve Diggin (Brackley Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

56:53

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Steve Williams.

56:05

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Carl Martin.

54:27

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

53:44

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

53:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brackley Town. Ben Mills replaces Gary Mulligan.

52:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brackley Town. Owen Story replaces Elliot Sandy.

51:44

Attempt blocked. Steve Towers (Brackley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:38

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

50:38

Curtis McDonald (Brackley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Brackley Town 0. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny M. Rowe with a cross.

47:01

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:01

Foul by Steve Diggin (Brackley Town).

46:16

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Billy Turley.

46:02

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Brackley Town 0.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

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

43:12

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Izak Reid.

42:27

Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

39:49

Attempt missed. Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

39:14

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Austin.

37:08

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Austin.

34:56

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

34:56

Gary Mulligan (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:26

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:26

Foul by Gary Mulligan (Brackley Town).

30:02

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:02

Foul by Brett Solkhon (Brackley Town).

23:20

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:20

Foul by Brett Solkhon (Brackley Town).

22:43

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Steve Williams.

20:08

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

16:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Brackley Town 0. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

15:32

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Brett Solkhon.

10:22

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

10:22

Elliot Sandy (Brackley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:06

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:59

Attempt saved. Steve Diggin (Brackley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:49

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Steve Williams.

1:16

Attempt missed. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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