Gateshead strengthened their position in the Conference Premier play-off places as they claimed all three points at the Moss Rose.

Colin Larkin sent the visitors on their way as he headed Carl Magnay's cross from the left into the bottom corner.

Larkin turned provider for the second as his pass found Marcus Maddison, whose shot on the turn flew into the net from inside the penalty area.

The win keeps Gateshead in the final Conference Premier play-off place.

They are three points clear of Braintree with one game remaining and have a slightly better goal difference.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 26 Halls (Cowan - 39' )
  • 03 Andrew
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 12 Williams
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 25 Kay (Holroyd - 53' )
  • 19 Boden
  • 06 Turnbull Booked
  • 11 Winn (Rowe - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Holroyd
  • 15 Lewis
  • 20 Branagan
  • 24 Rowe
  • 28 Cowan

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 16 Baxter
  • 02 Magnay
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 04 Chandler
  • 29 Oster
  • 07 Larkin (Hatch - 60' )
  • 25 Maddison (Ramshaw - 74' )
  • 18 Marwood (Walker - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Hatch
  • 11 Cummins
  • 17 Walker
  • 21 Ramshaw
  • 35 Noble
Ref: Karl Evans
Att: 1,628

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

1 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 5

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 2.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 2.

90:00 +2:46

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

90:00 +2:46

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

88:42

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

86:39

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

86:24

Attempt blocked. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

83:47

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

83:47

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

81:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Josh Walker replaces James Marwood.

80:41

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

75:40

Foul by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

75:40

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

73:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces Marcus Maddison.

71:46

Attempt blocked. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

69:16

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

69:16

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

63:41

Corner, Gateshead.

63:15

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

63:15

Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

61:21 Substitution

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

59:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Liam Hatch replaces Colin Larkin.

59:02

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box is too high.

58:32

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

52:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Scott Kay.

52:31

Attempt saved. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

50:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 2. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

47:04

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 1.

45:00 +0:44 Half time

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

45:00 +0:30

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

45:00 +0:30

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

44:56 Booking

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

44:31

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

44:31

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

41:51

Hand ball by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

38:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Andy Halls because of an injury.

34:52

Corner, Gateshead.

34:03

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

34:03

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

32:47

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

32:47

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

31:33

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

31:33

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

30:48

Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

29:32

Corner, Gateshead.

29:06

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

29:06

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

28:13

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

25:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 1. Colin Larkin (Gateshead) header from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Carl Magnay with a cross.

24:07

Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

24:07

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

22:01

Corner, Gateshead.

21:47

Attempt blocked. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:10

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

11:54

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

11:54

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

11:03

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

5:45

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

5:45

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

5:16

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

5:16

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

4:27

Attempt missed. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

1:50

Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

1:50

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

1:31

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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