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Forest Green Rovers 2-3 Macclesfield Town

Substitute Paul Lewis headed a stoppage-time winner as Macclesfield secured a fifth win in their last six matches with victory at Forest Green.

Matthew Barnes-Homer gave Forest Green an early lead with a 12-yard effort.

Macclesfield hit back through Steve Williams before the break and Danny Whitaker struck the visitors' second.

Yan Klukowski levelled from the spot after keeper Rhys Taylor brought down James Norwood before Danny Andrews' cross was headed home by Lewis late on.

Forest Green have now lost six of their last seven games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Forest Green's Hockaday on Macclesfield defeat

"They are absolutely devastated. There are some players with blood on their shirt. They have given everything and I know nobody would argue with that.

"We've come up with a very simple conclusion that as hard as we work, we've got to work harder. There is no simple solution to this. It's a game we feel we should won.

"They are so distraught and desperate to do well for the shirt and Forest Green Rovers.

"I am really disappointed, I feel for my players and staff, they are giving me everything and I'm asking for more. I'm the leader, people look to me and I have to stay strong, which I will."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 3Stokes
  • 27Pilkington
  • 15Oshodi
  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 23BarrySubstituted forKoromaat 90+4'minutes
  • 24Kelly
  • 10VieiraSubstituted forKlukowskiat 61'minutes
  • 18Barnes-HomerBooked at 52mins
  • 9Wright
  • 30ManganSubstituted forNorwoodat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Klukowski
  • 7Norwood
  • 20Koroma
  • 11Forbes
  • 13Bulman

Macclesfield

  • 1R TaylorBooked at 67mins
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 58mins
  • 26HallsSubstituted forBoltonat 32'minutes
  • 3AndrewBooked at 75mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 7Mackreth
  • 23Whitaker
  • 2Connor
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forBodenat 72'minutes
  • 8JenningsSubstituted forLewisat 80'minutes
  • 11Winn

Substitutes

  • 14Gnahoua
  • 19Boden
  • 15Lewis
  • 5Bolton
  • 24Rowe
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,181

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 3.
Foul by Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers).
Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Koroma replaces Anthony Barry.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 3. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).
Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Bolton (Macclesfield Town).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Connor Jennings.
Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by James Bolton (Macclesfield Town).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Norwood.

Booking

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).
Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Hand ball by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden replaces Chris Holroyd.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt blocked. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.
Hand ball by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).
Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty conceded by Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood draws a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).
Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.
Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski replaces Magno Vieira.
Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).
Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andrew Mangan.
Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).
Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).
Andrew Mangan (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers).
Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Cambridge1510501735
2Kidderminster15924829
3Luton157621327
4Salisbury15834527
5Nuneaton15753326
6Welling15744725
7Braintree15744625
8Grimsby15735524
9Lincoln City15645422
10Gateshead15717122
11Halifax15645022
12Alfreton15717-222
13Barnet14563621
14Forest Green15537218
15Macclesfield15537-218
16Hereford15456-217
17Southport15528-617
18Tamworth15447-816
19Wrexham14437-415
20Dartford15438-1015
21Woking15357-714
22Chester15348-1013
23Aldershot15645312
24Hyde United150213-292
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