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FC Halifax Town 2-1 Macclesfield Town

Halifax edged past Macclesfield to move to within one win of being certain of a place in the Conference play-offs.

The hosts dominated early on and had already hit the post through Lee Gregory by the time Marc Roberts tapped in the opener after good work by Lois Maynard from Simon Ainge's corner.

Chris Smith's volley made it 2-0 from Ainge's cross but Scott Boden slotted home to give Macc hope at the break.

Boden almost snatched a late equaliser but his volley was blocked by Smith

The Shaymen's 16th home win of the season means they are in third place in the table with two games to play, and four points clear of Braintree, who are in sixth spot.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 23Smith
  • 3McManus
  • 20Maynard
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Ainge
  • 7SmithSubstituted forSpencerat 46'minutes
  • 18MarshallSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 11GregorySubstituted forWilsonat 88'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 6Lowe

Substitutes

  • 12Senior
  • 14Wilson
  • 28Crowther
  • 31Jackson
  • 40Spencer

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 27Pilkington
  • 3Andrew
  • 25KaySubstituted forLewisat 83'minutes
  • 2Connor
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 58mins
  • 24RoweSubstituted forMackrethat 69'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 23Whitaker
  • 19Boden
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 58mins
  • 11Winn

Substitutes

  • 7Mackreth
  • 15Lewis
  • 20Branagan
  • 26Halls
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,119

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 1.
Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).
Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott McManus tries a through ball, but Scott McManus is caught offside.
Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott Spencer tries a through ball, but Scott Spencer is caught offside.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).
Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh Wilson replaces Lee Gregory.
Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).
Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Scott Kay.
Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Peter Winn.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Marlon Jackson replaces Paul Marshall.
Attempt saved. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).
Chris Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Danny M. Rowe.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Attempt saved. Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Paul Marshall with a cross.
Hand ball by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).
Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).
Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).
Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).
Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Booking

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).
Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).
Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box. Assisted by Paul Marshall with a cross.
Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).
Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Scott Spencer replaces Adam Smith.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 1.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 1. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Kay with a cross.
Corner, FC Halifax Town.
Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).
Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).
goal