Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 1.
Macclesfield Town 3-1 Southport
Kingsley James' strike on his home debut helped Macclesfield to a comfortable 3-1 win over Southport in the National League.
Nerves were settled for the hosts after five minutes when Danny Whitaker opened the scoring from Danny Rowe's corner, and four minutes later they were celebrating again as Paul Lewis doubled their lead.
James then netted on 25 minutes with a tidy finish from a well-timed pass by skipper Andy Halls before Chris Holroyd shot just wide as the hosts continued to dominate.
With the points all-but secure for Macclesfield, Southport scored a late consolation through Ashley Grimes.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 23WhitakerSubstituted forByrneat 79'minutes
- 10SampsonSubstituted forMackrethat 78'minutes
- 2WhiteSubstituted forO'Brienat 57'minutes
- 14RoyleSubstituted forGrimesat 66'minutes
- 9GraySubstituted forMcCarthyat 55'minutes
- Karl Evans
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 1.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 1. Ashley Grimes (Southport).
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Neill Byrne replaces Danny Whitaker.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Jack Sampson.
Substitution, Southport. Ashley Grimes replaces Jonathan Royle.
Substitution, Southport. Keil O'Brien replaces Ross White.
Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces James Gray.
Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Southport 0. Kingsley James (Macclesfield Town).
Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Southport 0. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).
Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Southport 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.