Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.
Macclesfield Town 2-1 Dover Athletic
Two Chris Holroyd goals in six second-half minutes gave Macclesfield a 2-1 win over Dover at Moss Rose in the National League.
Each team had an early chance before Dover captain Jamie Grimes' looping header put the visitors ahead in the eighth minute.
Macclesfield keeper Scott Flinders, making his first appearance after signing from York, misjudged a free-kick, allowing Grimes to nod in.
Flinders saved a curling James Hurst effort and Dover had a goal ruled out just after half-time.
Those missed opportunities came back to haunt Athletic when Holroyd got on the end of Danny Whitaker's shot to level in the 69th minute before bursting through and scoring again soon after.
Flinders atoned for his early error by brilliantly keeping out Moses Emmanuel's late volley as Macclesfield held on for a victory that moves them to within six points of promotion-chasing Dover.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 4ByrneBooked at 40mins
- 10SampsonSubstituted forDudleyat 53'minutesBooked at 70mins
- 9HolroydSubstituted forBellat 90+2'minutes
- 27HurstBooked at 19minsSubstituted forKinnearat 53'minutes
- 6OrluBooked at 78mins
- 9MillerBooked at 83minsSubstituted forMarshat 84'minutes
- 7ModesteSubstituted forStevensonat 73'minutes
- Chris O'Donnell
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Laurie Bell replaces Chris Holroyd.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Marsh replaces Ricky Miller.
Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Dover Athletic 1. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jim Stevenson replaces Ricky Modeste.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Dover Athletic 1. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Anthony Dudley replaces Jack Sampson.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces James Hurst.
Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 1.
First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 1.
James Hurst (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Dover Athletic 1. Jamie Grimes (Dover Athletic).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.