Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.
Macclesfield Town 1-0 Ebbsfleet United
Mitch Hancox got the only goal of the game at the Moss Rose as Macclesfield Town beat Ebbsfleet to stay top of the National League.
The former Birmingham City and Crawley Town midfielder fired into the roof of the net on 42 minutes, following link-up play between Danny Whitaker and Scott Wilson.
In a game played out in heavy rain, Daryl McMahon's visitors posed a stern examination of the Macc backline after the break.
But, at the other end, David Fitzpatrick and Danny Whitehead could easily have extended the hosts' lead.
Former Aberdeen, Manchester United and Scotland manager Sir Alex Ferguson was among the crowd to see Macc remain a point clear of Dover and Woking.
- 7DurrellSubstituted forBurgessat 69'minutes
- 9WilsonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMarshat 69'minutes
- 3ConnorsSubstituted forMcLeanat 59'minutes
- 26BushBooked at 90mins
- 25CoulsonSubstituted forCookat 46'minutes
- 11WestonBooked at 50mins
- Marc Edwards
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.
Chris Bush (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Burgess replaces Elliott Durrell.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Scott Wilson.
Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Aaron McLean replaces Jack Connors.
Myles Weston (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Anthony Cook replaces Luke Coulson.
Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.
First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 0. Mitch Hancox (Macclesfield Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.