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Tranmere Rovers 1-4 Macclesfield Town

Leaders Macclesfield sent out a clear warning in the National League title race with an emphatic 4-1 win away to fellow promotion hopefuls Tranmere.

Danny Whitaker and Elliott Durrell scored two goals apiece as the visitors pulled five points clear in front of a crowd of 7,385. Tranmere dropped to sixth, a further two points back.

Macclesfield had to wait until first-half stoppage time for their opener, with Whitaker converting after Durrell put the ball into the box, and were pegged back by Andy Cook four minutes into the second half.

Durrell's long-range strike quickly restored the lead, though, and Whitaker added a penalty after Liam Ridehalgh was penalised for handball.

Durrell struck again on the counter and Mitch Hancox had one cleared off the line as rampant Macclesfield finished the job in style.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2Buxton
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Harris
  • 5McNulty
  • 4Sutton
  • 7Tollitt
  • 15NorburnBooked at 25mins
  • 9Cook
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Jennings

Substitutes

  • 18Ginnelly
  • 19Mangan
  • 22Taylor
  • 24Hughes
  • 31Clarke

Macclesfield

  • 1Jalal
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 16Hancox
  • 5PilkingtonBooked at 31mins
  • 4Lowe
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forBurgessat 81'minutes
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23Whitaker
  • 8MarshSubstituted forEvansat 77'minutes
  • 13Blissett

Substitutes

  • 9Wilson
  • 12Ramsbottom
  • 15Kennedy
  • 17Evans
  • 20Burgess
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
7,385

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Burgess replaces Elliott Durrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Callum Evans replaces Tyrone Marsh.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 4. Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 3. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Oliver Norburn (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield34198747361165
2Sutton United34179850391160
3Aldershot341611753351859
4Boreham Wood341611750331759
5Wrexham351514639261359
6Tranmere351610954351958
7Dover341412846301654
8Bromley3414101056411552
9Fylde3514101158441452
10Ebbsfleet35131394641552
11Dag & Red34139125143848
12Maidenhead United341211114947247
13Gateshead341014104236644
14Eastleigh351014115358-544
15Leyton Orient34119144247-542
16Woking34126164453-942
17Maidstone United34912134052-1239
18Halifax34911143646-1038
19Hartlepool33910143849-1137
20Barrow33812134045-536
21Solihull Moors3497183549-1434
22Chester34612163054-2430
23Torquay3569203260-2827
24Guiseley34510193062-3225
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