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Macclesfield Town 1-0 Gateshead

Macclesfield Town returned to the top of the National League with victory over Gateshead at Moss Rose.

Needing only a draw to go back on top, Nathan Blissett's late winner sent them three points clear of second-placed Sutton with seven games left.

Blissett headed home in the 89th minute to put Macc back on top.

Beaten FA Trophy semi-finalists Gateshead are now without a win in four matches, to leave them eight points clear of danger, with nine games left.

Mitch Hancox was unlucky not to connect with Tyrone Marsh's cross as he and Blissett carried the early threat, while Marsh had an effort cleared off the line.

Shwan Jalal kept out Danny Johnson's overhead kick at the other end while Jared Hodgkiss went close for the Silkmen just before half-time.

Marsh, Danny Whitaker and Danny Whitehead all threatened and the impressive Hancox twice went close in the dying stages before Blissett struck.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Jalal
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forEvansat 37'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 5Pilkington
  • 16Hancox
  • 4Lowe
  • 18Whitehead
  • 13Blissett
  • 8MarshSubstituted forWilsonat 82'minutes
  • 23Whitaker

Substitutes

  • 9Wilson
  • 12Ramsbottom
  • 15Kennedy
  • 17Evans
  • 20Burgess

Gateshead

  • 1Montgomery
  • 3Barrow
  • 6Fyfield
  • 13McLaughlin
  • 4Kerr
  • 16Penn
  • 5Byrne
  • 8Peniket
  • 11PrestonSubstituted forYorkat 70'minutes
  • 10Burrow
  • 9JohnsonSubstituted forGreenat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vassell
  • 7York
  • 17Green
  • 19McNall
  • 21Hanford
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,537

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Gateshead 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Gateshead 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Gateshead 0. Nathan Blissett (Macclesfield Town).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Tyrone Marsh.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Wes York replaces Jordan Preston.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Kieran Green replaces Danny Johnson.

  7. Second Half

    Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 0.

  8. Half Time

    First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 0.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Callum Evans replaces Elliott Durrell.

  10. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  11. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield39229854411375
2Sutton United39219960421872
3Tranmere3919101065402567
4Wrexham391716646301667
5Aldershot391813860451567
6Boreham Wood391714853371665
7Dover4017131053351864
8Fylde3916111271512059
9Ebbsfleet38141594943657
10Bromley3715101259461355
11Dag & Red38159145751654
12Eastleigh391116125662-649
13Maidenhead United391213145258-649
14Gateshead3711151151401148
15Leyton Orient391211164650-447
16Halifax391114144249-747
17Maidstone United391113154658-1246
18Hartlepool391112164657-1145
19Woking39128194763-1644
20Barrow37913154350-740
21Solihull Moors391010194053-1340
22Torquay38710213462-2831
23Chester39613203464-3031
24Guiseley37511213269-3726
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