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Northampton Town 1-2 Macclesfield Town

Theo Archibald scored a last-minute winner as Macclesfield's first game since Sol Campbell's departure ended in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Northampton.

Danny Whitaker was in temporary charge after Campbell left on Thursday and his side led at half-time through Ben Stephens' strike.

Jordan Turnbull equalised, only for Archibald to win it at the death.

Joe Ironside headed an early chance wide for the visitors but Northampton pressed for the opening goal with Matty Warburton off-target from long range and Scott Wharton heading over.

Macclesfield struck against the run of play six minutes before half-time when Archibald's perfect through ball was swept into the bottom corner by Stephens.

Jak McCourt smashed a post with a free-kick in first-half stoppage-time and David Cornell was at full stretch to deny Stephens a second after half-time.

Northampton levelled with 18 minutes to go when Charlie Goode flicked on a corner and Turnbull poked in at the back post.

Andy Williams missed an open goal three minutes later and that proved costly when Archibald found the bottom corner in the last minute.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 5Goode
  • 6Turnbull
  • 16Wharton
  • 10Adams
  • 8Watson
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 69mins
  • 3MartinSubstituted forWilliamsat 62'minutes
  • 20WarburtonSubstituted forMoriasat 72'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forOliverat 45'minutes
  • 7Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 14Lines
  • 19Oliver
  • 29Waters
  • 30Morias
  • 38Lashley
  • 39Bunney

Macclesfield

  • 1EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 11Archibald
  • 8Harris
  • 4McCourtSubstituted forKirbyat 76'minutes
  • 3ClarkeSubstituted forO'Keeffeat 76'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 20OsadebeBooked at 74mins
  • 9Ironside
  • 10StephensSubstituted forGomisat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 14Kirby
  • 15Horsfall
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 18Blyth
  • 19Gomis
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
4,319

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away17
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver with a headed pass.

Booking

Owen Evans (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Junior Morias (Northampton Town).

Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Virgil Gomis with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Virgil Gomis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe with a cross.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Virgil Gomis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Harris.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Owen Evans.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Virgil Gomis (Macclesfield Town).

Junior Morias (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Corey O'Keeffe.

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Corey O'Keeffe replaces Eddie Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Connor Kirby replaces Jak McCourt.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Virgil Gomis replaces Ben Stephens.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Goode with a headed pass following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Matthew Warburton.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32106337
2Exeter32103127
3Forest Green32103127
4Macclesfield32015236
5Plymouth32014136
6Crewe320134-16
7Bradford31204135
8Mansfield31206425
9Newport31203215
10Cambridge31202115
11Cheltenham31114224
12Crawley31115414
13Grimsby31113214
14Salford31113304
15Walsall31112204
16Leyton Orient311113-24
17Port Vale30303303
18Carlisle310246-23
19Morecambe302124-22
20Northampton301224-21
21Colchester301224-21
22Stevenage301203-31
23Scunthorpe301238-51
24Oldham300316-50
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