As Macc cruise to Gateshead win
John Askey’s side were still in control though and they nearly made it 3-0 when McCombe headed a free-kick into the path of Whitaker who just missed the target with his low drive.
Macclesfield were still looking dangerous as they headed towards the final ten minutes with Sampson having a curling effort well saved by Russell.
It looked like they would have to settle for a 2-0 victory but then Styche ensured he took home the match ball when he completed his hat-trick late on.
The forward latched on to a knockdown from Diagne and smashed home from the edge of the box with a stunning finish.
Moments later the hat-trick hero was replaced by Chris Sutherland, receiving a warm reception from the travelling Macclesfield fans.
Diagne had a late free-kick comfortably saved, but 3-0 was enough to give the Silkmen a superb away win.
●● Reece Styche fires home against Gateshead