Macc hopes

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

Noble to power home from close range.

De­spite the score line, the Silk­men re­fused to give the game up, as they con­tin­ued to push for a goal which would bring them back into con­tention.

Mitch Han­cox again found him­self on the end of a set piece but his pow­er­ful strike at goal was well cov­ered by Rovers’ keeper Sam Rus­sell, who could only parry away the ef­fort.

That marked the last clear cut at­tempt for the vis­i­tors, as For­est Green dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion in the fi­nal half an hour which saw few chances for ei­ther side.

With 20 min­utes left to play, Kaiyne Wool­ery found him­self one-onone with Scott Flin­ders fol­low­ing a lung bust­ing run, but the Mac­cles- field stop­per man­aged to deny the for­ward with a smart save with his legs.

How­ever, Flin­ders could do noth­ing to deny Mark El­lis head­ing home from the sub­se­quent cor­ner, to give For­est Green their third, and to make up for his ear­lier off­side ef­fort.

It per­haps could and should have been four in the fi­nal ten min­utes, goalscorer Doidge nearly grab­bing his sec­ond of the game, but could only di­rect his pow­er­ful header to crash off the cross­bar.

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