Carlisle win on away goals after extra time
Carlisle reached their fourth LDV Vans Trophy final as the northern area final was decided on the away goals rule.
Andrew Teague opened the scoring for Macclesfield in the third minute with a header from a Paul Harsley corner.
The Silkmen then took the lead on aggregate in the 28th minute when Matty McNeil delivered a debut goal.
Karl Hawley's low shot levelled matters and Simon Grand's 108th minute strike meant that the home side's late effort from Kevin Townson was not enough.
Macclesfield: Fettis, Teague (Beresford 111), Morley, Swailes, Sandwith, Harsley, Whitaker, McIntyre, Miles (Townson 88), McNeil (Smart 120), Bullock.
Subs Not Used: Lee, Navarro.
Booked: McNeil, Teague.
Goals: Teague 4, McNeil 28, Townson 120.
Carlisle: Westwood, Arnison, Livesey, Murphy (Grand 38), Aranalde, Adam Murray, Lumsdon, Billy, Hackney (McGill 83), Holmes (Glenn Murray 70), Hawley.
Subs Not Used: Williams, Rivers.
Goals: Hawley 42, Grand 109.
Ref: M Thorpe (Suffolk).