Macclesfield recorded their first home win of the season with a comfortable victory over Northampton.
Tyrone Bennett headed just wide and Ross Draper went close with a volley as the home side started strongly.
Macclesfield eventually took the lead when a Matty Hamshaw corner was half-volleyed in by Hamza Bencherif.
Hamshaw was again the provider for the host's second when his corner was met by Nat Brown who powerfully headed home to seal the win.
Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester: "A welcome three points and nice for the home supporters.
"The more confidence they get, the better the players will be and just of late we've picked a few results up and the confidence is starting to come now.
"I keep saying we've got to be effective in both boxes and I think we've more pleasing on the eye in certain games but I've learnt just being effective is something we've got to do."
Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson told BBC Northampton: "I'm absolutely amazed to see how we can perform after how we've played in the last few weeks and then to come to Macclesfield and perform like that.
"We were sloppy. Everything we did, we did wrong.
"We couldn't pass to each other, couldn't tackle. And we didn't work their goalkeeper at all."
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Saturday, 2 October 2010
Npower League Two
08 Draper (Butcher 87)
20 Hamshaw (Wedgbury 81)
09 Sinclair (Mukendi 81)
11 Holt yellow card
04 Thornton (McKenzie 60)
07 Gilligan (Wedderburn 51)
17 Jacobs (Guinan 81)
Ref: BoothAtt: 1,699
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
93:14 The referee ends the match.
90:00+2:06 The offside flag is raised against Josh Parker. Jose Veiga takes the direct free kick.
90:00+1:43 Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.
90:00+0:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Brown by Josh Parker. Lewis Chalmers takes the free kick.
90:00+0:10 Shot on goal by Tyrone Barnett from just inside the area goes over the target.
88:36 Leon McKenzie takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.
87:35 The official flags Vinny Mukendi offside. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
86:19 Substitution Ross Draper leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Butcher.
83:29 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Parker, clearance by Lewis Chalmers.
83:12 Billy Mckay decides to take the corner short.
80:44 Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Vinny Mukendi coming on for Emile Sinclair.
80:44 Substitution Sam Wedgbury on for Matthew Hamshaw.
80:12 Substitution Steve Guinan is brought on as a substitute for Michael Jacobs.
78:22 Emile Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
73:12 Effort from just outside the box by Emile Sinclair goes over the bar.
72:11 Abdul Osman fouled by Hamza Bencherif, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
71:22 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross Draper. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
70:03 Assist on the goal came from Matthew Hamshaw.
70:03 GOAL - Nathaniel Brown:Macclesfield 2 - 0 Northampton Nathaniel Brown scores a headed goal from inside the area. Macclesfield 2-0 Northampton.
69:55 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the left by-line,
68:34 Effort from inside the area by Nathaniel Brown misses to the right of the goal.
66:57 The referee penalises Leon McKenzie for handball. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
65:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emile Sinclair on Ben Tozer. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
62:26 Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Hamza Bencherif. Lewis Chalmers takes the direct free kick.
61:02 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw, Andrew Holt manages to make a clearance.
59:54 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.
59:23 Substitution Leon McKenzie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Thornton.
53:53 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Jacobs.
51:33 Matthew Hamshaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Kevin Thornton takes the direct free kick.
50:51 Substitution Ryan Gilligan leaves the field to be replaced by Nathaniel Wedderburn.
50:26 Handball by Billy Mckay. Jose Veiga takes the direct free kick.
48:50 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw, John Johnson makes a clearance.
46:09 Ben Tozer concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Barnett. Free kick taken by Lewis Chalmers.
45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
45:00+2:04 The referee blows for half time.
45:00+1:21 Centre by Michael Jacobs.
45:00+0:07 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Paul Morgan.
43:51 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Josh Parker misses to the left of the target.
41:35 Foul by Josh Parker on Tyrone Barnett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
41:08 Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in.
39:05 Matthew Hamshaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Parker. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
37:47 The offside flag is raised against Josh Parker. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.
35:46 Liam Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett. Lewis Chalmers takes the free kick.
33:52 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Nathaniel
Brown goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
31:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Emile Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thornton.
29:21 Colin Daniel concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Parker. Kevin Thornton restarts play with the free kick.
27:45 The referee blows for offside against Emile Sinclair. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
26:51 The official flags Tyrone Barnett offside. Andrew Holt restarts play with the free kick.
25:32 Booking The referee shows Andrew Holt a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
25:14 Andrew Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Daniel. Lewis Chalmers restarts play with the free kick.
24:06 The assist for the goal came from Matthew Hamshaw.
24:06 GOAL - Hamza Bencherif:Macclesfield 1 - 0 Northampton Hamza Bencherif grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 1-0 Northampton.
23:43 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the right by-line,
21:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Gilligan on Tyrone Barnett. Free kick taken by Matthew Hamshaw.
18:12 The assistant referee flags for offside against Hamza Bencherif. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
14:59 Ryan Gilligan takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Brown.
10:25 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw, Effort from inside the area by Tyrone Barnett misses to the left
of the target.
9:13 Colin Daniel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Parker. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thornton.
9:02 Lewis Chalmers concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Thornton. Ryan Gilligan takes the direct free kick.
8:01 Ryan Gilligan fouled by Ross Draper, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Holt.
3:47 Hamza Bencherif gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Gilligan. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.
3:35 The ball is delivered by Matthew Hamshaw, save made by Chris Dunn.
2:57 Foul by Michael Jacobs on Carl Tremarco, free kick awarded. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.
1:32 Carl Tremarco takes a shot. Michael Jacobs gets a block in.
0:00 The match begins.
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