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Moss Rose Ground (ATT 2,033) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Macc'field Macclesfield Town vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Macc'field 3

B Tomlinson (36, 84)
C Daniel (88)

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Northamptn 1

M Jackson (44)

Hero Tomlinson strikes again

Last Updated: 17/09/11 7:33pm

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Daniel: Converts third

Daniel: Converts third

The Macclesfield faithful found a new hero in Ben Tomlinson who grabbed two more goals to earn a 3-1 win over Northampton.

The Macclesfield faithful have found a new hero in Ben Tomlinson who grabbed two more goals to earn the home side three vital points in a 3-1 win over Northampton.

Signed from Worksop in the closed season, the 21-year-old livewire has now grabbed five from six starts and was cheered from the pitch.

His opener came in the 36th minute when he pounced on a fluffed clearance from Cobblers' keeper Sam Walker before dancing to the edge of the box and blasting a low drive inside the near post.

However Macclesfield were caught on the break moments before half-time when Lewis Young, watched by his brother Ashley, picked out Marlon Jackson, who scored from 10 yards.

Macclesfield dominated the second half with George Donnelly seeing a rasping drive blocked by Kevin Langmeade before Walker tipped wide a curling shot from Tomlinson.

Tomlinson grabbed the vital second goal in the 83rd minute when he powered home a hip-high volley from the edge of the box.

Tomlinson then turned provider, releasing sub Colin Daniel, who converted with his first touch of the game in the 87th minute.

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22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
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