Macclesfield Town took a huge step towards League Two safety last night with a surprise 3-2 victory against play-off chasing Exeter City at Moss Rose.
Sol Campbell has instilled a real belief in his side and coming off the back off a 1-1 draw with leaders Lincoln City, they added more points to their total against the Grecians. It was enough to lift them out of the bottom two, sending Yeovil into 23rd and putting Notts County bottom of the table.
Ryan Bowman gave the visitors an expected lead, only for Harry Smith to pop up with a leveller shortly after. An action-packed first half ended up 2-2, Bowman again putting the Grecians in front before Michael Rose levelled once again from the spot.
The Football League’s bottom side never gave in against an organised Exeter City and as the clock moved towards 90 minutes, it seemed they’d be earning a decent draw. A point would have seen them remain bottom on goal difference, but Harry Smith had other ideas.
he popped up with a goal to give the Silkmen a 3-2 lead. Seven minutes of additional time saw frantic scenes, with the pressure building in the stadium. Finally, Seb Stockbridge blasted on his whistle and the Silkmen were out of the bottom two.
They’re now unbeaten in five and have lost just two in ten matches. Yeovil and Notts County have got their work cut out stopping Sol’s men from staging an unlikely escape from relegation.
Harry smith have my kids
— Andrew (@Andrew_J97) April 9, 2019
What a result! In sol we trust.
— Thomas Ennion (@tomoennion7) April 9, 2019
Up the silkmen
— owen (@owencufc) April 9, 2019
— James Doeser (@jamesdoeser) April 9, 2019
It's about time we had a bit of luck.
— Jude Mottram (@jude_mottram) April 9, 2019
What a time to be alive.
— James Hodgson (@JJames_1989) April 9, 2019
— Adrian McGuinness BSc (@Mcguinness2A) April 9, 2019