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Corner taken short by Sam Wedgebury.
Michael Jacobs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Izak Reid. Izak Reid takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hamza Bencherif on John Johnson. Direct free kick taken by John Johnson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tozer on Tyrone Barnett. Sam Wedgebury restarts play with the free kick.
Carl Tremarco is caught offside. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Sam Wedgebury, Header from deep inside the area by Tyrone Barnett goes over the bar.
Ben Tozer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.
Carl Tremarco joins the action as a substitute, replacing Colin Daniel.
Foul by Shaun Harrad on Tony Diagne, free kick awarded. Tony Diagne takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Jacobs, Shot on goal by Marcus Hall from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Abdul Osman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Diagne.
Guillem Bauza fouled by Hamza Bencherif, the ref awards a free kick. Guillem Bauza takes the direct free kick.
Michael Jacobs has a drilled shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Andrew Holt leaves the field to be replaced by Courtney Herbert.
Guillem Bauza produces a cross, Marcus Hall takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Outswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line, Tyrone Barnett makes a clearance.
Effort from 12 yards by Tyrone Barnett. Chris Dunn makes a save.
Marcus Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper. Tony Diagne takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgebury, clearance by John Johnson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Abdul Osman. Izak Reid takes the direct free kick.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Shaun Harrad misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, Abdul Osman produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Nathaniel Brown challenges Andrew Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Walker shoots direct from the free kick, Jose Veiga makes a save.
Guillem Bauza on for Ryan Gilligan. Michael Jacobs has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Tyrone Barnett shown a yellow card. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
Colin Daniel finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Macclesfield.
Caution for Jamie Reckord. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgebury by Jamie Reckord. Direct free kick taken by Izak Reid.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Hall by Hamza Bencherif. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Hamza Bencherif concedes a free kick for a foul on John Johnson. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Ross Draper is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Ross Draper fouled by Josh Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Izak Reid restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Bolland concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Hall.
Shot from inside the area by Shaun Harrad clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Jacobs on Ross Draper. Direct free kick taken by Izak Reid.
Shot by Shaun Harrad from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Michael Jacobs takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Colin Daniel.
Inswinging corner taken by Colin Daniel from the right by-line, Shaun Harrad makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Colin Daniel, Abdul Osman manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by Marcus Hall. Tony Diagne takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Colin Daniel, Foul by Tony Diagne on Josh Walker, free kick awarded. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Josh Walker. Tony Diagne restarts play with the free kick.
Hamza Bencherif concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by John Johnson.
Ryan Gilligan challenges Ross Draper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Gilligan on Tony Diagne. Tony Diagne takes the direct free kick.
Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Abdul Osman. Izak Reid takes the free kick.
Ryan Gilligan challenges Hamza Bencherif unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Diagne restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Jamie Reckord goes over the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Colin Daniel from the right by-line, clearance by Shaun Harrad.
Beckwith doubt for Cobblers
Northampton could be without defender Dean Beckwith for Saturday's visit of Macclesfield.
Beckwith had to be replaced at half-time in the 2-1 defeat at Chesterfield in midweek with a groin strain and is a serious doubt.
Ben Tozer was dropped by new manager Gary Johnson on Tuesday - with John Johnson moving from right-back to centre-back - but will return if Beckwith is ruled out.
Striker Billy McKay is out for around six weeks after dislocating his elbow and Leon McKenzie is struggling with his knee problem. Midfielder Alistair Slowe has been released.
Full-back Marcus Hall has missed the last two games through illness while defender Craig Hinton has had an injection in a long-standing knee injury and will be out for around a month.
Midfielder Ryan Gilligan is available after a loan spell at Torquay while new signings Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Jamie Record and Steve Collis could all make their home debuts.
Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson is again without suspended strike duo Ricky Sappleton and Emile Sinclair for the trip.
The pair were sent off along with Wycombe's Dave Winfield during the stormy League Two encounter at Moss Rose, and must now serve the final game of their three-match bans.
Striker Vinny Mukendi could remain sidelined with a knee injury but Simpson will be reluctant to make any changes to his side following the 1-0 home win over Crewe in midweek.
The result eased the Silkmen`s relegation fears and left Simpson in a buoyant mood ahead of the visit to Sixfields.
Simpson said: "The league is so tight that any side that puts together a few games unbeaten will jump up a few places, so that's our aim."
Daniel downs free-falling Cobblers
Colin Daniel grabbed the only goal of the game as Macclesfield sent Northampton crashing to their fourth straight defeat.
The winner came early in the second half but was no more than the visitors deserved after they held the upper hand throughout the contest.
The result leaves Northampton without a victory in the last 10 games and looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone.
Macclesfield dominated the first half with Tyrone Barnett denied by Chris Dunn and then having a goalbound shot blocked by Marcus Hall. At the other end, Jose Veiga saved bravely at John Johnson's feet but then saw Shaun Harrad flash a shot wide following an error from Paul Morgan.
Harrad then volleyed wide at the far post but Macclesfield made the breakthrough nine minutes after the restart when Sam Wedgebury's cross was only partially cleared and Daniel drove home from the edge of the bar.
Veiga tipped over a dipping free-kick from Josh Walker on the hour but Wedgebury should have doubled Macclesfield's lead six minutes later only for Dunn save at his feet after he raced clear.
Veiga produced a fingertip save in the 70th minute to keep out an Andy Holt header and Harrad could only fire the rebound into the side-netting.
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