Northampton 3-1 Macclesfield: Silkmen remain relegation risk after defeat
Macclesfield sit just above the relegation zone after 3-1 defeat
Last Updated: 19/04/19 7:36pm
Macclesfield's survival hopes were dealt a blow with a 3-1 defeat to Northampton.
Dean Bowditch and Harry Smith exchanged first half goals but Daniel Powell and Junior Morias both netted after the break to hand the Cobblers their first win in over a month.
David Cornell kept out Ben Stephens and Nathan Cameron before Smith shot over as Macclesfield began on the front foot.
But the visitors fell behind after 25 minutes when Jordan Turnbull's clipped cross was neatly volleyed into the bottom corner by Bowditch.
Smith's header was then ruled out for offside but he was not to be denied seven minutes before half-time when he lobbed Cornell after being released by Stephens' pass.
Kieran O'Hara denied George Cox early in the second half but there was nothing he could do when Powell latched onto a short back header and slotted home just shy of the hour-mark.
Macclesfield nearly hit back through Elliott Durrell's terrific free-kick but their fate was sealed in stoppage-time when Powell teed up Morias for a tap-in.
The Silkmen remain two points above the relegation zone.