Relegation strugglers Burton scored twice in the final five minutes to grab a precious 3-2 victory over Macclesfield.

Despite missing six regulars through injury and suspension, Paul Peschisolido's side twice came from behind before Sam Winnall fired home an 89th minute winner from the penalty spot.

Macclesfield made a blistering start to take the lead inside 21 seconds as Emile Sinclair pounced on a Tyrone Barnett pass to score from close range. There could have been more goals in a frantic start but Burton pair Greg Pearson and Ryan Austin were denied on the line, while Sinclair fluffed a gilt-edged chance for the Silkmen from six yards.

As Burton battled for the equaliser, Winnall shook the crossbar with a free kick from the edge of the area in the 26th minute. Calvin Zola put the home side back on level terms three minutes before the break when he pounced on a rebound to drill home a right-foot shot from the edge of the area.

The visitors regained the lead in the 81st minute when Barnett's cross was tailor-made for the unmarked Sinclair to head home from six yards. But the hosts hit back to level for the second time when Bolder headed home a Jack Dyer free kick four minutes later. Then Winnall stepped up to score from the spot after Jacques Maghoma had been tripped by Izak Reid.

Terry Gornell took his tally to 12 goals for the season as Accrington moved to within three points of the play-offs with a 4-0 win over Hereford.

In a one-sided clash against the Bulls, the Reds took the lead on 16 minutes when Sean McConville found Ian Craney and his shot was flicked into the net by Gornell.

The home team continued to press with Andy Procter having a volley pushed out by Adam Bartlett and the Hereford keeper kept out a McConville drive.The Bulls only attack of the half came from James McQuilkin on 38 minutes but his deflected strike bounced off the crossbar and to safety.

Stanley deservedly doubled their tally on 43 minutes when a McConville corner was dummied by Phil Edwards and came out to Jimmy Ryan on the edge of the area and he rifled home his first goal in three months. And, on the stroke of half time, it was three with a spectacular goal from McConville.

Ryan found him in the area and the midfielder controlled the ball in the air and hooked it into the top corner of the net. Stanley continued in the same vein and Gornell added his second on 56 minutes when he caught keeper Bartlett loitering on the ball, nipped in and could almost walk it into the empty net.

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