Tony Diagne's equaliser saved League Two side Macclesfield from a shock FA Cup defeat at non-league Chelmsford.

The Clarets took a shock lead when Max Cornhill pounced from close range after Macclesfield goalkeeper Jose Veiga could only parry Justin Miller's shot.

Kezie Ibe headed over when well placed for Blue Square Bet South Chelmsford, aiming to reach the third round for only the third time ever.

However, they were denied when Diagne blasted home a leveller from six yards.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chelmsford City manager Glenn Pennyfather told BBC Essex:

"It's a magnificent effort from my players. I couldn't be more proud of them. Unfortunately, we've made one mistake, where we haven't dealt with the long throw.

"Full credit to us, I can't complain. I thought we passed the ball well. We got to the tempo of the game, which was important, and I thought we were the better side.

"You do need that little bit of luck. Maybe that deserted us on one or two occasions in front of goal."

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"In the second half, we changed the shape and I thought it was us in the ascendancy coming to the end of the game.

"Tony Diagne has popped up up with quite a few goals for us now and it was great he did.

"It's only half-time. They've got a better away record than they had at home, so it's not going to be easy."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (0)

Chelmsford

  • 01 Searle
  • 02 Miller
  • 03 Palmer
  • 04 Tann
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Parker
  • 07 Whitely
  • 08 Corcoran Booked
  • 10 Cornhill
  • 09 Ibe
  • 11 Akurang

Substitutes

  • 19 Harrison
  • 15 Hains
  • 16 Nunn
  • 12 Benjamin
  • 14 Brown
  • 17 Scarlett

Macclesfield

  • 01 Veiga
  • 02 Bateson Booked
  • 05 Brown
  • 14 Diagne
  • 16 Brisley
  • 11 Daniel
  • 12 Mendy Booked
  • 17 Wedgebury
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 10 Mukendi

Substitutes

  • 22 Collis
  • 06 Morgan
  • 07 Chalmers
  • 31 Gray
  • 15 Grant
  • 18 Fairhurst
  • 29 Boden
Ref: Haywood
Att: 2,919

Match Stats

Shots

11 15

On target

5 6

Corners

4 5

Fouls

3 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:10 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:01

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Bateson, Kenny Clark makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:46

Colin Daniel sends in a cross, Aiden Palmer makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Donnelly on Adam Tann. Stewart Searle takes the direct free kick.

87:41

Corner taken by Aiden Palmer from the right by-line, Header by Sam Corcoran from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

87:21

Aiden Palmer takes the direct free kick.

87:21 Booking

Booking Jonathan Bateson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

86:49

Aiden Palmer fouled by Jonathan Bateson, the ref awards a free kick.

86:39

The ball is delivered by George Donnelly, clearance by Kenny Clark.

85:49

The ball is delivered by Justin Miller, Headed effort from inside the box by Craig Parker misses to the right of the target.

84:12

Shot from just outside the box by Vinny Mukendi misses to the right of the target.

83:35

Close range shot by George Donnelly misses to the left of the target.

82:51

The ball is swung over by Matthew Hamshaw, Nathaniel Brown has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

82:09

Justin Miller delivers the ball, clearance made by Vinny Mukendi.

80:52

Unfair challenge on Max Cornhill by Vinny Mukendi results in a free kick. Adam Tann takes the direct free kick.

80:06

Headed effort from inside the area by Shaun Brisley misses to the right of the goal.

78:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by Aiden Palmer, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kenny Clark misses to the left of the goal.

78:04

Warren Whitely sends in a cross, Tony Diagne makes a clearance.

77:56

The ball is sent over by Aiden Palmer, clearance by Sam Wedgbury.

77:30

Nathaniel Brown produces a cross, clearance made by Aiden Palmer.

76:23

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from left channel, clearance made by Sam Corcoran.

76:23 Booking

Booking Sam Corcoran is shown a yellow card.

76:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Corcoran on Sam Wedgbury.

74:57

Sam Corcoran restarts play with the free kick.

74:57 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy goes into the book.

74:49

Foul by Arnaud Mendy on Cliff Akurang, free kick awarded.

74:35

Kezie Ibe takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.

73:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Aiden Palmer.

68:40

George Donnelly is ruled offside. Adam Tann takes the indirect free kick.

66:28

Centre by Jonathan Bateson, Vinny Mukendi takes a shot. Save made by Stewart Searle.

63:55

Assist by Jonathan Bateson.

63:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Diagne - Chelmsford 1 - 1 Macclesfld Tony Diagne grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Chelmsford 1-1 Macclesfield.

63:30

Jonathan Bateson produces a cross, Kenny Clark makes a clearance.

62:36

Effort from deep inside the area by Colin Daniel misses to the left of the target.

60:48

Centre by Matthew Hamshaw, Adam Tann makes a clearance.

59:05

George Donnelly has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

58:18

The ball is crossed by Colin Daniel, Aiden Palmer makes a clearance.

58:10

Centre by Colin Daniel, Justin Miller makes a clearance.

57:07

Shot by Craig Parker. Blocked by Kezie Ibe.

55:46

Kezie Ibe fouled by Nathaniel Brown, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Aiden Palmer from right channel, Jose Veiga manages to make a clearance.

54:32

Matthew Hamshaw has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

54:25

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Bateson, Kenny Clark makes a clearance.

52:38

Centre by Matthew Hamshaw, Headed effort from inside the area by Colin Daniel misses to the right of the target.

52:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury by Sam Corcoran. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.

51:41

Sam Corcoran takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

49:25

Arnaud Mendy delivers the ball, clearance by Justin Miller.

49:13

The ball is swung over by Arnaud Mendy, clearance made by Max Cornhill.

47:31

Cliff Akurang fouled by Arnaud Mendy, the ref awards a free kick. Stewart Searle takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:54

Centre by Justin Miller, Craig Parker produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

45:00 +0:29

A cross is delivered by Warren Whitely, Tony Diagne gets a block in.

44:15

Arnaud Mendy concedes a free kick for a foul on Justin Miller. Aiden Palmer crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Vinny Mukendi.

42:11

Warren Whitely sends in a cross.

36:44

Colin Daniel delivers the ball, blocked by Aiden Palmer.

36:26

Matthew Hamshaw takes a shot. Kenny Clark gets a block in.

34:58

Assist by Justin Miller.

34:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Max Cornhill - Chelmsford 1 - 0 Macclesfld Max Cornhill fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelmsford 1-0 Macclesfield.

34:19

Justin Miller takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.

32:09

Vinny Mukendi is ruled offside. Stewart Searle takes the indirect free kick.

30:38

Warren Whitely fouled by Tony Diagne, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Aiden Palmer from right channel.

28:46

The referee blows for offside against Vinny Mukendi. Stewart Searle restarts play with the free kick.

27:49

The ball is delivered by Matthew Hamshaw, Vinny Mukendi takes a shot. Save made by Stewart Searle.

27:37

Centre by Matthew Hamshaw, clearance made by Adam Tann.

24:13

Matthew Hamshaw produces a cross, Max Cornhill manages to make a clearance.

22:33

Sam Wedgbury takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Max Cornhill manages to make a clearance.

21:57

Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sam Corcoran.

21:16

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, save made by Stewart Searle.

21:10

The ball is sent over by Colin Daniel, blocked by Justin Miller.

20:00

Warren Whitely challenges Sam Wedgbury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.

19:13

Foul by Colin Daniel on Kenny Clark, free kick awarded. Stewart Searle takes the free kick.

17:42

Foul by Shaun Brisley on Cliff Akurang, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Sam Corcoran, Max Cornhill produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

15:39

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by George Donnelly misses to the left of the goal.

14:39

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line played to the near post, Cliff Akurang makes a clearance.

13:41

Matthew Hamshaw takes a shot. Save by Stewart Searle.

10:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Aiden Palmer.

10:25

Centre by Justin Miller, clearance by Jose Veiga.

10:06

The ball is delivered by Justin Miller, blocked by Colin Daniel.

5:03

Justin Miller takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

3:20

A cross is delivered by Warren Whitely.

2:41

Vinny Mukendi takes a shot. Adam Tann gets a block in.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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