Macclesfield picked up their first point of 2012 as play-off chasers Oxford came from behind for a draw.

The Silkmen, who had lost their last eight league games, led when Michael Duberry headed into his own net - his third own goal of the season.

But the U's levelled when Oli Johnson found the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Oxford were below par but could have won it when James Constable forced a good save from Richard O'Donnell and then headed another chance over.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOMS

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We couldn't come here today and try to out-football them with what we've got available, with the confidence and everything.

"At the end in the second-half their keeper probably had more shots to save than ours, so the lads were tremendous.

"I know they've been losing games but to come to Oxford and to get a point is testament to how hard the lads are working.

"I've dealt with a lot over the years but I've never had to deal with not having any players, to have ten players out is too much for a small club."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 02 Batt
  • 05 Duberry
  • 22 Worley
  • 26 Davis
  • 16 Whing Booked (Wilson - 75' )
  • 19 Johnson
  • 20 Leven Booked
  • 27 Holmes
  • 09 Constable
  • 23 Rendell (Kerrouche - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Brown
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 14 Hall
  • 24 Wilson
  • 39 Kerrouche

Macclesfield Town

  • 40 O'Donnell
  • 11 Daniel
  • 24 Hewitt (Thomas - 84' )
  • 35 Futcher
  • 36 Connolly
  • 12 Mendy Booked
  • 15 Marshall
  • 17 Wedgebury
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 09 Donnelly (Mukendi - 83' )
  • 23 Tomlinson (Mills - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Thomas
  • 10 Mukendi
  • 18 Fairhurst
  • 29 Mills
  • 34 Bakare
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 6,189

Match Stats

Shots

14 2

On target

9 2

Corners

12 2

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

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

90:00 +3:30

Close range headed effort by Oli Johnson clears the crossbar.

90:00 +3:18

Peter Leven takes the outswinging corner, Mark Connolly makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:00

Liam Davis takes a shot. Mark Connolly gets a block in.

89:41

Foul by Matthew Hamshaw on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.

88:08 Booking

Booking Peter Leven is cautioned.

87:17

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

87:03

Mehdi Kerrouche delivers the ball, Mark Connolly gets a block in.

85:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mehdi Kerrouche. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

83:20

Mark Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

83:20 Substitution

Substitution Elliott Hewitt goes off and Michael Thomas comes on.

83:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Worley on Ben Mills.

82:11 Substitution

Substitution George Donnelly leaves the field to be replaced by Vinny Mukendi.

82:11 Substitution

Substitution Ben Mills on for Ben Tomlinson.

75:10

Ben Tomlinson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

73:41 Substitution

Substitution Mark Wilson comes on in place of Andrew Whing.

73:41

James Constable challenges Matthew Hamshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard O'Donnell takes the direct free kick.

72:15

Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the left by-line, Shot by Mehdi Kerrouche from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

70:32

Centre by Lee Holmes, Close range header by James Constable misses to the right of the goal.

69:54

Mark Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Kerrouche. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.

68:14

Peter Leven delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Ben Futcher.

68:14 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy shown a yellow card.

68:04

Arnaud Mendy challenges James Constable unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:49

Michael Duberry fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

62:48

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw, save made by Ryan Clarke.

62:41

Centre by George Donnelly, Damian Batt manages to make a clearance.

61:13

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line.

59:41 Substitution

Substitution Mehdi Kerrouche joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Rendell.

59:33

Centre by Andrew Whing.

58:57

Scott Rendell takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

58:24

Oli Johnson takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

58:02

James Constable takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.

56:38

The ball is delivered by George Donnelly, save by Ryan Clarke.

55:39

George Donnelly takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

53:26

The offside flag is raised against Matthew Hamshaw. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

49:45

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Leven, Mark Connolly makes a clearance.

49:25

Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Leven, Elliott Hewitt manages to make a clearance.

49:09

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Blocked by Arnaud Mendy.

48:22

Ben Tomlinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Liam Davis restarts play with the free kick.

47:10

The ball is delivered by Lee Holmes, save made by Richard O'Donnell.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:42

Damian Batt crosses the ball, Colin Daniel manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, clearance made by Ben Futcher. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line, clearance made by Marcus Marshall. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Leven.

41:57

The assist for the goal came from Lee Holmes.

41:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Oli Johnson - Oxford 1 - 1 Macclesfld Oli Johnson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 Macclesfield.

41:08

Peter Leven has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

35:32

Corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by James Constable misses to the right of the target.

33:32

Oli Johnson delivers the ball, save made by Richard O'Donnell.

32:59

Marcus Marshall crosses the ball. Colin Daniel crosses the ball, save by Ryan Clarke.

28:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Wedgbury on Oli Johnson. Free kick taken by Harry Worley.

25:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duberry on Ben Tomlinson. Matthew Hamshaw restarts play with the free kick.

23:32

The referee blows for offside against Scott Rendell. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

21:49

Peter Leven takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

19:14

Elliott Hewitt fouled by Harry Worley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hamshaw.

17:26 Booking

Booking Andrew Whing is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

17:15

Elliott Hewitt fouled by Andrew Whing, the ref awards a free kick. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

15:49

Foul by Ben Tomlinson on Peter Leven, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.

14:42

Foul by Matthew Hamshaw on Oli Johnson, free kick awarded. Peter Leven produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

11:13

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven.

8:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Duberry - Oxford 0 - 1 Macclesfld Michael Duberry heads into his own net. Oxford Utd 0-1 Macclesfield.

7:08

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Rendell. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell. Peter Leven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Hamshaw.

4:10

Centre by Damian Batt.

3:27

Centre by Peter Leven, clearance by Ben Futcher. Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the left by-line, clearance made by Marcus Marshall.

2:32

Corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw, clearance made by Lee Holmes.

1:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Connolly by James Constable. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

0:21

Peter Leven takes the inswinging corner, Colin Daniel makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duberry on Ben Tomlinson. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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