Macclesfield fought back from two goals down to rescue a dramatic draw with promotion-chasing Crawley.

Claude Davis controlled a Sergio Torres pass and fired home from 20 yards to open the scoring.

Kyle McFadzean doubled the advantage with a super strike from 25 yards, but Vinny Mukendi pulled one back when he rifled home.

George Donnelly scored with an angled drive deep into injury time to grab an unlikely point.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I must admit I didn't think they caused us unbelievable problems and they've ended 2-0 up.

"I had a bit of a go at them after the game as they've always shown some spirit, and I just thought they started feeling sorry for themselves, and then we got a goal.

"Then we perked up again and obviously got another one. We keep losing players through injury, but we keep getting a point here and there.

"We know we need a win, everybody knows we need a win, but we've just got to keep going an hopefully that win is around the corner."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Macclesfield

  • 40 O'Donnell
  • 05 Brown
  • 14 Diagne
  • 36 Connolly
  • 11 Daniel
  • 12 Mendy
  • 15 Marshall (Fairhurst - 45' )
  • 17 Wedgebury (Bakare - 70' Booked )
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 10 Mukendi

Substitutes

  • 04 Kay
  • 25 Thomas
  • 18 Fairhurst
  • 23 Tomlinson
  • 34 Bakare

Crawley Town

  • 26 Gilmartin
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 28 Davis
  • 30 Cummings
  • 02 Davies
  • 07 Clarke (Batt - 76' )
  • 08 Torres (Howell - 88' )
  • 15 Bulman
  • 31 James
  • 09 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 03 Howell
  • 11 Simpson
  • 22 Neilson
  • 21 Batt
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 1,802

Match Stats

Shots

12 13

On target

8 7

Corners

10 3

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:05 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:45

Unfair challenge on Rene Gilmartin by Michael Bakare results in a free kick.

90:00 +3:23

Warren Cummings takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:23 Booking

Booking Michael Bakare is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:17

The assist for the goal came from Nathaniel Brown.

90:00 +1:17 Goal scored

Goal! - George Donnelly - Macclesfld 2 - 2 Crawley George Donnelly finds the net with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 2-2 Crawley Town.

89:27

Waide Fairhurst takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Nathaniel Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Claude Davis. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

88:49

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Dean Howell gets a block in.

87:22 Substitution

Substitution Sergio Torres leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Howell.

86:04

Matthew Hamshaw takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.

84:45

Arnaud Mendy takes a shot. Blocked by Claude Davis.

84:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Vinny Mukendi - Macclesfld 1 - 2 Crawley Vinny Mukendi finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Macclesfield 1-2 Crawley Town.

84:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Torres on Matthew Hamshaw. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Hamshaw.

82:36

Sergio Torres is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

78:54

Short corner worked by Michael Bakare. The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Alexander. Mark Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

77:42

Foul by Arnaud Mendy on Dannie Bulman, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Warren Cummings.

77:08

Waide Fairhurst has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

76:08

Strike by Gary Alexander from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

75:26 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Batt on for Billy Clarke.

74:22

George Donnelly is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

73:25

The official flags Billy Clarke offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

72:57

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

71:58

Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Mark Connolly results in a free kick. Warren Cummings takes the indirect free kick.

69:24 Substitution

Substitution Michael Bakare on for Sam Wedgbury.

66:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Mark Connolly. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

65:08

Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Nathaniel Brown from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

64:43

Lloyd James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury. Mark Connolly takes the indirect free kick.

64:22

Short corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line.

64:08

Sam Wedgbury takes a shot. Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

63:45

George Donnelly takes a shot. Blocked by Claude Davis.

63:23

Vinny Mukendi takes a shot. Blocked by Pablo Mills.

61:07

Sergio Torres produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

60:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claude Davis by George Donnelly. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

55:10

The official flags Billy Clarke offside. Mark Connolly takes the free kick.

53:50

Vinny Mukendi challenges Warren Cummings unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

53:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, Scott Davies manages to make a clearance.

52:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Wedgbury. Vinny Mukendi takes a shot. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.

51:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle McFadzean on Arnaud Mendy. Strike on goal comes in from George Donnelly from the free kick, Dannie Bulman gets a block in.

48:00

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Arnaud Mendy.

46:57

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

46:15

The assist for the goal came from Gary Alexander.

46:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyle McFadzean - Macclesfld 0 - 2 Crawley Kyle McFadzean grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-2 Crawley Town.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:07

Kyle McFadzean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Waide Fairhurst. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:37 Substitution

Substitution Waide Fairhurst on for Marcus Marshall.

40:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies played to the near post.

38:40

Gary Alexander produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Claude Davis - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Crawley Claude Davis fires in a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Crawley Town.

36:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies from the right by-line, Mark Connolly manages to make a clearance.

35:08

Arnaud Mendy takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle McFadzean. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line played to the near post, Lloyd James makes a clearance.

33:01

Effort on goal by Billy Clarke from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

31:55

Sergio Torres has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

31:31

Kyle McFadzean gets a block in. George Donnelly crosses the ball, inswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the left by-line, clearance by Tony Diagne.

30:31

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

25:22

Unfair challenge on George Donnelly by Pablo Mills results in a free kick. Matthew Hamshaw takes the indirect free kick.

23:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vinny Mukendi on Kyle McFadzean. Lloyd James restarts play with the free kick.

19:58

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Kyle McFadzean.

19:16

The ball is crossed by George Donnelly.

18:07

Unfair challenge on Tony Diagne by Kyle McFadzean results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

16:08

Gary Alexander takes a shot. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in.

14:59

The referee blows for offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

13:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Vinny Mukendi. Warren Cummings restarts play with the free kick.

11:22

Sergio Torres has a overhead kick shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

9:05

Vinny Mukendi is ruled offside. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

8:10

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Pablo Mills.

8:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy Clarke. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

4:40

Scott Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Daniel. Tony Diagne takes the indirect free kick.

1:28

Sam Wedgbury challenges Dannie Bulman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lloyd James.

0:00

The match begins.

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