Matthew Barnes-Homer's late equaliser for Macclesfield denied leaders Newport a win at Moss Rose.

Tony James pounced at the far post to give Newport the lead on 43 minutes following Jake Thomson's free-kick.

Newport should have made it two soon after but Aaron O'Connor blazed over the bar.

Macclesfield dominated the second half and Barnes-Homer equalised with nine minutes left, heading in from close range after a Keiran Murtagh delivery.

Barnes-Homer had earlier had an effort cleared off the line by Andy Sordell but he levelled the score with a header for his 10th goal of the season.

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Newport manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"They had a lot of possession in the second half but I still think we had the better chances and probably should have taken our chance on the stroke of half-time.

"They put us under a bit of pressure without really creating any chances but in the context of it, it is a good away point.

"We want to win every game we play in but that obviously isn't going to happen. If we don't win we want to make sure we leave with a point."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Cronin
  • 02 Jackson
  • 05 Brown
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 31 Martin
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 12 Mendy Booked
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock (Fairhurst - 90' )
  • 09 Barnes-Homer
  • 32 Holroyd (Mills - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 10 Morgan-Smith
  • 20 Fairhurst
  • 29 Mills

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 05 James
  • 06 Yakubu Booked (Hughes - 64' )
  • 02 Pipe (Charles - 72' Booked )
  • 04 Porter
  • 12 Swallow (Minshull - 56' )
  • 13 Sandell
  • 14 Thomson
  • 17 Flynn
  • 07 O'Connor
  • 10 Louis

Substitutes

  • 22 Perry
  • 03 Hughes
  • 08 Minshull
  • 15 Harris
  • 11 Charles
Ref: Handley
Att: 1,544

Match Stats

Shots

14 13

On target

7 7

Corners

10 1

Fouls

7 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +1:25

Keiran Murtagh restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:25 Booking

Booking Booking for Ryan Charles for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keiran Murtagh by Ryan Charles.

89:21 Substitution

Substitution Waide Fairhurst is brought on as a substitute for John Paul Kissock.

89:03

Jake Thomson produces a cross.

88:51

Ryan Charles delivers the ball.

87:46

Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Sam Wedgbury gets a block in. Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin.

84:53

Inswinging corner taken by Keiran Murtagh.

83:35

The ball is crossed by Craig Braham-Barrett.

82:35

Short corner taken by John Paul Kissock from the left by-line, Keiran Murtagh produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

80:58

Keiran Murtagh provided the assist for the goal.

80:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Barnes-Homer - Macclesfld 1 - 1 Newport Co Matthew Barnes-Homer finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Macclesfield 1-1 Newport County.

80:26

Aaron O'Connor is caught offside. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

79:31

John Paul Kissock takes a short corner.

79:06

Keiran Murtagh crosses the ball, Tony James makes a clearance.

78:42

Foul by Andy Sandell on Matthew Barnes-Homer, free kick awarded. John Paul Kissock takes the direct free kick.

77:27

Ben Mills challenges Max Porter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

74:12 Substitution

Substitution Ben Mills is brought on as a substitute for Chris Holroyd.

74:12

Effort on goal by Jake Thomson from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:40

Jefferson Louis concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Braham-Barrett. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Brown.

71:32

Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

71:32 Substitution

Substitution David Pipe leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Charles.

71:32

Jefferson Louis is caught offside.

69:13

Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Save made by Lance Cronin.

66:37

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Brown by Jefferson Louis results in a free kick. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

66:06

Sam Wedgbury takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

65:22

Matthew Barnes-Homer crosses the ball.

63:24 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Hughes is brought on as a substitute for Ismail Yakubu.

62:36

Craig Braham-Barrett takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Paul Kissock from the left by-line, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

62:21

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Sandell.

61:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Braham-Barrett by Jefferson Louis. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

60:40

Ismail Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Holroyd. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.

60:23

Aaron O'Connor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Martin.

57:35

The ball is crossed by Sam Wedgbury, John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Ismail Yakubu gets a block in.

57:14

The referee blows for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Lance Cronin takes the indirect free kick.

55:16 Substitution

Substitution Lee Minshull is brought on as a substitute for Ben Swallow.

53:54

The ball is sent over by Keiran Murtagh, save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

53:21

Short corner taken by John Paul Kissock.

52:31

Shot by Chris Holroyd from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

52:04

The ball is swung over by Sam Wedgbury.

51:48

Centre by Chris Holroyd.

50:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Thomson on Craig Braham-Barrett. Craig Braham-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

49:48

John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

48:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jefferson Louis. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

47:54

The ball is crossed by Craig Braham-Barrett.

45:50

The official flags Aaron O'Connor offside. Direct free kick taken by Carl Martin.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:51 Half time

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

45:00 +1:55

The ball is delivered by Jake Thomson, save made by Lance Cronin. Close range effort by Aaron O'Connor clears the crossbar.

44:42

Aaron O'Connor is ruled offside. Carl Martin takes the indirect free kick.

44:28

Foul by Keiran Murtagh on Andy Sandell, free kick awarded. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

44:02

Ryan Jackson produces a cross, Max Porter makes a clearance.

42:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony James - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Newport Co Goal scored by Tony James from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Newport County.

41:58

Carl Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

40:11

Michael Flynn has an effort direct from the free kick.

40:11 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

39:57

Arnaud Mendy challenges Max Porter unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:13

Aaron O'Connor takes a shot.

38:59

The ball is delivered by David Pipe, save by Lance Cronin.

37:27

John Paul Kissock takes a outswinging corner. Chris Holroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Porter. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick. John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Ismail Yakubu makes a clearance.

36:56

Jake Thomson takes a shot. Keiran Murtagh gets a block in.

36:29

Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Tony James gets a block in.

34:42

Andy Sandell is penalised for a handball. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

34:30

The ball is swung over by Andy Sandell, clearance made by Nathaniel Brown.

33:46

Headed effort from inside the box by Jake Thomson misses to the right of the target.

33:02

Centre by Ryan Jackson, Headed effort from inside the area by Keiran Murtagh misses to the left of the target.

32:01

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John Paul Kissock, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

30:47

John Paul Kissock delivers the ball, clearance made by Tony James. Michael Flynn concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Wedgbury. Matthew Barnes-Homer produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

28:54

Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

28:54 Booking

Booking Ismail Yakubu is shown a yellow card.

28:39

Foul by Ismail Yakubu on Lance Cronin, free kick awarded.

27:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Swallow by Ryan Jackson. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

26:35

Andy Sandell takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin.

25:59

Centre by Craig Braham-Barrett, clearance by Ismail Yakubu.

25:38

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Carl Martin.

25:16

Ryan Jackson fouled by Ben Swallow, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

23:44

John Paul Kissock has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

23:26

Arnaud Mendy fouled by Andy Sandell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Wedgbury.

22:21

The offside flag is raised against Chris Holroyd. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

21:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Tony James. Keiran Murtagh takes the free kick.

19:49

John Paul Kissock takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Ismail Yakubu manages to make a clearance.

18:38

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jackson, John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by John Paul Kissock, Jefferson Louis makes a clearance.

17:37

The ball is delivered by Andy Sandell, Nathaniel Brown makes a clearance.

14:09

Jefferson Louis fouled by Arnaud Mendy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Thomson.

13:58

The ball is delivered by Ryan Jackson, Tony James makes a clearance.

13:01

The ball is delivered by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Jake Thomson.

12:00

The referee blows for offside against Keiran Murtagh. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

11:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Swallow on Ryan Jackson. Direct free kick taken by John Paul Kissock.

10:17

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lance Cronin by Jefferson Louis. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

8:01

The ball is swung over by Ben Swallow, clearance made by Nathaniel Brown.

7:01

Unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Tony James results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Martin.

5:47

John Paul Kissock takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Matthew Barnes-Homer goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

4:40

Matthew Barnes-Homer is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

3:50

Ben Swallow produces a cross, Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Brown.

1:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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