Struggling Nuneaton rode their luck but held Macclesfield to a goalless draw in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The hosts had the better chances in the first half with both Chris Holroyd and Matthew Barnes-Homer forcing saves from Nuneaton goalkeeper Adam Smith.

Macclesfield, who have won only once in their last six league games, went close twice after the break through Waide Fairhurst.

Nuneaton almost won it late on but Lance Cronin saved from Wesley York.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Cronin
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Charnock
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 31 Martin
  • 34 Mills (Kissock - 67' )
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 09 Barnes-Homer
  • 20 Fairhurst (Mackreth - 56' )
  • 32 Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 18 Henry
  • 19 Kissock
  • 10 Morgan-Smith

Nuneaton Town

  • 23 Smith
  • 02 Cartwright Booked
  • 05 Dean
  • 14 Forsdick
  • 15 Gordon (York - 45' )
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 06 Walker
  • 11 Adams Booked
  • 10 Brown
  • 17 Newton (Waite - 70' )
  • 26 Taylor (James - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 18 James
  • 12 Armson
  • 13 Sleath
  • 07 York
  • 25 Waite
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,280

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

3 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

6 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:53 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:42

Jack Mackreth delivers the ball, Chris Holroyd has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

90:00 +1:34

Tom James decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +1:01

Effort on goal by Matthew Barnes-Homer from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

90:00 +0:42 Booking

Booking Jon Adams receives a caution for time wasting.

89:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Dean on Chris Holroyd. Keiran Murtagh takes the free kick.

88:43

Effort on goal by Tyrell Waite from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

87:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Gareth Dean. Free kick taken by Keiran Murtagh.

86:07

Wesley York takes a shot. Fantastic save by Lance Cronin.

85:11

Keiran Murtagh takes the direct free kick.

85:11 Booking

Booking Neil Cartwright goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

85:02

Neil Cartwright concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Braham-Barrett.

83:02

Stephen O'Halloran delivers the ball, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance. Corner crossed in by Jon Adams, Matthew Barnes-Homer manages to make a clearance.

81:49

Chris Holroyd fouled by Gareth Dean, the ref awards a free kick. Keiran Murtagh takes the direct free kick.

78:48

Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

78:48 Substitution

Substitution (Nuneaton) makes a substitution, with Tom James coming on for Connor Taylor.

78:48

Tyrell Waite is ruled offside.

76:58

Connor Taylor is caught offside. Free kick taken by Carl Martin.

76:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley York by Keiran Murtagh. Direct free kick taken by Adam Walker.

73:29

John Paul Kissock takes a outswinging corner.

70:53

The ball is swung over by Wesley York.

70:34

The ball is swung over by Matthew Barnes-Homer.

69:39 Substitution

Substitution (Nuneaton) makes a substitution, with Tyrell Waite coming on for Danny Newton.

69:25

Matthew Barnes-Homer produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

67:34

Danny Newton is caught offside. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

66:24 Substitution

Substitution John Paul Kissock replaces Pablo Mills.

65:07

Wesley York gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Braham-Barrett. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

64:04

Connor Taylor crosses the ball.

62:29

The ball is swung over by Jack Mackreth, Gareth Dean makes a clearance.

59:50

Matthew Barnes-Homer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Cartwright. Direct free kick taken by Adam Smith.

56:42

Chris Holroyd takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

55:25

Neil Cartwright restarts play with the free kick.

55:25 Substitution

Substitution Jack Mackreth replaces Waide Fairhurst.

55:25

The referee gives a free kick against Waide Fairhurst for handball.

52:42

Pablo Mills fouled by Danny Newton, the ref awards a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

51:16

Shot by Jon Adams. Keiran Murtagh gets a block in. Danny Newton takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

50:35

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Walker from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Barnes-Homer manages to make a clearance.

49:49

Waide Fairhurst produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

48:56

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Adam Smith makes a save.

46:38

Chris Holroyd is caught offside. Adam Smith restarts play with the free kick.

45:45

Simon Forsdick challenges Chris Holroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiran Murtagh restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:01 Substitution

Substitution Wesley York comes on in place of Delroy Gordon.

43:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keiran Murtagh by Connor Taylor. Keiran Murtagh takes the direct free kick.

42:25

Pablo Mills crosses the ball.

41:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury played to the near post, Gareth Dean makes a clearance.

40:44

Chris Holroyd challenges Neil Cartwright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Smith restarts play with the free kick.

40:10

Foul by Danny Newton on Craig Braham-Barrett, free kick awarded. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

39:29

Corner from right by-line taken by Sam Wedgbury.

38:49

Connor Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Braham-Barrett. Free kick taken by Keiran Murtagh.

37:17

Carl Martin sends in a cross.

36:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen O'Halloran on Matthew Barnes-Homer. Free kick taken by Carl Martin.

36:23

Connor Taylor takes a shot. Keiran Murtagh gets a block in.

30:09

Pablo Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Brown. Free kick taken by Adam Smith.

29:10

The official flags Matthew Barnes-Homer offside. Free kick taken by Adam Smith.

27:10

Unfair challenge on Kieran Charnock by Andy Brown results in a free kick. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

26:17

Foul by Andy Brown on Nathaniel Brown, free kick awarded. Carl Martin takes the free kick.

23:49

Chris Holroyd challenges Gareth Dean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Smith restarts play with the free kick.

22:24

Neil Cartwright sends in a cross, Lance Cronin makes a save.

21:35

The ball is sent over by Adam Walker.

20:10

Carl Martin delivers the ball.

18:00

Sam Wedgbury takes a outswinging corner.

17:49

Carl Martin produces a cross, Gareth Dean makes a clearance.

16:46

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a shot. Save made by Adam Smith.

16:21

Unfair challenge on Kieran Charnock by Danny Newton results in a free kick. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

15:38

Matthew Barnes-Homer is ruled offside. Adam Smith restarts play with the free kick.

14:58

Adam Walker is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

13:52

The referee blows for offside against Matthew Barnes-Homer. Adam Smith restarts play with the free kick.

13:11

Shot by Andy Brown from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

10:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Brown on Kieran Charnock. Nathaniel Brown takes the free kick.

9:26

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Danny Newton.

8:46

Connor Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Keiran Murtagh. Keiran Murtagh takes the free kick.

8:19

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Danny Newton.

7:49

The offside flag is raised against Matthew Barnes-Homer. Direct free kick taken by Adam Smith.

6:26

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

6:08

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Save made by Adam Smith.

4:22

The ball is sent over by Neil Cartwright.

3:07

Effort from inside the area by Danny Newton misses to the right of the goal.

2:43

Keiran Murtagh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Taylor. Simon Forsdick takes the direct free kick.

0:36

The offside flag is raised against Andy Brown. Direct free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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