Jon Macken's equaliser earned Stockport a crucial point against Macclesfield in their bid to avoid relegation from the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The result moved Stockport to within one point of safety.

Matthew Barnes-Homer made no mistake for the hosts when Keiran Murtagh laid on an inviting cross and he tucked away the assist to notch his 18th league goal of the season.

But veteran striker Macken stabbed home to level the scores and earn a point.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Macclesfield

  • 40 Taylor
  • 02 Jackson Booked
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 30 Audel
  • 34 Mills
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 08 Murtagh Booked
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock
  • 09 Barnes-Homer
  • 10 Morgan-Smith (Fairhurst - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Fermino
  • 11 Winn
  • 20 Fairhurst
  • 23 McDonald
  • 25 Madjo

Stockport

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 02 Halls
  • 03 Newton
  • 20 Fagbola
  • 29 Charnock (Tunnicliffe - 53' )
  • 08 Kenyon Booked (Marshall - 76' )
  • 14 Sheridan Booked (Schofield - 59' )
  • 31 Bullock
  • 07 Whitehead
  • 17 Cullen
  • 23 Macken

Substitutes

  • 01 Ormson
  • 06 Tunnicliffe
  • 18 Nolan
  • 27 Marshall
  • 30 Schofield
Ref: Toner
Att: 4,027

Match Stats

Shots

18 7

On target

8 2

Corners

6 0

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:38 Full time

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

90:00 +4:59

Lee Bullock takes a shot. Blocked by Pablo Mills.

90:00 +3:58

Keiran Murtagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bullock. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:51

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury played to the near post, clearance by James Tunnicliffe.

90:00 +2:13

Unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury by Lee Bullock results in a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:19

Paul Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Wedgbury. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:16

Effort on goal by Waide Fairhurst from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

89:25

Sam Wedgbury produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

88:17 Substitution

Substitution Amari Morgan-Smith leaves the field to be replaced by Waide Fairhurst.

87:14

Effort on goal by Lee Bullock from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

86:51

John Paul Kissock fouled by Paul Marshall, the ref awards a free kick. Keiran Murtagh takes the direct free kick.

79:53

Craig Braham-Barrett takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

77:03

Danny Whitehead takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

76:00 Substitution

Substitution Alex Kenyon leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Marshall.

74:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Jon Macken - Macclesfld 1 - 1 Stockport Goal scored by Jon Macken from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 1-1 Stockport County.

72:08

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, Matthew Barnes-Homer produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71:52

John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

66:36

The referee blows for offside against Mark Cullen. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

65:57

Sean Newton restarts play with the free kick.

65:57 Booking

Booking Ryan Jackson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

65:52

Ryan Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Whitehead.

65:05

Pablo Mills fouled by Jon Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

64:17

Amari Morgan-Smith has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

62:47

Assist by Keiran Murtagh.

62:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Barnes-Homer - Macclesfld 1 - 0 Stockport Matthew Barnes-Homer finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Macclesfield 1-0 Stockport County.

62:20

Sean Newton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Amari Morgan-Smith. Keiran Murtagh takes the free kick.

58:39 Substitution

Substitution Danny Schofield comes on in place of Sam Sheridan.

57:10

Effort from deep inside the area by Jack Mackreth misses to the right of the target.

56:04

The ball is sent over by Sean Newton.

55:11

Free kick taken by Pablo Mills.

55:11 Booking

Booking Alex Kenyon is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

54:49

Alex Kenyon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury.

54:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Sheridan by John Paul Kissock. Andy Halls takes the free kick.

52:43

Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

52:43 Substitution

Substitution Kieran Charnock leaves the field to be replaced by James Tunnicliffe.

52:43

Unfair challenge on Craig Braham-Barrett by Sam Sheridan results in a free kick.

50:38

Matthew Barnes-Homer takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell. John Paul Kissock takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

49:06

Strike by Matthew Barnes-Homer from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00

The ball is crossed by Jack Mackreth.

44:14

Pablo Mills challenges Jon Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Halls restarts play with the free kick.

41:39

John Paul Kissock fouled by Sam Sheridan, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.

38:39

Sean Newton sends in a cross.

36:53

Headed effort on goal by Pablo Mills from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

36:17

Direct free kick taken by Sam Wedgbury.

36:17 Booking

Booking Sam Sheridan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

36:06

Sam Sheridan concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Braham-Barrett.

35:32

Craig Braham-Barrett takes a shot. Alex Kenyon gets a block in.

33:07

Sam Wedgbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bullock. Sean Newton produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

32:29

Unfair challenge on Mark Cullen by Pablo Mills results in a free kick. Sean Newton takes the direct free kick.

29:54

Andy Halls concedes a free kick for a foul on John Paul Kissock. Craig Braham-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

29:06

A cross is delivered by Ryan Jackson, Close range header by Matthew Barnes-Homer goes wide of the left-hand upright.

24:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, Thierry Audel takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Charnock. Effort from deep inside the area by Thierry Audel misses to the right of the goal.

23:10

Direct free kick taken by Sean Newton.

23:10 Booking

Booking Booking for Keiran Murtagh.

22:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keiran Murtagh on Danny Whitehead.

22:19

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, Jordan Fagbola makes a clearance.

21:54

The referee blows for offside against Mark Cullen. Thierry Audel restarts play with the free kick.

20:29

Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Alex Kenyon.

19:57

Amari Morgan-Smith takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell. Amari Morgan-Smith takes a shot. Andy Halls gets a block in.

18:40

Keiran Murtagh is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Sean Newton takes the free kick.

17:53

Unfair challenge on Danny Whitehead by Matthew Barnes-Homer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Sheridan.

17:20

Unfair challenge on Mark Cullen by Craig Braham-Barrett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Halls.

14:19

Jon Macken is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

13:40

Matthew Barnes-Homer is ruled offside. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

13:08

Jon Macken concedes a free kick for a foul on Thierry Audel. Thierry Audel takes the free kick.

12:02

Danny Whitehead has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

10:34

Ryan Jackson produces a cross.

9:35

Inswinging corner taken by Amari Morgan-Smith from the right by-line, Sean Newton makes a clearance.

7:39

Matthew Barnes-Homer concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bullock. Direct free kick taken by Sean Newton.

5:05

Mark Cullen has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

3:33

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

1:38

The ball is delivered by Jack Mackreth, clearance by Kieran Charnock.

1:16

John Paul Kissock fouled by Sam Sheridan, the ref awards a free kick. John Paul Kissock takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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