A last-gasp Brett Williams penalty lifted Aldershot out of the relegation zone with a draw at Macclesfield.

The hosts had the best chance of the first half, but keeper Glenn Morris was equal to Scott Boden's effort.

It was Boden who put the Silkmen in front from close range with what looked to be the winner.

Williams levelled from the penalty spot with the last kick of the match after the striker had been fouled in the box by Paul Lewis.

A noisy crowd of over 2,000 were at Moss Rose for the game after Macclesfield offered free entry to both sets of supporters.

Aldershot are now level on points with 21st-placed Hereford but boast a superior goal difference.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after Macclesfield draw

"Psychologically this is a huge boost for us today and we played quite well in the first half given the conditions.

"We changed the formation into a 4-3-3 and Brett's come on and got the penalty and kept his calm with the penalty with the pressure on him.

"Coming away from the week that we've had with four points is immense.

"There is a real belief around the squad now that we maybe didn't have a couple of months ago."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 12 Williams
  • 03 Andrew
  • 26 Halls
  • 23 Whitaker (Pilkington - 87' )
  • 06 Turnbull Booked
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 02 Connor
  • 15 Lewis
  • 11 Winn (Rowe - 71' )
  • 19 Boden

Substitutes

  • 24 Rowe
  • 25 Kay
  • 28 Cowan
  • 20 Branagan
  • 27 Pilkington

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Morris
  • 28 Butler
  • 30 Phillips
  • 02 Oastler
  • 29 Oyeleke
  • 07 Mekki (Williams - 32' )
  • 04 Stanley
  • 14 Roberts Booked
  • 08 Rowlands (Tonkin - 73' )
  • 19 Molesley (Bubb - 79' )
  • 16 Scott

Substitutes

  • 31 Cornick
  • 11 Bubb
  • 09 Williams
  • 21 Williams
  • 03 Tonkin
Ref: Peter Banks

Match Stats

Shots

12 5

On target

4 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 1.

90:00 +4:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 1. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

90:00 +3:46

Penalty conceded by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +3:46

Penalty Aldershot Town. Brett Williams draws a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +3:00

Corner, Aldershot Town.

90:00 +0:52

Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

89:11

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

89:11

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

88:27

Attempt blocked. Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

88:03

Corner, Aldershot Town.

87:39

Corner, Aldershot Town.

86:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. George Pilkington replaces Danny Whitaker.

86:22

Corner, Aldershot Town.

85:21

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

83:25

Corner, Aldershot Town.

81:45

Foul by Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town).

81:45

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

81:11 Booking

Booking Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:56

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

80:56

Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

79:27

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

78:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Mark Molesley.

76:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 0. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny M. Rowe with a cross.

73:16

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

73:16

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

72:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Anthony Tonkin replaces Martin Rowlands.

70:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Peter Winn.

69:05

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

69:05

Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

64:54

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

64:54

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

61:09 Booking

Booking Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:47

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

60:47

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

60:15

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

60:15

Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

56:19

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

55:57

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

55:57

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

53:05

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

53:05

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

50:39

Foul by Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town).

50:39

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

49:16

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

48:45

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

48:29

Attempt saved. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

47:48

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

47:48

Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

47:14

Attempt blocked. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +1:58

Attempt saved. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00 +0:12

Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

44:50

Foul by Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town).

44:50

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

39:51

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

39:51

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

38:35

Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:18

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

36:18

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

35:32

Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

34:21

Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).

34:21

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

33:38

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

33:38

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

31:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams replaces Adam Mekki because of an injury.

27:01

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

26:43

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

24:21

Attempt missed. Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Peter Winn.

23:50

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

15:22

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

15:22

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

15:08

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:30

Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

14:30

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

12:37

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

9:25

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

9:25

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

6:29

Corner, Aldershot Town.

5:22

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Peter Winn tries a through ball, but Peter Winn is caught offside.

4:22

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

4:22

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

3:03

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitaker tries a through ball, but Danny Whitaker is caught offside.

2:23

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:17

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth tries a through ball, but Jack Mackreth is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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