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Barrow 1-1 Macclesfield Town

Neill Byrne bundled home a late equaliser as Macclesfield rescued a draw at fellow National League high-flyers Barrow.

The Irish defender struck eight minutes from time after Danny Livesey looked to have put the hosts on course for victory with a headed opener three minutes earlier.

Bluebirds forward Jordan Williams came closest to breaking the deadlock in a tight first half, firing his first opportunity over the crossbar before being denied by Macc goalkeeper Scott Flinders minutes later.

Barrow, who were eight games unbeaten going into the game, eventually edged in front when captain Livesey rose to nod in Williams' 79th-minute cross.

But they were denied all three points as Byrne grabbed his first goal of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 1Dixon
  • 2Beeley
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 18HughesBooked at 87mins
  • 6Diarra
  • 5Livesey
  • 17Turnbull
  • 22Yates
  • 9BennettSubstituted forHaworthat 62'minutes
  • 20Harrison
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Haworth
  • 8Harvey
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Meikle
  • 19Murray

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 16Hancox
  • 4Byrne
  • 14James
  • 8Lewis
  • 5Pilkington
  • 11Rowe
  • 15Norburn
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10SampsonSubstituted forMackrethat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7Mackreth
  • 13Ross
  • 17Sutherland
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
1,442

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barrow 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barrow 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Liam Hughes (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Mackreth replaces Jack Sampson.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 1, Macclesfield Town 0. Danny Livesey (Barrow).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Richard Bennett.

  8. Second Half

    Second Half begins Barrow 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

  9. Half Time

    First Half ends, Barrow 0, Macclesfield Town 0.

  10. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  11. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green1493226111530
2Lincoln City1491428131528
3Dag & Red1491424111328
4Macclesfield1491423131028
5Eastleigh1475226141226
6Barrow147522014626
7Aldershot147431813525
8Dover148152322125
9Tranmere147341510524
10Chester146352215721
11Gateshead146352114721
12Boreham Wood145631711621
13Solihull Moors145452223-119
14Sutton United146171518-319
15Wrexham145451117-619
16Maidstone United145361924-518
17Torquay145271418-417
18Bromley145271722-517
19Woking143382129-812
20York143381525-1012
21North Ferriby United143110622-1610
22Braintree142391123-129
23Southport142391033-239
24Guiseley1413101726-96
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