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Macclesfield Town 0-0 Chester

Chester twice needed the help of the woodwork at their former home at Moss Rose as they held Macclesfield to a goalless Cheshire derby draw.

Macclesfield substitute Danny Rowe's late left-foot curler hit the post, before he then struck the same upright with a low left-foot shot.

In an entertainingly competitive game, midfielder Danny Whitaker was also denied by a fine first-half save by debutant Chester keeper Alex Lynch.

But Chester deserved to extend their unbeaten National League run to nine games, during which they have conceded just one goal.

Chester went close before the break as Jordan Chappell and Elliott Durrell were both denied.

But the pace and trickery of ex-Chester striker Chris Holroyd also caused the visitors problems.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Ross
  • 2HallsBooked at 90mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 9Holroyd
  • 6McCombe
  • 5Pilkington
  • 7MackrethSubstituted forRoweat 77'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10SampsonBooked at 83mins
  • 14James
  • 16Hancox
  • 23Whitaker

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 4Byrne
  • 11Rowe
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Madeley

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 17VassellSubstituted forKillockat 61'minutesSubstituted forHudsonat 71'minutes
  • 12HughesBooked at 54mins
  • 8Shaw
  • 16Hunt
  • 6Astles
  • 11Chapell
  • 21LloydBooked at 79mins
  • 7Mahon
  • 9AlabiSubstituted forAkintundeat 68'minutes
  • 10Durrell

Substitutes

  • 2Killock
  • 5Hudson
  • 14Joyce
  • 19Waters
  • 20Akintunde
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,522

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.

Booking

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Jack Mackreth.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Blaine Hudson replaces Ross Killock.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces James Alabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Ross Killock replaces Theo Vassell.

Booking

Sam Hughes (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green17123233112239
2Dag & Red17112427121535
3Lincoln City17103431141733
4Tranmere17103421101133
5Barrow178722617931
6Dover1710163327631
7Eastleigh1786329151430
8Macclesfield179352416830
9Aldershot178542014629
10Gateshead1784528171128
11Boreham Wood177642013727
12Chester177552416826
13Sutton United177372222024
14Wrexham176561522-723
15Solihull Moors175482229-719
16Maidstone United175482131-1019
17Bromley175391927-818
18Torquay175391422-818
19York173591729-1214
20Woking1734102537-1213
21Braintree1734101632-1613
22Southport1734101436-2213
23Guiseley1724112031-1110
24North Ferriby United173113627-2110
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