Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Macclesfield Town 1-1 Hartlepool United
Jake Cassidy's second-half equaliser earned Hartlepool their first point in the Vanarama National League as they drew against Macclesfield.
Pools, who were relegated from the English Football League last season, lost their opening game at home to Dover on Saturday but started well at Moss Rose, with Cassidy and Jack Munns both firing inches wide.
Macclesfield hit back, with Danny Whitaker's volleyed effort superbly tipped away by goalkeeper Scott Loach.
The home side took the lead in the 38th minute when Elliott Durrell's ball into the box was headed home by Whitaker.
There was a let-off for Hartlepool at the start of the second half when a mistake from defender Scott Harrison set Tyrone Marsh clear but he shot straight at Loach.
Pools levelled after 58 minutes when Cassidy nodded in a cross from Ryan Donaldson and came closest to winning it when the striker's flicked header was saved.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7DurrellSubstituted forArthurat 82'minutes
- 5PilkingtonSubstituted forKennedyat 62'minutes
- 20BurgessSubstituted forWilsonat 71'minutes
- 8MarshBooked at 36mins
- 22DonnellyBooked at 31mins
- 8MunnsBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAdamsat 71'minutes
- Joe Johnson
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Elliott Durrell.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Scott Burgess.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Blair Adams replaces Jack Munns.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Kieran Kennedy replaces George Pilkington.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1. Jake Cassidy (Hartlepool United).
Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Jack Munns (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).
Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.