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Macclesfield Town win 3-1 on penalties

Walsall 3-3 Macclesfield Town: Silkmen win on penalties

Kieran O'Hara
Kieran O'Hara is yet to make a senior appearance for Manchester United

On-loan goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara saved three penalties as Macclesfield beat Walsall in a shootout to reach the Carabao Cup third round.

The result means the Silkmen have never lost a penalty shootout - this was their eighth straight victory.

Jamie Grimes and Harry Smith had scored for Macc in a thrilling 3-3 draw, before Kieron Morris, Andy Cook and Josh Gordon put Walsall 3-2 up.

Tyrone Marsh's stoppage-time cross-cum-shot then took the game to penalties.

Manchester United youngster O'Hara denied Cook, Luke Leahy and Morris from the spot as League Two Macclesfield won the shootout 3-1.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international also saved Cook's penalty in the 63rd minute, but the striker scored the rebound to make it 2-2.

Macc's second successive victory on penalties over League One opposition took them into the third round of the competition for the first time in their history.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 13Dunn
  • 28Wilson
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3LeahyBooked at 76mins
  • 8Morris
  • 15Kinsella
  • 4Dobson
  • 17Kouhyar
  • 9Cook
  • 29GordonSubstituted forParkerat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 16Ferrier
  • 18Sangha
  • 19Candlin
  • 21Cockerill-Mollett
  • 26Parker

Macclesfield

  • 1O'Hara
  • 19Pearson
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Grimes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 17Evans
  • 18MaycockSubstituted forWelch-Hayesat 76'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 13BlissettBooked at 52minsSubstituted forWilsonat 77'minutes
  • 10Smith
  • 16NapaBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMarshat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lowe
  • 8Marsh
  • 9Wilson
  • 12Taylor
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 20Vincenti
  • 22Arthur
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,352

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home21
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 3(1), Macclesfield Town 3(3).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Walsall 3(1), Macclesfield Town 3(3).

Penalty saved! Kieron Morris (Walsall) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3(1), Macclesfield Town 3(3). David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3(1), Macclesfield Town 3(2). Maz Kouhyar (Walsall) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Macclesfield Town 3(2). Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty saved! Luke Leahy (Walsall) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Macclesfield Town 3(1). Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty saved! Andy Cook (Walsall) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Walsall 3, Macclesfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 3, Macclesfield Town 3.

Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Macclesfield Town 3. Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Grimes.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Dylan Parker replaces Josh Gordon.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Gordon (Walsall).

Jamie Grimes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Kane Wilson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Nathan Blissett.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Miles Welch-Hayes replaces Callum Maycock.

Booking

Luke Leahy (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Maz Kouhyar (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tyrone Marsh replaces Malachi Napa.

Attempt missed. Luke Leahy (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

Malachi Napa (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Walsall).

Malachi Napa (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Josh Gordon (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Macclesfield Town 2. Josh Gordon (Walsall) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maz Kouhyar.

Attempt saved. George Dobson (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

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