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Macclesfield Town 3-3 Crewe Alexandra

Macclesfield fought back three times to earn a point from a 3-3 draw in the Cheshire derby against Crewe.

The Railwaymen steamed into an early lead, Jordan Bowery sneaking in behind the defence to lob Kieran O'Hara three minutes in.

Macclesfield struck back when Scott Wilson got in behind George Ray to equalise but Crewe dominated, with Bowery hitting the post and O'Hara pulling off some fine saves.

But O'Hara was then sold short by Nathan Cameron's back-pass, bringing down Chris Porter for a penalty that the striker scored to restore Crewe's lead.

An enthralling second half saw the Silkmen draw level 15 minutes from time. Michael Rose's corner was spilled by Ben Garratt, and Cameron bundled in at point-blank range.

In a breathless contest both teams pressed for a winner and, after George Ray looked to have snatched victory for Crewe in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Reece Cole popped up with a third equaliser.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1O'HaraBooked at 32mins
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forJulesat 46'minutes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27Cameron
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 17EvansSubstituted forMartisat 69'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 38Ntambwe
  • 30Cole
  • 22ArthurSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 9Wilson

Substitutes

  • 10Smith
  • 11Lloyd
  • 28Idem
  • 32Demetriou
  • 33Jules
  • 37Biabi
  • 39Martis

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 5RayBooked at 84mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 3Pickering
  • 11AinleySubstituted forLoweryat 90'minutes
  • 17Green
  • 15Wintle
  • 10Bowery
  • 7Porter
  • 20KirkSubstituted forDaleat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 19Dale
  • 29Hunt
  • 31Taylor-Sinclair
  • 32Sterry
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,772

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home13
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 3. Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 3. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Wintle following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Reece Cole.

Attempt missed. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Tommy Lowery replaces Callum Ainley.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt missed. Zak Jules (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Liandro Martis (Macclesfield Town).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Charlie Kirk.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Zak Jules.

Attempt saved. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 2. Nathan Cameron (Macclesfield Town) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Liandro Martis replaces Callum Evans.

Booking

Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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