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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Colchester United

Macclesfield picked up a valuable point in their battle for Football League survival as they held promotion-chasing Colchester.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between, but Macclesfield deservedly took the lead moments before half-time.

Scott Wilson played a neat through ball for strike partner Harry Smith and when he played it back into Wilson's path, the Silkmen's leading scorer rasped a first-time finish past Rene Gilmartin.

Second-best before the break, Colchester's best chance came from a corner which ricocheted off a crowd of bodies, but Macclesfield keeper Kieran O'Hara reacted well to push it over the bar.

However, it took the U's just a minute of the second half to get back on terms.

Courtney Senior's determined charge into the box was ended by Brice Ntambwe's clumsy shove, which allowed Frank Nouble to equalise from the spot.

Though Reece Cole hit the bar for the hosts, the visitors were far stronger in the second period but also struggled to find a breakthrough and had to settle for a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1O'Hara
  • 14Welch-HayesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Kelleher
  • 33Jules
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 22ArthurSubstituted forMartisat 78'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 38NtambweSubstituted forMaycockat 61'minutes
  • 30Cole
  • 9Wilson
  • 10SmithBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 11Lloyd
  • 18Maycock
  • 28Idem
  • 32Demetriou
  • 37Biabi
  • 39Martis

Colchester

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Prosser
  • 6Kent
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forWrightat 52'minutes
  • 24Stevenson
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forRobertsat 78'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 39EisaSubstituted forEastmanat 45'minutes
  • 45NoubleBooked at 12mins

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 9Norris
  • 11Dickenson
  • 15Roberts
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,092

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Booking

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town).

Diaz Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Ben Stevenson.

Foul by Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Callum Roberts replaces Courtney Senior.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Liandro Martis replaces Koby Arthur.

Attempt saved. Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).

Diaz Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Koby Arthur (Macclesfield Town).

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Callum Maycock replaces Brice Ntambwe.

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

Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town).

Diaz Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Zak Jules.

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town).

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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