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Cambridge United 2-2 Macclesfield Town

Sam Smith scored a late equaliser for Cambridge who shared the points with Macclesfield in a 2-2 draw following a thrilling second half.

The U's struck after 13 minutes and led at half-time courtesy of a superb low 30-yard strike by midfielder Jack Roles.

Kyle Knoyle's header hit the bar for Cambridge before Macclesfield's Theo Archibald somehow wasted the chance to equalise three minutes before the break, blazing over from close range after Arthur Gnahoua's cross fell to him.

Owen Evans saved magnificently from a Smith header just before the hour, but the game was turned on its head 20 minutes into the second half as Macclesfield netted twice in four minutes.

Archibald made amends for his earlier miss with the leveller as he fired home from distance after 65 minutes, and three minutes later Gnahoua ran across the Cambridge backline before finding the top corner with his strike.

The home team responded 12 minutes from time when Knoyle's cross caught Evans in no man's land and Smith headed the ball beyond him for his fifth goal of the season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 16Darling
  • 34WardSubstituted forDunkat 70'minutes
  • 4Taft
  • 2Knoyle
  • 22Lewis
  • 19Lambe
  • 30Roles
  • 7HannantBooked at 90mins
  • 18RichardsSubstituted forDallasat 75'minutes
  • 20Smith

Substitutes

  • 9Dallas
  • 10Maris
  • 11Dunk
  • 15John
  • 17Davies
  • 25Burton
  • 27Worman

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6VassellBooked at 77mins
  • 11Archibald
  • 8HarrisBooked at 51mins
  • 14KirbyBooked at 90mins
  • 3ClarkeSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 87'minutes
  • 20Osadebe
  • 7GnahouaSubstituted forStephensat 84'minutes
  • 19GomisSubstituted forIronsideat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ironside
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 22Ntambwe
  • 23Fitzpatrick
  • 24Rose
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
3,678

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Macclesfield Town 2.

Booking

Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town).

Andrew Dallas (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Connor Kirby following a set piece situation.

Booking

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Cambridge United).

Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. David Fitzpatrick replaces Eddie Clarke.

Attempt missed. George Taft (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Roles.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jack Roles with a cross following a set piece situation.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eddie Clarke (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Taft with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Ben Stephens replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Roles with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Smith.

Attempt blocked. Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Sam Smith (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle.

Booking

Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Ironside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Marc Richards.

Harry Darling (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eddie Clarke (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Marc Richards (Cambridge United).

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Owen Evans.

Attempt saved. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reggie Lambe.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green12732146824
2Exeter126511711623
3Newport12651126623
4Crewe127231914523
5Cheltenham1264221111022
6Bradford126331711621
7Swindon126241915420
8Colchester125431510519
9Grimsby125341914518
10Port Vale124531718-117
11Cambridge124441613316
12Plymouth124441715216
13Crawley124441919016
14Northampton124351413115
15Walsall12435814-615
16Macclesfield123541314-114
17Salford123541520-514
18Carlisle124261319-614
19Mansfield123451316-313
20Leyton Orient123451621-513
21Oldham122551317-411
22Scunthorpe121471321-87
23Morecambe121471224-127
24Stevenage12057818-105
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