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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Aldershot Town

A last-gasp Brett Williams penalty lifted Aldershot out of the relegation zone with a draw at Macclesfield.

The hosts had the best chance of the first half, but keeper Glenn Morris was equal to Scott Boden's effort.

It was Boden who put the Silkmen in front from close range with what looked to be the winner.

Williams levelled from the penalty spot with the last kick of the match after the striker had been fouled in the box by Paul Lewis.

A noisy crowd of over 2,000 were at Moss Rose for the game after Macclesfield offered free entry to both sets of supporters.

Aldershot are now level on points with 21st-placed Hereford but boast a superior goal difference.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after Macclesfield draw

"Psychologically this is a huge boost for us today and we played quite well in the first half given the conditions.

"We changed the formation into a 4-3-3 and Brett's come on and got the penalty and kept his calm with the penalty with the pressure on him.

"Coming away from the week that we've had with four points is immense.

"There is a real belief around the squad now that we maybe didn't have a couple of months ago."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 12Williams
  • 3Andrew
  • 26Halls
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forPilkingtonat 87'minutes
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 82mins
  • 7Mackreth
  • 2Connor
  • 15Lewis
  • 11WinnSubstituted forRoweat 71'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 24Rowe
  • 25Kay
  • 28Cowan
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Pilkington

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 28Butler
  • 30Phillips
  • 2Oastler
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forWilliamsat 32'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 14RobertsBooked at 62mins
  • 8RowlandsSubstituted forTonkinat 73'minutes
  • 19MolesleySubstituted forBubbat 79'minutes
  • 16Scott

Substitutes

  • 31Cornick
  • 11Bubb
  • 9Williams
  • 21Williams
  • 3Tonkin
Referee:
Peter Banks

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 1. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Aldershot Town. Brett Williams draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. George Pilkington replaces Danny Whitaker.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town).

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Mark Molesley.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Aldershot Town 0. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny M. Rowe with a cross.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Anthony Tonkin replaces Martin Rowlands.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Peter Winn.

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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