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Macclesfield Town 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Elliott Frear
Former Exeter winger Frear scored six goals for Salisbury last season

Macclesfield's unbeaten home run continued as they held on for a point to Forest Green in the Conference.

The visitors went in front early on as Elliott Frear got his first goal since a summer move from Salisbury, finding the net from the edge of the box.

Paul Lewis equalised as he headed in Waide Fairhurst's cross, and provider turned scorer as Fairhurst put the Silkmen in front from long range.

But Lee Hughes' 25-yard effort ensured Rovers left the Moss Rose with a draw.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Macc v Forest Green

"After going 2-1 down we showed a lot of character and there was some good football played, so I was pleased.

"Elliott Frear's looking really bright, I really do believe he's one of the best wingers in the league.

"I'm not here to have a go at the referee, it's a difficult job for him, so we have to move on, but we should have had a definite penalty."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2HallsBooked at 80mins
  • 4Waterfall
  • 5Pilkington
  • 3Barrow
  • 15Haining
  • 18González Díaz
  • 8Lewis
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forMokeat 67'minutes
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Moke
  • 12Cowan
  • 19Rouse
  • 20Branagan

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 26Coles
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 19Sinclair
  • 18Frear
  • 28JolleySubstituted forHughesat 69'minutes
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forGuthrieat 57'minutes
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 11Hughes
  • 17Guthrie
  • 22Vieira
  • 29McGrory
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,329

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Coles tries a through ball, but Daniel Coles is caught offside.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rob Sinclair.

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Will Haining.

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Christian Jolley.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Adriano Moke replaces Chris Holroyd.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis tries a through ball, but Paul Lewis is caught offside.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town).

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie replaces James Norwood.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Waide Fairhurst with a cross.

Attempt saved. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Daniel Coles (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

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