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FC Halifax Town 2-2 Macclesfield Town

Will Hatfield
Hatfield, on-loan from Accrington Stanley, scored his first goal for the club.

Will Hatfield's second-half strike earned a draw for Halifax against 10-man Macclesfield.

Scott Boden put Halifax ahead when his shot from the edge of the area took a huge deflection off Thierry Audel.

Jack Sampson replied with a first-half brace, turning in Chris Holroyd's cross before poking home from close range.

Waide Fairhurst was sent off after pushing his head towards Scott McManus, before loanee Hatfield's 75th-minute strike gave Halifax a point.

Macclesfield are now winless in four games and remain in fourth place in the Conference while eighth-placed Halifax are five points off the play-offs.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 23HutchisonSubstituted forHatfieldat 46'minutes
  • 22SchofieldSubstituted forHattersleyat 69'minutes
  • 3McManusBooked at 79mins
  • 14Williams
  • 5Pearson
  • 4Roberts
  • 2Bolton
  • 9JacksonBooked at 1minsSubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes
  • 33Muldoon
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 7Smith
  • 15Roberts
  • 36Hatfield
  • 40Hattersley

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2HallsBooked at 76mins
  • 4Audel
  • 10FairhurstBooked at 63mins
  • 28Grant
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 59mins
  • 8LewisBooked at 56mins
  • 5Pilkington
  • 36SampsonSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 86'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 9HolroydBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 3Barrow
  • 15Haining
  • 18Bell
  • 29Barnes-Homer
  • 34Rowe
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
1,768

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 2.

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Jack Sampson.

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Muldoon (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town).

Thierry Audel (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

George Pilkington (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).

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Macclesfield Town 2. Will Hatfield (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Hattersley replaces Danny Schofield.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Muldoon (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith replaces Jamie Jackson.

Dismissal

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) is shown the red card for fighting.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Booking

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

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

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