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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Lincoln City

Macclesfield came from behind to earn a point against National League play-off outsiders Lincoln City.

Lincoln took the lead on 16 minutes when Jamie McCombe met Greg Tempest's cross with a fine header past goalkeeper Shwan Jalal.

Danny Whitehead then equalised for the Silkmen with an excellent long-range strike just five minutes into the second half.

Both goalkeepers were tested late on but neither side could find a winner.

Lincoln lie 10th, six points off fifth-placed Tranmere, six points above 13th-placed Macc.

Imps manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Chris Moyses: Lincoln City boss on draw at Macclesfield

"It was probably a good game for the neutral. They had chances, we had chances and it was quite open at times but we came to win.

"We were desperate for the second goal which wasn't forthcoming. We counter-attacked more in the second half and maybe could have done it better.

"We got the ball in good areas but then gave it straight back and we gave a lot of stupid free-kicks away which gave them the momentum."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 9Holroyd
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forRoweat 83'minutes
  • 5Pilkington
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3McCombe
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Whitaker
  • 10Sampson
  • 14Dennis

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 11Rowe
  • 12Cowan
  • 25Styche
  • 29Phillips

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 6Bush
  • 27McCombe
  • 18BeeversBooked at 87mins
  • 8Power
  • 28CatonSubstituted forMarisat 71'minutes
  • 3TempestSubstituted forSparrowat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forMcDaidat 79'minutes
  • 12Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 13Grant
  • 19McDaid
  • 21Sparrow
  • 24Wildin
  • 29Maris
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,676

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Sparrow replaces Greg Tempest.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Booking

Lee Beevers (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

John McCombe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Danny Whitehead because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. John McCombe (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jamie McCombe (Lincoln City).

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid replaces Jack Muldoon.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. George Maris replaces James Caton.

Foul by Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City).

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by John McCombe (Macclesfield Town).

Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. John McCombe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by James Caton (Lincoln City).

Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham382411371244783
2Forest Green38256763352881
3Grimsby351911568293968
4Tranmere3817111050371362
5Braintree351710841261561
6Wrexham371781261441759
7Dover351781059451459
8Eastleigh36178115448659
9Gateshead37177134855-758
10Lincoln City3715111157471056
11Bromley37166156058254
12Macclesfield37155174943650
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow361210144862-1446
15Aldershot37137174257-1546
16Chester371110165054-443
17Southport381110173854-1643
18Guiseley36913143453-1940
19Boreham Wood37812173037-736
20Halifax3599174869-2136
21Altrincham36811173661-2535
22Torquay35810174062-2234
23Welling38610223056-2628
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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