Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.
Macclesfield Town 0-0 Chester
Chester twice needed the help of the woodwork at their former home at Moss Rose as they held Macclesfield to a goalless Cheshire derby draw.
Macclesfield substitute Danny Rowe's late left-foot curler hit the post, before he then struck the same upright with a low left-foot shot.
In an entertainingly competitive game, midfielder Danny Whitaker was also denied by a fine first-half save by debutant Chester keeper Alex Lynch.
But Chester deserved to extend their unbeaten National League run to nine games, during which they have conceded just one goal.
Chester went close before the break as Jordan Chappell and Elliott Durrell were both denied.
But the pace and trickery of ex-Chester striker Chris Holroyd also caused the visitors problems.
- 2HallsBooked at 90mins
- 7MackrethSubstituted forRoweat 77'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 10SampsonBooked at 83mins
- 17VassellSubstituted forKillockat 61'minutesSubstituted forHudsonat 71'minutes
- 12HughesBooked at 54mins
- 21LloydBooked at 79mins
- 9AlabiSubstituted forAkintundeat 68'minutes
- Martin Coy
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.
Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Lloyd (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Jack Mackreth.
Substitution, Chester FC. Blaine Hudson replaces Ross Killock.
Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces James Alabi.
Substitution, Chester FC. Ross Killock replaces Theo Vassell.
Sam Hughes (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.
First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Chester FC 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.