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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Gateshead

Gateshead's six-game National League winning run was brought to an end as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Macclesfield.

The visitors made the brighter start and almost went ahead in the fifth minute, with Gus Mafuta freed by Danny Johnson to win a corner that James Bolton narrowly put wide.

The Silkmen were having the best of the possession but they were struggling to convert it into chances until two minutes before the break. Chris Holroyd latched on to a long ball and got round Gateshead goalkeeper James Montgomery - but Manny Smith was on-hand to clear.

Defender Smith opened the scoring in the 75th minute, stabbing home after Scott Flinders had initially saved Paddy McLaughlin's effort.

However, the home side rescued a point just seven minutes later when John McCombe rose highest to head home a free-kick.

Meanwhile, Macclesfield have re-signed Bury winger Jack Mackreth on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old, who was previously at the club between 2012 and 2014, spent the first half of the current season with the Silkmen, making 25 appearances in all competitions after returning on a free in June, before leaving for Bury in January.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 22Flinders
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Byrne
  • 14JamesSubstituted forThorneat 79'minutes
  • 6McCombeSubstituted forCowanat 90'minutes
  • 5Pilkington
  • 7Browne
  • 15Norburn
  • 19MackrethSubstituted forHancoxat 72'minutes
  • 30Summerfield
  • 9Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 13Ross
  • 16Hancox
  • 23Whitaker
  • 33Thorne

Gateshead

  • 1Montgomery
  • 2Bolton
  • 3SmithSubstituted forBeereat 46'minutes
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 5Hogan
  • 4SmithBooked at 81mins
  • 6Fyfield
  • 7York
  • 22MafutaBooked at 84mins
  • 9Johnson
  • 15Burrow

Substitutes

  • 6Ajala
  • 8Brundle
  • 13Hanford
  • 17Beere
  • 25Hannant
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
993

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Gateshead 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces John McCombe.

Booking

Gus Mafuta (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Gateshead 1. John McCombe (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Manny Smith (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. James Thorne replaces Kingsley James.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 1. Manny Smith (Gateshead).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Mitch Hancox replaces Jack Mackreth.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Tom Beere replaces George Smith.

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Gateshead 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City34226667323572
2Forest Green36209774452969
3Dag & Red362141161412067
4Tranmere35207851312067
5Gateshead371711962372562
6Dover361861267541360
7Aldershot3716111048331559
8Barrow361513852361658
9Macclesfield341661246351154
10Wrexham371410133745-852
11Bromley37147164556-1149
12Boreham Wood371212133833548
13Chester351210135450446
14Eastleigh371113134749-246
15Solihull Moors36129154852-445
16Sutton United35128153947-844
17Guiseley37128174555-1044
18Braintree37119174460-1642
19Maidstone United36117184463-1940
20Torquay37109184151-1039
21Woking37108195066-1638
22York36615153656-2033
23North Ferriby United37103242356-3333
24Southport3687214177-3631
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