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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Hartlepool United

Jake Cassidy's second-half equaliser earned Hartlepool their first point in the Vanarama National League as they drew against Macclesfield.

Pools, who were relegated from the English Football League last season, lost their opening game at home to Dover on Saturday but started well at Moss Rose, with Cassidy and Jack Munns both firing inches wide.

Macclesfield hit back, with Danny Whitaker's volleyed effort superbly tipped away by goalkeeper Scott Loach.

The home side took the lead in the 38th minute when Elliott Durrell's ball into the box was headed home by Whitaker.

There was a let-off for Hartlepool at the start of the second half when a mistake from defender Scott Harrison set Tyrone Marsh clear but he shot straight at Loach.

Pools levelled after 58 minutes when Cassidy nodded in a cross from Ryan Donaldson and came closest to winning it when the striker's flicked header was saved.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Jalal
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 4Lowe
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forArthurat 82'minutes
  • 18Yates
  • 5PilkingtonSubstituted forKennedyat 62'minutes
  • 14Baba
  • 11Lloyd
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forWilsonat 71'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 8MarshBooked at 36mins

Substitutes

  • 9Wilson
  • 10Richards
  • 15Kennedy
  • 16Hancox
  • 22Arthur

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 2Magnay
  • 5Harrison
  • 7Donaldson
  • 23Laing
  • 22DonnellyBooked at 31mins
  • 24Newton
  • 8MunnsBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAdamsat 71'minutes
  • 18Hawkins
  • 9Cassidy
  • 10Amond

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 4Featherstone
  • 14Woods
  • 17Deverdics
  • 38Rodney
Referee:
Joe Johnson

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Elliott Durrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Scott Burgess.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Blair Adams replaces Jack Munns.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Kieran Kennedy replaces George Pilkington.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1. Jake Cassidy (Hartlepool United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Booking

Jack Munns (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

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2Dag & Red22004226
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4Tranmere21103124
5Bromley21102114
6Macclesfield21102114
7Eastleigh21101014
8Sutton United21012113
9Leyton Orient21013303
10Dover21012203
11Gateshead21012203
12Wrexham21012203
13Woking210134-13
14Fylde20203302
15Chester10101101
16Boreham Wood201134-11
17Guiseley201123-11
18Maidenhead United201123-11
19Torquay201123-11
20Barrow201112-11
21Hartlepool201112-11
22Maidstone United201113-21
23Halifax201102-21
24Solihull Moors100113-20
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