had to settle for a point as his side threw away a two-goal lead at Macclesfield.
Will Evans scored from 20 yards to give his new manager a dream start in the first minute and then drove into the same corner from five yards further.
Sam Wedgbury's low volley from George Donnelly's cross pulled the home side back into the game.
And Matt Hamshaw's pinpoint drive into the top corner secured a point for Macclesfield with 11 minutes left.
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Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I think from the situation we're in it's a good point and we're probably a bit unfortunate we didn't win it.
"It took the wind out of our sails with their great strike from the kick off, then we're 2-0 down, and we're facing a massive uphill battle.
"We had to change, put another striker on, change the shape and we got the goal and it was a case of would we get the next one.
"It's another point on the board, it's not ideal, we would have liked three but at half-time we would have taken it."