National League
MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town1AldershotAldershot Town1

A last-gasp Brett Williams penalty lifted Aldershot out of the relegation zone with a draw at Macclesfield.

The hosts had the best chance of the first half, but keeper Glenn Morris was equal to Scott Boden's effort.

It was Boden who put the Silkmen in front from close range with what looked to be the winner.

Williams levelled from the penalty spot with the last kick of the match after the striker had been fouled in the box by Paul Lewis.

A noisy crowd of over 2,000 were at Moss Rose for the game after Macclesfield offered free entry to both sets of supporters.

Aldershot are now level on points with 21st-placed Hereford but boast a superior goal difference.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"Psychologically this is a huge boost for us today and we played quite well in the first half given the conditions.

"We changed the formation into a 4-3-3 and Brett's come on and got the penalty and kept his calm with the penalty with the pressure on him.

"Coming away from the week that we've had with four points is immense.

"There is a real belief around the squad now that we maybe didn't have a couple of months ago."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 12Williams
  • 3Andrew
  • 26Halls
  • 23WhitakerSubstituted forPilkingtonat 87'minutes
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 82mins
  • 7Mackreth
  • 2Connor
  • 15Lewis
  • 11WinnSubstituted forRoweat 71'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 24Rowe
  • 25Kay
  • 28Cowan
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Pilkington

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 28Butler
  • 30Phillips
  • 2Oastler
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forWilliamsat 32'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 14RobertsBooked at 62mins
  • 8RowlandsSubstituted forTonkinat 73'minutes
  • 19MolesleySubstituted forBubbat 79'minutes
  • 16Scott

Substitutes

  • 31Cornick
  • 11Bubb
  • 9Williams
  • 21Williams
  • 3Tonkin
Referee:
Peter Banks

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away10

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