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Macclesfield Town 1-1 FC Halifax Town

Scott Boden
Former Macclesfield striker Scott Boden joined FC Halifax Town in July

Former Macclesfield Town striker Scott Boden scored against his old club to help FC Halifax Town earn a point at Moss Rose and go top of the Conference.

The best chance of a goalless first half fell to Macclesfield's Paul Lewis, who headed wide just before the break.

Boden then gave the Shaymen the lead, forcing a rebound over the line after Jamie Jackson's shot had been spilled.

Just five minutes later, Arthur Gnahoua turned in the area and drove a low shot into the bottom corner to earn a point.

With Barnet not playing until Wednesday, the result gives Halifax a one-point at the top of the league.

Boden's goal was his fourth of the season so far for the Shaymen.

Adam Smith almost restored Halifax's lead late on but his long-range effort was well saved, having looked destined for the top corner.

Halifax defender Marc Roberts had the ball in the net in stoppage time, but was denied a late winner as the officials had spotted a foul on the goalkeeper.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 4Waterfall
  • 2Halls
  • 5Pilkington
  • 3Barrow
  • 15HainingSubstituted forGonzález Díazat 55'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forRouseat 46'minutes
  • 8LewisBooked at 61minsSubstituted forCowanat 81'minutes
  • 10Fairhurst
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14Gnahoua

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 18González Díaz
  • 19Rouse
  • 20Branagan
  • 27Thomas

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 4Roberts
  • 3McManus
  • 20MaynardSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 14WilliamsBooked at 75mins
  • 8Marshall
  • 22Schofield
  • 19Boden
  • 10DyerSubstituted forJacksonat 46'minutesSubstituted forAingeat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 6Ainge
  • 7Smith
  • 9Jackson
  • 15Roberts
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,509

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Simon Ainge replaces Jamie Jackson.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith tries a through ball, but Adam Smith is caught offside.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Paul Lewis.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

David González (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David González (Macclesfield Town).

Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

David González (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith replaces Lois Maynard.

Attempt blocked. Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town).

Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

Booking

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town).

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