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Macclesfield Town 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Elliott Frear
Former Exeter winger Frear scored six goals for Salisbury last season

Macclesfield's unbeaten home run continued as they held on for a point to Forest Green in the Conference.

The visitors went in front early on as Elliott Frear got his first goal since a summer move from Salisbury, finding the net from the edge of the box.

Paul Lewis equalised as he headed in Waide Fairhurst's cross, and provider turned scorer as Fairhurst put the Silkmen in front from long range.

But Lee Hughes' 25-yard effort ensured Rovers left the Moss Rose with a draw.

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"After going 2-1 down we showed a lot of character and there was some good football played, so I was pleased.

"Elliott Frear's looking really bright, I really do believe he's one of the best wingers in the league.

"I'm not here to have a go at the referee, it's a difficult job for him, so we have to move on, but we should have had a definite penalty."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Taylor
  • 2HallsBooked at 80mins
  • 4Waterfall
  • 5Pilkington
  • 3Barrow
  • 15Haining
  • 18González Díaz
  • 8Lewis
  • 14Gnahoua
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forMokeat 67'minutes
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Moke
  • 12Cowan
  • 19Rouse
  • 20Branagan

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 26Coles
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 19Sinclair
  • 18Frear
  • 28JolleySubstituted forHughesat 69'minutes
  • 7NorwoodSubstituted forGuthrieat 57'minutes
  • 20Parkin

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 11Hughes
  • 17Guthrie
  • 22Vieira
  • 29McGrory
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,329

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Coles tries a through ball, but Daniel Coles is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Booking

    Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rob Sinclair.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Luke Waterfall (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Will Haining.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

  18. Post update

    George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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