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MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town0AldershotAldershot Town0

Macclesfield Town 0-0 Aldershot Town

Promotion-chasing Macclesfield were held by a determined Aldershot, who made it five league matches unbeaten.

Aldershot's Alex Grant went close with an early header before Chris Holroyd fired over for the hosts.

Brett Williams was twice thwarted by home keeper Rhys Taylor and Phil Smith saved well from Danny Whitaker.

Late pressure from Macclesfield saw Smith keep out Matthew Barnes-Homer's 25-yard effort and Waide Fairhurst's shot from the edge of the box.

Macclesfield slipped to fourth in the Conference on goal difference after Grimsby's 2-1 win at Woking, while Aldershot dropped one place to 18th.

Aldershot caretaker manager Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

"I'm very happy to come to a very hard place, where they've only lost one home game all season, and get something from the game.

"But we were quite disappointed not to go into half-time 2-0 up because we had two great chances.

"We knew we'd be under pressure in the second half, but we kept going. It was nice to get a clean sheet for the first time in sixteen games.

"On another day we could have won. If I can come to Macclesfield and say that, then we've done well."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2HallsSubstituted forCowanat 41'minutes
  • 4Audel
  • 5Pilkington
  • 28Grant
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 80'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBellat 73'minutes
  • 11Moke
  • 29Barnes-Homer
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 12Cowan
  • 18Bell
  • 20Branagan
  • 35Bailey-Jones

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12GibbsSubstituted forEastat 15'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 5Wilson
  • 6Barker
  • 3McGinty
  • 10PlummerSubstituted forLathropeat 76'minutes
  • 7HattonBooked at 68mins
  • 19Stevenson
  • 14Roberts
  • 21McCollinSubstituted forGermanat 62'minutes
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 27mins

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 13Thomas
  • 15East
  • 16Richards
  • 23German
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,671

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Booking

    Danny East (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Danny East (Aldershot Town).

  11. Post update

    Theo Bailey-Jones (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

  14. Post update

    Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Chris Holroyd.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Danny East (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Damon Lathrope replaces Tristan Plummer.