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Torquay United 1-1 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield missed out on a place in the Conference play-offs after being held to a draw at Torquay.

Forest Green's goalless draw at home to Dover meant the Silkmen needed all three points to move into the top five.

However, they were behind at half-time following Louis Briscoe's 20-yard strike, his 10th goal of the season.

Waide Fairhurst's 71st-minute header ensured an exciting climax, but it was the Gulls who almost snatched victory when John Campbell hit the post.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 31Lavercombe
  • 29Dawson
  • 5Pearce
  • 22McQuilkinSubstituted forRichardsat 82'minutes
  • 25Ives
  • 4Downes
  • 10Ajala
  • 6Harding
  • 20Daniel
  • 14YeomanSubstituted forBowmanat 73'minutes
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forCampbellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Young
  • 9Bowman
  • 16Richards
  • 26Gueguen
  • 32Campbell

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Halls
  • 28Grant
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Barrow
  • 4Audel
  • 11Moke
  • 23Whitaker
  • 34RoweSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 61'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 10Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 12Cowan
  • 15Haining
  • 20Branagan
  • 29Barnes-Homer
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
2,260

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away13
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

John Campbell (Torquay United) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Halls with a cross.

Attempt missed. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Toby Ajala.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Torquay United).

Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Richards replaces James McQuilkin.

Attempt blocked. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. John Campbell replaces Louis Briscoe.

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

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Torquay United).

Thierry Audel (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ryan Bowman replaces Ashley Yeoman.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst tries a through ball, but Waide Fairhurst is caught offside.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Attempt missed. Thierry Audel (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Macclesfield Town).

Ben Harding (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Danny M. Rowe.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Adriano Moke (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Kadell Daniel (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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