National League
TorquayTorquay United1MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town1

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

  4. Post update

    Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bowman (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Scott Barrow (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

  13. Post update

    Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Richards replaces James McQuilkin.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

  18. Post update

    Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. John Campbell replaces Louis Briscoe.