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FC Halifax Town 1-1 Macclesfield Town

Halifax Town were relegated from the National League after failing to beat Macclesfield at The Shay.

The FA Trophy finalists came very close to securing their status in the fifth tier deep into injury time when Waide Fairhurst's header hit the post.

Scott McManus fired Halifax in front before the break but Danny Rowe equalised with a deflected shot from inside the box.

The Shaymen dropped into the bottom four after Guiseley beat Torquay 4-3.

Line-ups

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Johnson
  • 16Hibbs
  • 2Bolton
  • 4James
  • 3McManus
  • 15Roberts
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forFairhurstat 65'minutes
  • 35Wroe
  • 12PeniketBooked at 35minsSubstituted forHattersleyat 82'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 40McDonaldSubstituted forHughesat 45+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 7Hattersley
  • 11Walker
  • 19Fairhurst
  • 24Hughes

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Branagan
  • 2HallsBooked at 57mins
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forCowanat 54'minutes
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 3McCombe
  • 4Byrne
  • 11Rowe
  • 14DennisSubstituted forDiagneat 88'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 10Sampson
  • 9HolroydSubstituted forSutherlandat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan
  • 13Jalal
  • 15Diagne
  • 25Styche
  • 26Sutherland
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
2,943

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Waide Fairhurst (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a header from outside the box.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

  7. Post update

    Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Kristian Dennis.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Hattersley replaces Richard Peniket.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Wroe.

  16. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

  20. Post update

    Ritchie Branagan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham4630115873057101
2Forest Green462611969422789
3Braintree4623121156381881
4Grimsby4622141082453780
5Dover4623111275532280
6Tranmere4622121261441778
7Eastleigh4621121364531175
8Wrexham462091771561569
9Gateshead461910175970-1167
10Macclesfield461991860481266
11Barrow461714156471-765
12Woking461710197168361
13Lincoln City461613176968161
14Bromley46179206772-560
15Aldershot46168225472-1856
16Southport461413195265-1355
17Chester461412206771-454
18Torquay461312215476-2251
19Boreham Wood461214204449-550
20Guiseley461116194770-2349
21Halifax461212225582-2748
22Altrincham461014224873-2544
23Kidderminster46913244971-2240
24Welling46811273573-3835
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