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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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

Foul by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town).

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

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

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Kristian Dennis.

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

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

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

Substitution

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

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

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

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

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town).

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

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

Ritchie Branagan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town).

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Sutherland tries a through ball, but Chris Sutherland is caught offside.

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Josh MacDonald.

Foul by Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town).

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Sutherland replaces Chris Holroyd.

Attempt missed. Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Paul Turnbull.

Foul by Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town).

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

goal

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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