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Macclesfield Town 0-0 Port Vale

Sol Campbell's Macclesfield extended their unbeaten home run to three matches with a goalless draw against Port Vale, but remained bottom of League Two.

The hosts were the better side before the break and Vale dominated thereafter, but neither side was able to provide the key moment to take all three points.

The Silkmen have picked up four points in three league games since Campbell took charge and edged to within three points of safety after keeping a third straight clean sheet at Moss Rose.

Vale were thankful for an impressive first-half double save by goalkeeper Scott Brown who parried Ben Stephens' shot and then recovered to block Tyrone Marsh's follow-up.

The visitors had produced even fewer opportunities, save for a rising drive from Antony Kay and Tom Pope's scuffed shot on the turn.

Local rivalry - and rising tempers - finally surfaced as the game opened up after the break, with the Valiants getting the upper hand.

Leon Legge had a header hacked off the line, Cristian Montano's effort cleared the crossbar, and Scott Quigley's goalbound drive was deflected behind by Nathan Cameron, but Macclesfield held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Macclesfield

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1O'Hara
  • 19PearsonBooked at 68mins
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 8Marsh
  • 24Rose
  • 11Lloyd
  • 15StephensBooked at 44mins
  • 10Smith
  • 26PonticelliSubstituted forWilsonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 6Grimes
  • 9Wilson
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 18Maycock
  • 20Vincenti
  • 22Arthur

Port Vale

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 21Vassell
  • 6Kay
  • 3MontañoSubstituted forWhitfieldat 76'minutes
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 22ConlonSubstituted forQuigleyat 66'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 11Hannant
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Gibbons
  • 4Joyce
  • 12Hornby
  • 14Quigley
  • 19Dodds
  • 24Whitfield
  • 25Hardcastle
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,951

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Port Vale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 0, Port Vale 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

  4. Post update

    James Pearson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Quigley (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

  9. Post update

    Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrone Marsh (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

  15. Post update

    Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Cristian Montaño.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Jordan Ponticelli.

  20. Booking

    Scott Quigley (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City22145341202147
2MK Dons22127332141843
3Colchester23125635231241
4Bury23116644261839
5Mansfield21911132151738
6Exeter2310763325837
7Forest Green2299431211036
8Newport2210573437-335
9Tranmere239773430434
10Carlisle23103103229333
11Oldham238873426832
12Stevenage239592830-232
13Swindon238782631-531
14Northampton2361072830-228
15Port Vale237792427-328
16Grimsby2384112630-428
17Crawley2282122936-726
18Crewe2374122128-725
19Morecambe2374122537-1225
20Yeovil215882525023
21Cheltenham2257102233-1122
22Cambridge2355131938-1920
23Notts County2347122549-2419
24Macclesfield2345141838-2017
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