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Crawley Town 1-1 Macclesfield Town

A late goal from Lewis Young denied Macclesfield a vital win in their battle against League Two relegation as Sol Campbell's side drew 1-1 at Crawley.

Harry Smith opened the scoring shortly before the break to put the visitors ahead, but Young's goal gave the Reds their first home league draw for four months.

Crawley midfielder Matty Willock, starting his first game on loan from Manchester United, had a goal-bound shot saved in the first minute before Reece Cole went close at the other end.

Smith knocked back a cross for Cole who fired against the post from close range.

Willock had another shot blocked before goalkeeper Glenn Morris came to Crawley's rescue by parrying a shot from Smith.

Top-scorer Ollie Palmer headed a good chance over for Crawley, but it was the Silkmen who broke the deadlock four minutes before the interval when Smith headed in a Koby Arthur cross at the far post.

Macclesfield, who have now scored in each of their past 11 games, had a lucky escape shortly after the break when Palmer headed over from a good position.

The hosts enjoyed the greater possession and were rewarded six minutes from time when wing-back Young equalised with a deflected angled shot from the edge of the area.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Morris
  • 14Francomb
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 86mins
  • 17Dallison-LisbonBooked at 65mins
  • 2Young
  • 19WillockBooked at 54minsSubstituted forCamaraat 72'minutes
  • 21Bulman
  • 4PayneSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 61'minutes
  • 18SesayBooked at 57mins
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 77'minutes
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Maguire
  • 28Camara
  • 33N'Gala

Macclesfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1O'Hara
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 33JulesSubstituted forDemetriouat 27'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 22ArthurSubstituted forDurrellat 78'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 45mins
  • 18Maycock
  • 30Cole
  • 10Smith
  • 9WilsonBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 11Lloyd
  • 28Idem
  • 32Demetriou
  • 37Biabi
  • 38Ntambwe
  • 39Martis
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,190

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Macclesfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Stelios Demetriou (Macclesfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Booking

    Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

  12. Post update

    Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Macclesfield Town 1. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

  15. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Stelios Demetriou (Macclesfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City331811459332665
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Colchester341591054371754
6Forest Green341412850331754
7Exeter33159945331254
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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