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Macclesfield Town 2-2 Stevenage

Danny Whitaker snatched a point for Macclesfield Town with an equaliser deep into stoppage time against Stevenage.

A cagey opening saw defences dominate, with Macclesfield's reluctance to shoot at goal playing a big part in seeing the game remain goalless for so long.

Town winger Elliott Durrell finally broke the deadlock three minutes before the break, latching on to Michael Rose's through-ball and slotting the ball home.

But the relegation-battling hosts' joy lasted little more than a minute, with Stevenage hitting back from a set-piece.

Joel Byrom's free-kick into the box was dangerous but Sol Campbell will rue the marking that allowed Ben Nugent a free header.

And things got worse for Macc six minutes into the second half when Alex Revell knocked down a ball into the box, substitute Dan Newton turning his man and drilling low into the net.

From there, Stevenage were able to repel what little Macc offered by way of a response before Wilmslow-born Whitaker pounced in the third minute of added-on time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1O'Hara
  • 33Jules
  • 27Cameron
  • 5Kelleher
  • 19Pearson
  • 7Durrell
  • 24RoseBooked at 78minsSubstituted forWhitakerat 81'minutes
  • 30ColeSubstituted forWilsonat 59'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 10Smith
  • 15StephensBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 8Marsh
  • 9Wilson
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 17Evans
  • 23Whitaker
  • 28Idem
  • 35Mullings

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 31Nugent
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3Hunt
  • 4Timlin
  • 8Byrom
  • 12ChairSubstituted forHenryat 87'minutes
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forNewtonat 45'minutes
  • 24MakasiSubstituted forWilkinsonat 64'minutes
  • 9Revell

Substitutes

  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 19Newton
  • 23Gibson
  • 25Henry
  • 27Byrne
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
1,866

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 2, Stevenage 2.

Foul by Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town).

Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 2, Stevenage 2. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Cameron.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Attempt missed. Johnny Hunt (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ronnie Henry replaces Ilias Chair.

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town).

Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Ilias Chair.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny Whitaker replaces Michael Rose.

Attempt saved. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

Ilias Chair (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Johnny Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Alex Revell (Stevenage).

Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

Johnny Hunt (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Johnny Hunt.

Nathan Cameron (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Wilkinson replaces Moses Makasi.

Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Johnny Hunt.

Booking

Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Stephens (Macclesfield Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Wilson replaces Reece Cole.

Foul by Elliott Durrell (Macclesfield Town).

Ben Nugent (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Moses Makasi (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City392213469363379
2Bury382011771413071
3MK Dons392091064402469
4Mansfield391715756332366
5Tranmere3818101056421464
6Forest Green3916131057391861
7Exeter3817101151371461
8Carlisle39177155951858
9Colchester39169145748957
10Swindon381412124746154
11Stevenage39159154549-454
12Crewe39158164849-153
13Northampton391216114950-152
14Newport37157154656-1052
15Grimsby39147184048-849
16Oldham371212135448648
17Cheltenham39139174957-848
18Crawley39127204058-1843
19Morecambe39119194462-1842
20Cambridge38119183456-2242
21Port Vale391011183345-1241
22Yeovil3999213656-2036
23Macclesfield38810204064-2434
24Notts County39712203872-3433
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