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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Colchester United

Theo Robinson struck a first-half equaliser for Colchester as Macclesfield were held to a 1-1 draw at Moss Rose.

Paddy Osadebe put the Silkmen ahead in the 13th minute after Theo Archibald's pass found him on the edge of the box.

Former Tottenham youngster Osadebe turned his man to make space and slot his third goal of the campaign into the bottom corner.

But Robinson denied them a much-needed win in first-half stoppage time, turning home Tom Eastman's cross from the right.

Macclesfield had dominated the first half, with Arthur Gnahoua's glancing header bringing a fine save from Dean Gerken.

The Colchester keeper also denied Archibald after the Scottish winger broke from a corner.

A more even second half produced few openings, though Owen Evans had to react sharply to push away a goalbound curler from Robinson and referee Chris Pollard denied home captain Fiacre Kelleher a 94th-minute winner for a foul in a goalmouth scramble.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 11Archibald
  • 8Harris
  • 14Kirby
  • 16O'KeeffeBooked at 81minsSubstituted forHorsfallat 86'minutes
  • 20Osadebe
  • 19GomisSubstituted forIronsideat 68'minutes
  • 7GnahouaSubstituted forNtambweat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 9Ironside
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 15Horsfall
  • 22Ntambwe

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 12Sarpong-WireduSubstituted forSeniorat 45'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 5Prosser
  • 3Bramall
  • 11Cowan-HallSubstituted forStevensonat 74'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 14Comley
  • 45NoubleBooked at 44minsSubstituted forNorrisat 77'minutes
  • 13Robinson

Substitutes

  • 7Senior
  • 9Norris
  • 10Brown
  • 24Stevenson
  • 26Gambin
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
1,532

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Dean Gerken (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Brandon Comley.

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Fraser Horsfall replaces Corey O'Keeffe.

Attempt missed. Cohen Bramall (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Vassell (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Stevenson.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Frank Nouble.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Theo Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ben Stevenson replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Joe Ironside replaces Virgil Gomis.

Omar Sowunmi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Virgil Gomis (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Sowunmi (Colchester United).

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

Paris Cowan-Hall (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town).

Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).

Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Brice Ntambwe replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt saved. Cohen Bramall (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter116411610622
2Crewe117131813522
3Cheltenham1163220101021
4Forest Green11632115621
5Swindon116231813520
6Newport11551116520
7Grimsby115331913618
8Bradford115331510518
9Colchester11443129316
10Crawley114431816216
11Cambridge114341411315
12Plymouth114341513215
13Northampton114341412215
14Walsall11434811-315
15Port Vale113531417-314
16Carlisle114251318-514
17Macclesfield113441112-113
18Salford112541220-811
19Mansfield112451216-410
20Oldham112451216-410
21Leyton Orient112451521-610
22Morecambe111461121-107
23Scunthorpe111371119-86
24Stevenage11056715-85
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