John Askey’s side take on Hartlepool United at the Moss Rose tonight, and we will bring you all the action here on SLE.
Tonight’s team news
The teams are warming up.
The teams are out as the rain sweeps down on the Moss Rose.
The formalities are over and Hartlepool have kicked off!
1 min Keith Lowe looks like he is back on top form as he slides in to dispossess Cassidy
3 mins The visitors are looking strong but Macc are starting to take control of the early exchanges
8 mins Amond tests Jalal with a dangerous low cross but the Macc ‘keeper confidently gathers.
10 mins Amond breaks through the Macc defence but his lay off to Munns is just too far in front of him as Macc clear.
14 mins Fairly even at the minute – really can’t see it finishing 0 – 0
15 mins Hawkins fires a low drive straight at Jalal.
16 mins Munns sends a low 30 yard attempt just wide of Jalal’s right hand post.
17 mins Cassidy hits a poor shot straight at Jalal after good work down the left. Visitors pressing.
19 mins Macc need to weather the storm as Hartlepool playing some really good stuff.
20 mins Durrell’s far post cross is tamely headed straight at Loach by Lloyd.
22 mins Few misplaced passes have elicited some fans wrath as Whitaker smashes 30 yard drive well over.
26 mins Whitaker tees up Baba 25 yards out but his low drive goes just wide.
28 mins Durrell breaks free down the left before his pinpoint cross his glanced agonisingly wide by Lloyd’s close range header.
30 mins Durrell is upended on the edge of the box and his cross at the second attempt was latched on to by Whitaker whose low shot was well saved to Loach’s right.
32 mins End to end at the minute. Entertaining game.
34 mins Marsh goes in the book due to a late tackle on Donnelly.
38 mins GOOOOOOOOAL Danny Whitaker’s glancing header gives Loach no chance after a fine Durrell cross
42 mins Donaldson curls a shot well over Jalal’s upright.
Two mins to be added on
Half Time: Macc 1 v 0 Hartlepool United
Second half has kicked off
49 mins Laing misses a routine clearance yet Marsh hits his half volley straight at Loach.
51 mins Durrell sends a low cross over the six yard line which evades everyone until Lloyd fires over outside the far post.
54 mins Newton sends a wild attempt in to Wetherspoons car park for the visitors.
58 mins GOAL Hartlepool are level after a wicked free kick was headed home by Cassidy.
59 mins We are in trouble as Munns blasts wide from six yards with only Jalal to beat.
George Pilkington replaced by Kieran Kennedy. Surely Pilks must have taken a knock?
62 mins Baba hits a screamer just over Loach’s bar. This is the excitement we have missed over the summer – it won’t end one all trust me.
67 mins Laing is the hero as he stops a certain goal after Whitaker’s teasing cross looked set to be buried by Durrell with the keeper nowhere.
72 mins Awesome run by Durrell but he could only send his 30 yard attempt over the bar.
Scott Wilson is on for Scott Burgess
77 mins End to end pressure – unbelievable Jeff!!!!
78 mins Wilson clean through but last gasp tackle by Laing denies him. Hartlepool break and have a corner on right hand side.
78 mins Cleared by Macc and we go again
79 mins Durrell smashes a ball across the face of goal which Magnay puts behind to stop Wilson scoring yet Ref gives goal kick – joke decision.
Durrell is down, doesn’t look good as the stretcher is called.
Really doesn’t look good for Durrell this as he is carried off and replaced by Kobi Arthur.
84 mins Lowe desperately clears a left flank cross to keep the visitors at bay.
89 mins There is still a winner in this for either side
SIX mins added as Macc start to dominate!!
90 mins Frantic end but no clear chances.
FULL TIME MACC 1 – 1 HARTLEPOOL UNITED