Lies in tat­ters

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im­me­di­ate im­pact, play­ing a part in a move that saw Audel fire wide from eight yards out when he should have done a lot bet­ter.

It didn’t mat­ter that much though as just mo­ments later Macc fi­nally grabbed an equaliser through Fairhurst.

The 25-year-old was quick­est to re­act af­ter Turn­bull flicked an ef­fort to­wards the back post, pulling clear of the de­fender and head­ing the ball past Laver­combe to make it 1-1.

That goal gave the away side re­newed be­lief, with the 220 trav­el­ling fans look­ing to will their team on for an­other.

As it stood, a sec­ond goal would have been enough to put the Silk­men in the top five, with For­est Green be­ing held by Dover.

That goal nearly came when Hol­royd was fouled on the edge of the box, but Turn­bull could only smash the free-kick over the bar.

Macc piled bod­ies for­ward in the closing stages and Fairhust nearly got that all-im­por­tant sec­ond goal of the af­ter­noon late on, but he sliced a chance well wide.

That proved to be the last ac­tion of the match, with ref­eree Robert Whit­ton call­ing time on the game to end Macclesfield’s play-off dream.

It means that Askey’s side fin­ish the Con­fer­ence cam­paign in sixth place on 78 points, hav­ing won 21, drawn 15 and lost 10 of their 46 matches this sea­son.

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