Lies in tatters
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.