Young’s powerful drive was tipped over the bar by Macc stopper Scott Flinders.
That corner then resulted in Torquay’s equaliser. Sloppy marking meant that Sean McGinty was left at the back post with a free header as he leapt to give Torquay an avenue back into the game.
Surprisingly, the game had only one more notable chance despite there being over 40 minutes remaining.
It fell to The Silkmen as Hancox found himself free on the left-hand side of the box only to see his left footed strike skewed wide of the near post.
The draw means The Silkmen drop down to 9th but remain within touching distance of the playoffs. However, with at least two games in hand on the teams around them, they are only six points behind Dover Athletic who occupy the last play-off spot.
The next two games are vital for Macc as they chase the play-offs. Two home games against Barrow on Wednesday, who sit only three points ahead of Macc in 7th, and then struggling Braintree Town on Saturday.
Assistant manager Steve Watson said after the game: “I suppose away from home with a long trip like that, a point isn’t the end of the world, but when we’re trying to push on and look for a spot in the playoffs then you start nit picking a little bit.
“At the end of the day it could have been a lot worse so a point away from home keeps the unbeaten run going”.
Moore, Hodgkiss, Rowe-Turner, Sparkles, McGinty, Richards, Anderson, Young (Reid, 60’), Lathrope ( Verma, 71’), Williams (Keating, 88’), Fitzpatrick. Subs not used: Gallifuoco, Chaney.
Flinders; Halls, Byrne, Pilkington, Fitzpatrick; Hancox, Summerfield, James, Jennings, Whitaker; Holroyd. Subs not used: Ross, McCombe, Haworth, Perel, Bell.
Kingsley James was on target for Macclesfield at Torquay