Tick­ing over

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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”.

TORQUAY:

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.

MAC­CLES­FIELD:

David Tol­l­i­day

Kings­ley James was on tar­get for Mac­cles­field at Torquay

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