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Macclesfield 1-1 Notts County

New Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander was denied a dream start by a late goal from free-scoring Notts County midfielder Richard Butcher.

Gareth Evans picked out the unmarked Izak Reid at the far post and he drilled home a neat 10-yard half-volley to put the Cheshire ahead.

Keeper John Brain then kept Macc's lead intact with a block to deny Paul Mayo.

But he was left wrong-footed in the 72nd minute when Butcher scored with a lucky looping volley from 20 yards.


Macclesfield: Brain, Brisley, Dimech, Cresswell, Izak Reid, Tolley, Jennings, Ashton, Green, Symes, Evans (Onibuje 83).
Subs Not Used: Blackman, Edghill, Levi Reid, Millar.

Booked: Cresswell, Dimech.

Goals: Izak Reid 22.

Notts County: Hoult, Tann, Edwards, Hunt (Lee 64), Mayo, Gibb (MacKenzie 64), Butcher, Smith, Weston (Johnson 42), Crow, Jarvis.
Subs Not Used: Silk, Weir-Daley.

Goals: Butcher 72.

Att: 2,193

Ref: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire).


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