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Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.
Ross Draper is booked. Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Jones. Steven Schumacher takes the direct free kick.
Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Goal scored by Lenell John-Lewis from close range low into the middle of the goal. Bury 2-2 Macclesfield.Assist by Kyle Bennett.
Paul Bolland goes off and Ross Draper comes on.
Mike Jones takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.
A goal is scored by Ryan Lowe from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Bury 1-2 Macclesfield.Assist on the goal came from Nicholas Ajose.
Corner taken by Mike Jones, save by Jose Veiga.
Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
(Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Andy Haworth.
Hamza Bencherif sends in a cross.
Kyle Bennett comes on in place of Phil Picken.
Dan Gray finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-2 Macclesfield.Corner from the right by-line taken by Lewis Chalmers,
Effort on goal by Andy Haworth from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Effort on goal by Colin Daniel from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Chalmers, save by Owain Fon Williams.
Effort on goal by Nicholas Ajose from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save.
Richard Butcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Corner taken by Mike Jones, Gavin Gunning takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by Damien Mozika. Direct free kick taken by Dan Gray.
Effort from inside the area by Ryan Lowe misses to the left of the target.
Mike Jones delivers the ball.
Foul by Paul Bolland on Ryan Lowe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Lowe.
Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
Unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Paul Bolland results in a free kick. Mike Jones delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Lewis Chalmers.
Lewis Chalmers takes a inswinging corner.
Corner from right by-line taken by Mike Jones.
Effort on goal by Paul Bolland from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Corner taken by Lewis Chalmers from the left by-line, Steven Schumacher makes a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Mike Jones misses to the left of the goal.
Efetobore Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Chalmers. Strike comes in from Nathaniel Brown from the free kick.
Hamza Bencherif concedes a free kick for a foul on Efetobore Sodje. Free kick taken by Efetobore Sodje.
Paul Morgan takes a shot.
Nicholas Ajose delivers the ball.
Goal scored by Richard Butcher from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-1 Macclesfield.The assist for the goal came from Dan Gray.
Lewis Chalmers takes a shot.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot.
Effort on goal by Damien Mozika from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Tyrone Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Efetobore Sodje. Ryan Lowe takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Brown on Ryan Lowe. Free kick taken by Mike Jones.
Steven Schumacher is ruled offside. Paul Morgan takes the free kick.
Nicholas Ajose takes a shot.
Dan Gray challenges Steven Schumacher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Mike Jones.
Inswinging corner taken by Mike Jones.
Corner taken by Lewis Chalmers, clearance by Joe Skarz.
Unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.
Ryan Lowe challenges Lewis Chalmers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewis Chalmers.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Brown on Ryan Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.
Effort from inside the area by Andy Haworth misses to the left of the goal.
The match gets underway.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The second half begins.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Double concern for Shakers as Macc come to town
Bury manager Alan Knill could be missing Tom Lees and David Worrall due to flu for the visit of Macclesfield.
The pair have been struggling with a virus over the festive period and Knill admits they are doubtful.
Knill is still undecided about whether to call on goalkeeper Cameron Belford following his recovery from a fractured cheekbone.
The loan of Lees from Leeds has been extended until the end of the season, giving the Shakers a major boost as they bid to secure promotion from npower League Two.
The Gigg Lane outfit lie third in the table, despite not playing since December 11, and Knill said: "The foundations are there now - we have put ourselves in a strong position."
Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson will again be without defenders Carl Tremarco and Shaun Brisley.
The pair remain sidelined with hip injuries but Ricky Sappleton and Richard Butcher were back in action at Oxford on Tuesday after injury.
However, strikers Emile Sinclair and Vinny Mukendi missed the 2-1 reverse at the Kassam Stadium through injury and are both doubtful to face the Shakers.
Simpson said: "I'd be surprised if Vinny is going to be fit. There's a chance Emile might be available but we probably won't know until the day."
Simpson, meanwhile, admits Sappleton is not ready to play 90 minutes yet as he works his way back to full fitness and is set to start with him on the bench again.
Shakers stun Silkmen in draw
Bury came back from the dead at Gigg Lane to claim a point with two goals in the final eight minutes in their 2-2 draw with Macclesfield.
The Silkmen's on-loan right back Dan Gray was having a dream debut. After 29 minutes his long throw saw an unmarked Richard Butcher head home.
He then seemed to have sealed the points for the Silkmen after 69 minutes when he was also left unmarked by a hapless Shakers defence.
But with just eight minutes left Ryan Lowe set up a grandstand finish when he drove powerfully into the top corner of Jose Veiga's net, and six minutes later substitute Lenell John-Lewis was on hand to finish off some concerted pressure from the Shakers.
The home side had had the better of a dire first half-hour, with leading scorer Ryan Lowe going close on a number of occasions and Nicky Ajose forcing a fine save from Veiga.
The Silkmen's opening goal had seen a change of momentum and it was Macclesfield who dominated, with Tyrone Barnett in particular having a number of chances to finish the Shakers off, before Lowe set up the absorbing finale.
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