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Salford City were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.

Today’s result means that The Ammies remain 12th in the league, five points off a play-off place.

The first-half left nothing to be excited about, with neither team recording a single shot on target.

It took almost 15 minutes before the first shot of the game, with Macclesfield left wing-back, David Fitzpatrick rocketing a shot over the bar.

The Ammies looked the most threatening however, Oscar Threlkeld frequently causing problems down the right flank.

Macclesfield started the second-half the strongest, Jak McCourt with a low shot just before the hour mark that forced Salford goalkeeper Chris Neal to make a darting save to his left.

The Silkmen were looking for their first win in five games, and Salford were hoping to bounce back from their Tuesday night thrashing away to Burton Albion in the FA Cup.

Substitute Danny Lloyd was arguably Salford’s best player in the second half, the number 10 whipped a dangerous cross into the box with ten minutes to go which met the head of Lois Maynard who’s glancing header struck the post.

A minute later Lloyd was at the forefront of Salford’s attack again, with a powerful shot just outside the 18-yard box that was aiming for the top-right of the net which forced Owen Evans to push it out for a Salford corner.

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With Salford picking up momentum towards the end of the game, a penalty appeal was made in the 84th minute as Danny Lloyd’s shot from inside the box was blocked from Silkmen centre-back, Nathan Cameron, with Salford shouting for handball.

Four minutes of extra-time still was not enough for either team to find the net.

The Ammies will be looking to their match against Wolves U21’s in the Leasing.com Trophy a week on Tuesday, in the hope they can progress in the only domestic cup they are still competing in.

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