December 18, 2012
Baker miss ensures replay
Blue Square Bet Premier sides Barrow and Macclesfield will replay to decide who makes the third round of the FA Cup after Richie Baker missed a fine late chance to win it for the hosts.
On-loan Fleetwood man Kieran Charnock put the Silkmen ahead after 19 minutes but former Bury midfielder Baker levelled matters for the hosts 10 minutes later.
Both sides knew a money-spinning tie with Championship leaders Cardiff awaited the winners but Baker missed the best chance to decide it when he fired over with 15 minutes left.
Macclesfield went ahead when Charnock followed up Chris Holroyd's 20-yard free-kick and stabbed home after the returning Danny Hurst failed to gather.
Barrow nearly struck back, with lone striker Adam Boyes smashing a superb effort against Lance Cronin's post and away to safety after 26 minutes.
Barrow levelled three minutes later when Baker grabbed his ninth of the season as Cronin could only palm his curled 25-yard free-kick into the net.
Ex-Everton man John Paul Kissock struck Barrow's crossbar with 20 minutes to go, connecting on the volley from eight yards after Cronin fumbled.
Baker should have put the Bluebirds ahead but somehow steered Sean McConville's centre over the bar from five yards.
|1 Danny Hurst||1 Lance Cronin|
|4 Sean Hessey||5 Nat Brown|
|3 Gavin Skelton||6 Kieran Charnock|
|2 Matthew Flynn||22 Craig Braham-Barrett|
|5 Mike Pearson||2 Ryan Jackson|
|8 Richie Baker||19 John Kissock|
|6 James Owen||8 Kieran Murtagh|
|14 Alex-Ray Harvey||17 Samuel Wedgbury|
|7 Paul Rutherford||7 Jack Mackreth|
|9 Adam Boyes||32 Chris Holroyd|
|22 Sean McConville||9 Matthew Barnes-Homer|
|21 S Pearson||Pablo Mills 34|
|16 Thomas Anderson||Carl Martin 31|
|11 Danny Rowe||Tony Diagne 14|
|15 Gary Hunter||Charlie Henry 18|
|23 Louis Almond||Peter Winn 11|
|12 Joseph Jackson||Amari Morgan-Smith 10|
|Waide Fairhurst 20|
|Danny Rowe for Sean McConville (87)||Pablo Mills for Jack Mackreth (73)|
|Amari Morgan-Smith for Matthew Barnes-Homer (82)|
|Peter Winn for John Kissock (88)|
|Sean McConville (56)||Kieran Murtagh (33)|
|Danny Hurst (70)|
|Matthew Flynn (76)|
|· Squads: Barrow | Macclesfield Town|