WARRINGTON Rylands snatched a point from their trip to Macclesfield at the death – a point manager Michael Clegg insists his side were fully deserving of.

Dean Furman struck a dramatic equaliser nine minutes into injury time to seal a 1-1 draw against the pre-season promotion favourites, who had taken the lead through Hayden Campbell’s first-half effort.

The Silkmen also saw Tom Thorpe sent off in the aftermath of Furman’s equaliser as Blues made it four points from a possible six over the Bank Holiday weekend.

It means Clegg’s men sit fifth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division table having accrued 11 points from their opening six matches.

“We didn’t deserve to lose the game,” Clegg said post-match.

“We didn’t deserve to be a goal down and they should have been down to 10 men before half time – it’s not often you see a player brought off after 42 minutes because you know what’s coming.

“They got away with it and we got opened up by a bit of good play which you expect from them, but I think that was only their second shot.

“As the game wore on, they were wanting the final whistle but we played until the end and got exactly what we deserved.

“A lot of our chances were from set pieces – from open play I think we could have been a little bit better, but we did cause them problems.

“We definitely didn’t deserve to be losing the game as it was two very evenly-matched teams, and they’re going to be right up there come the end of the season.

“Six games in, we’ve applied ourselves really well and our bench has made a huge impact.

“We’re happy with where we are and it’s been a good Bank Holiday weekend.”

Rylands now take a break from league action as focus switches to the FA Cup and a home game against Stockton Town in the first qualifying round on Saturday.

Warrington Rylands: Pilling, Smith, Swaby-Neavin, Neild, Butler, Furman, Hardcastle (Baillie), Hough, Bakkor (Maieco), Touray, Uche (Sidibeh). Subs not used: Regan, Hurst