MAIDENHEAD United picked up another point in the National League after a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town on Saturday.

United left it late to secure their third consecutive draw as Jake Hyde nodded home with barely two minutes to play, cancelling out a wonder goal from Ryan Lloyd.

The match failed to warm the 1,165 spectators who gathered at York Road to witness the first-ever meeting between the two clubs, but both goals were down to individual pieces of quality and alertness.

Maidenhead suffered a blow before the half-time interval when England C international Sam Barratt was withdrawn with a hamstring injury.

The first half finished with little indication as to the moment of outrageous inspiration which would occur 10 minutes into the second period.

Long received a square pass just inside his own half and, with United backing off in anticipation of a counter-attack, he looked up and lofted the ball forward.

The Macclesfield midfielder had noticed Carl Pentney off his line and was fully rewarded for his audacity as the keeper could only look up and watch the ball float into his net for a memorable goal.

The goal looked as if it would decide a rather lacklustre encounter but it was with two minutes left that substitute Hyde earned Maidenhead a draw.

Macclesfield were punished for a foul and Harry Pritchard sent a wicked delivery towards the Bell Street goal.

The visitors were unable to clear and the ball evaded a dozen or more men before bouncing in front of Hyde on the edge of the six-yard box. The United forward got in front of the under-worked Shwan Jalal to stoop and head home.

The point means Maidenhead have dropped two places to 14th position in the league table ahead of a trip to second-placed Wrexham this Saturday (3pm).

United have been drawn away to National League rivals Woking in the FA Trophy first round proper on December 16.