Joe Ironside kept his cool to rescue a point for Macclesfield as his 90th-minute penalty saw them draw 1-1 with 10-man Oldham.
Jonny Smith looked to have hit Latics’ winner five minutes from time but after David Wheater’s handball on the goal-line, Ironside converted to earn a share of the spoils.
Poor finishing had seen the struggling sides seem set for a 0-0 draw with chances few and far between.
There had been one huge wasted opportunity for each team with Macclesfield’s Arthur Gnahoua blowing a glorious first-half chance when he was unmarked 12 yards out, a terrible first touch allowing keeper Gary Woods to charge out and block.
Oldham’s shocking miss came 10 minutes into the second half and fell to right-back Tom Hamer.
The hosts failed to clear a corner and the loose ball came to Hamer’s feet six yards out but he somehow blazed over the bar.
With five minutes to play, Smith scored the opener, drilling in a low shot that beat Reice Charles-Cook at his near post.
But, once Wheater had seen a red card for his handball, Ironside slotted in to ensure a draw.