The Seasiders were knocked out on penalties after drawing 2-2 in normal time
Here's how Pool's players rated:
Pretty much untested during the 90 minutes and little he could do about both of Macclesfields goals. Showed poor positioning and awareness for his own goal. Looks a little rash at times but is only young, so has time to learn. One of Pools better performers. Showed confidence bringing the ball out from the back and tested the keeper with a powerful effort. Produced a typical no-thrills display, keeping things solid at the back while remaining fairly reserved on the ball. Continued his impressive start to the campaign with some quality balls into the box, although his confidence levels dropped a little in the second half. Mr Versatile had no problem fitting in at left wing-back and took his goal well, heading home from Feeneys cross. Recycled possession well but at fault for Macclesfields second. Brought off towards the end with a worrying shoulder injury. Showed glimpses of quality on the ball and always looked likely to make something happen. But still failing to beat first man from set pieces. Produced another crowd-pleasing display but lacked a cutting edge in front of goal. That first goal should make all the difference. Had little joy against Macclesfields back three but otherwise enjoyed a solid debut, despite wasting one or two presentable chances. Won and scored Pools equaliser at the death but wasted some clear-cut chances to find the back of the net earlier on. For Hardie, 62
Continued his impressive form from the weekend with a bright cameo from the bench, posing plenty of questions in the final half an hour. For Spearing, 76
Went close with a first-time volley after being brought on to replace the injured Jay Spearing. Stuck away his penalty. For Turton, 86
Delivered a couple of late crosses in from the right but otherwise had little time to make an impact in his short time on the pitch.