The Silkmen face Wrexham on Tuesday night at the Moss Rose, and we spoke to Steve King ahead of the game.
Now you've had the time for the dust to settle on the opening day defeat, what are your thoughts on the game?
"The same as they were at the time really, I thought we dominated large portions of the game, played the better football and were unlucky to come away with nothing. We've held our hands up that we have made a couple of mistakes for their goals. The second was a great hit, but if we don't give the ball away where we did, he doesn't get that chance.
"We gave the ball away both times and need to learn from that. I was pleased with the way we passed it, but we need more cutting edge up top.
"But there's no need for anyone to panic or worry yet. We've got 45 games left to play. We went to a tough place for the first game and gave a good account of ourselves. At 1-1 I thought we would go on and get something, but then we made that mistake."
So on to Wrexham, I believe you went to see them on Saturday?
"Yes, one of the benefits of playing on a Friday is being able to go and watch the opposition. They are a very strong side and really dominated the game against Woking. There was one short spell when it looked like Woking might be able to get something, but Wrexham showed character and found the reserves to see it out.
"They are a good side with some very good players, and it's another tough game for us to open the season with. But it's no surprise they are a decent side. They got 98 points last season and in any other season in any other division that wins you the League. They will certainly be up there come the end of the season.
"So we're pitting ourselves against another of the top sides in the division, but we'll be playing our game to go out and try and win the match."
Is it good to play harder sides early on to get a feel for the division?
"That would suggest that there are 'easier' sides, and that's not really the case. Some sides might have more quality, but it's eleven v eleven and the wekaer sides on paper can still work and battle and cause you problems. If you go into a game thinking it might be easier, you will come unstuck. We saw on Friday that one or two mistakes can really hurt you, and that's the case against any side in the division. "
Before the Friday game you signed up Brown and Martin. Good additions?
"They are both good players. Brown was involved in two promotion campaigns last season starting out at Fleetwood and finishing the season at York, and Carl Martin played more than 30 times for Crewe who were promoted into League One. Earlier in the week we'd lost two players for fees and I felt we needed a bit more competition at the back, which we've needed all through pre-season really, and in the middle, so brought them in to give us a bit more in those areas."