Silkmen midfielder Callum Maycock claimed that there are plenty of reasons to be upbeat, despite the disappointment suffered at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night.
Mark Yates’ side looked to be heading for their first league win of the season, after a David Fitzpatrick penalty had put the Silkmen 3-2 up with less than ten minutes remaining.
However with just seconds left on the clock, Newport striker Jamile Matt popped up to deny Macclesfield the three points and Callum couldn't couldn’t hide his disappointment.
“We’re obviously disappointed with the last minute goal.
“The lads grafted all through the game and it’s hard to take.
“We tried our best to stop it but it’s one of them things unfortunately.”
Macclesfield made an encouraging start to the game, with a header from Fiacre Kelleher and a penalty from the captain Fitzpatrick giving the Silkmen a 2-0 lead after just eleven minutes.
“I think we were excellent in the first 20 minutes” said the on-loan midfielder,
“We were straight after it, straight into them and working hard.
“We had a good work rate and obviously we got the two goals which was a positive.
“They managed to come back, but then we got back in front again. It’s just disappointing.”
Despite being unable to bring maximum points back to the Moss Rose, The Silkmen proved to be more than competent against a team who are deservedly at the top end of the table.
“It shows that we can come to these sorts of places and get a win, get a draw and get some points on the table.
“We’ve scored three goals away from home as well, which shows we are capable.
With Harry Kewell’s Notts County the visitors on Saturday, Macc will be hoping for a first win in front of the home faithful and Maycock believes the team have it in them to finally pick up a vital three points.
“I think we’ve just got to keep our heads up now and keep going.
“The last two games have shown how well we have been playing, now we’ve just got to keep turning up and keep playing.”
52 Silkmen fans made the 308-mile round-trip on Tuesday night and Callum was extremely grateful for their attendance.
“It’s great support from the fans travelling all the way down here.
“Thank you for coming and we hope to see you at more games.”