After helping the Silkmen secure a bonus point victory against Blackpool on his full competitive debut for the club, midfielder Peter Vincenti spoke positively about the team’s performance in the Checkatrade trophy and believed that the team can be confident going into Saturday’s domestic affair against Stevenage.
Despite another match being decided by penalties and the hosts taking yet another League One side to spot-kicks, The Silkmen prevailed to protect their unbeaten record and it make it nine in a row from the spot.
The game also saw the long-awaited full debut of Vincenti who joined Macc from Coventry City in the summer and the former Sky Blue was fairly satisfied with his first Moss Rose appearance.
“I was happy with it. It’s been quite a while, about five or six months now.” he said after the game.
“I enjoyed it although I was just a little bit disappointed that we didn’t see it out to win it in normal time”.
The Tuesday encounter saw manager Mark Yates make six changes to the side that started at Gresty Road on Saturday and the players certainly rewarded him with a much better performance.
Vincenti believes it was the perfect response -
“We were disappointed with Saturday, the basics that we expect weren’t there, but they were tonight.
“Obviously, we were disappointed we conceded two goals right at the end, but I think the performance was far better than Saturday - we competed better and we can hold our heads up tonight”.
Despite The Silkmen missing out on the opportunity to secure their first victory in normal time of the season, the display shown by Yates’s players was enough to give the team belief that they can travel to Stevenage on Saturday and pick up a positive result.
“I think the performance will lift the spirits tonight. We really should have won the game in normal time, it shouldn’t have gone to penalties - two goals up going into the final stages we should have seen it out really.
“The boys are disappointed tonight, but we have to look at the performance as a whole and it was far better than Saturday.
“We created chances, looked dangerous and everyone put a shift in, so if we can improve on some areas and step up again on Saturday then there is no reason why we can’t get a result at Stevenage”.
By Joshua Kerr