It was a bittersweet Bank Holiday Monday for Manager Sol Campbell - who was pleased with his side’s performance in their draw against Newport County, but couldn’t help thinking it was two points dropped.
Chances went abegging throughout the match with the majority of them falling for Macc, however neither side could break the deadlock and were forced to share the spoils.
The Silkmen were therefore left to rue missed chances, but the Manager was able to take plenty of positives with a clean sheet and ultimately, a very precious point.
“It was fantastic for us; we created a lot of chances,” reflected Sol. “We played some good football, found the spaces and we defended really well.
“It was pleasing to see the lad's stamina, especially in this heat - we showed great character and I can’t fault that. We had the lion’s share – they had a couple of chances here and there but nowhere near our chances.
“Sometimes you just don’t get the rub of the green. The main thing is we didn’t lose; we got a good point and the other results went our way. But with more composure in front of goal it could have been even happier.”
“The icing on the cake would have been scoring,” admitted Sol. “We had some really good opportunities and we’ve let ourselves down, as we should really have won the game.
“It’s disappointing, but that’s football, and we’ve just got to go again. If they had our chances, then they probably would have won it.”
Now it’s on to the final two matches, with the Silkmen two points above the drop going into the penultimate round of fixtures.
“I’m not going to put too much pressure on the lads; we need to take it game by game,” the Manager said assertively. “In every match, we have to fight tooth and nail.
“The fans are the life and soul of the club, they are all part of the whole story and we’ve all got to work together no matter what is happening around the club, as we all want to stay up.”
By Matt Bates