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James Pearson Disappointed With Morecambe Draw

8 April 2019

James Pearson was disappointed that Macclesfield didn’t capitalise on their second-half chances after Saturday’s one-all draw with Morecambe.

The Silkmen initially fell behind when Zac Mills poked home from a corner, but Sol Campbell’s side rallied after a sluggish start and drew themselves level through Elliott Durrell.

Despite controlling large periods of the second-half, Macclesfield were unable to convert their dominance into three points and Pearson admitted that the boys felt they deserved more from the match.

“We’re a bit disappointed really. It was a game where we felt as though we could have won. We had a lot of chances in the second-half.

“First half we weren’t good enough so when we went into the dressing room at one-all at half-time, it was about going again but it didn’t quite fall for us today.

“But you know, we’ve got a big game on Tuesday night now which is our game in hand so we look forward to that and hopefully we can pick up the three points against Exeter.”

It was an uncharacteristically slow start from the Silkmen, with the visitors creating a number of chances in the opening exchanges.

However, Macclesfield started to move through the gears as the game progressed and Pearson couldn’t explain as to why the team initially struggled before Morecambe’s opener.

“I don’t really know the reason for that, I couldn’t tell you. But we’ve got enough in our squad to get ourselves out of sticky situations and I think we did that.

“But like I said, we’re disappointed that we didn’t push on and we didn’t go on to get the three points.

“We’re still unbeaten in the last four games, we’ve got to take the positives out of that and like I said we’ve got a big game on Tuesday night so we’re all focused on that now.”

Tuesday nights visit of Exeter City now looms and Campbell’s team know what is at stake, with the opportunity to move out of the relegation zone should they win the fixture in hand.

After the excellent Lincoln draw the weekend before, Scott Wilson stressed the significance of securing wins at home, and Pearson echoed that sentiment as the Silkmen prepare for a season-defining match.

“We all know the importance of it. It’s near the end of the season now and it is a really important game for us if we want to stay up.

“So we look forward to it, there’s no point in us denying how big the game is but we look forward to it and hopefully we can pick up the three points.”

The Silkmen faithful were in excellent voice once again on Saturday, and Pearson stressed how much the team needs all the support they can get for the remainder of the season.

“They were great. We need them, home and away – the next six games are massive. So the more that come to the Moss Rose and to away games, they’re going to help us push on and try to stay in this league.”

By Jaquob Crooke

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