Caretaker manager Danny Whitaker commended his sides attacking determination to pick up a first away win of the season at Northampton Town on Saturday.
Theo Archibald’s last-gasp volley was enough to take all three points, but the stand-in manager admitted his side struggled to keep the ball away from The Cobblers during the opening stages of the first half.
“We started a bit scrappy. We weren’t really on our passing game and we didn’t keep the ball as much as we’d like. We were sloppy in the final third, but its always going to be difficult when the pitch is as dry as a bone and doesn’t suit fast passing play.
“The lads stuck at it though and we went in at half time one-nil up. It could’ve been two when McCourt hit the post but overall, I couldn’t ask anymore from them.”
However, Macc looked more convincing in front of goal with the Silkmen testing goalkeeper David Cornell throughout the match. Danny praised his frontmen and said that the attacking freedom was all part of a plan.
“We gave the lads freedom to go and attack because we’ve got lots of legs in the team so they can get up and they can get back. We used it so we could be a bit more aggressive going forward.”
“It was a brilliant finish and I’m so pleased for Ben personally. He works really hard on his finishing and sometimes he’s a bit unlucky on the pitch, but today it was a fantastic move and he slotted it away well.”
“Theo has got that sort of stuff in his locker. We saw it the other week against Leyton Orient where he put it in the top corner, but today's goal was a little different.”
“We’ve got a handful of players who are capable of that and I think going forward now, we’re always going to be a threat.”