Daryl McMahon’s tenure as Silkmen Head Coach began in defeat, despite a commanding performance against Morecambe.
Ritchie Sutton’s header was the only goal of the game and McMahon was left to rue his sides missed chances.
“I think it was a very good performance. I thought the team played really well, in particular the first half. We moved the ball well and created some good chances, we hit the cross bar twice.”
“We probably weren’t as clinical enough in the final third as we need to be when were on top, but I thought we totally dominated the ball. The goal is a sucker punch really, it’s the first real opportunity they’ve had.”
“Fair play to Morecambe, they came here and sat behind the ball and made it difficult for us to break them down. They showed us massive amounts of respect.”
Theo Archibald and Fiacre Kelleher both hit the woodwork and Joe Ironside also saw a penalty claim turned down by the referee late in the first half.
With Macc in the ascendency, McMahon outlined how he warned his side of making a mistake in his half-time team talk.
“I said at half-time that the only way that Morecambe can beat us with the way that we played in the first half, is if we don’t score and we make a mistake.”
“That’s exactly what happens to us and in the second phase of the set piece we make a mistake. It’s a silly goal to give away.”
“They showed their experience later on as well, slowing the game down but I thought the minimum we deserved out of the game was a draw, if not all three points.”
However, despite the loss McMahon remained faithful in his young side and revealed how they were a major factor in his decision to come to the club.
“We are a very young team and as the season goes on, there will be a lot of bumps in the road, but we’ll stick with the young players and improve them.”
“I believe in them, they’re good players and a massive reason why I came to the Football Club. The players that we have and that we can develop is really exciting, and they will learn from this tonight.”