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Daryl: "We Were Awesome"

17 December 2019

The Silkmen drew 1-1 away at Walsall last weekend as Miles Welch-Hayes’ first half strike was cancelled out by Wes McDonald.

After the game, we caught up with Head Coach Daryl McMahon.

“I thought they were awesome today. The effort, the commitment and quality was terrific and we’re unlucky to find ourselves at one-all at the end of the game.

“I asked the team to come here and get hold of the ball like we do every week. Walsall are a very good squad and have a good set of players.”

Miles’ goal initially put the Silkmen ahead in the game and we asked Daryl about the strike -

“I’ve never seen him score before - even in training! So, it was a surprise goal-scorer but a very good finish.”

“I thought we were a threat on the counter-attack. Between Corey, Paddy and Arthur we combined well. We exposed them quite a lot.” 

“We’re a young team, we’ve got energy and we're going to get at the opposition. No matter the result or team this season, we’ve always played like that and I believe that’s how it went today.”

Walsall’s equaliser came as a sucker-punch in the latter stages of the game and we asked Daryl for his thoughts on the goal -

It’s disappointing of course, I look more towards the opportunities we had before that we didn’t take. In this league you really have to take your chances and I believe that they also had opportunities to score too.”

Owen Evans has been influential throughout the season so far in keeping Macclesfield in tight games with great saves and heroics. Last Saturday's game against Walsall was no different -

We’ve got a top goalkeeper, I’ve said it numerous times and I believe he’s the best in the league. In my mind I think he’ll be a future Wales international and a Championship / Premier League 'keeper in the future.”

“I’m looking forward to the Plymouth game now - they’re a very good side and I’m looking forward to hopefully getting the win.”

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