Macclesfield Town’s top-scorer Scott Wilson was at his usual prolific best on Saturday, as The Silkmen drew 1-1 with promotion-chasers Colchester United.
The 26-year-old striker fired his ninth goal of the campaign as Macclesfield moved within a point of safety in Sol Campbell’s efforts to keep the club in League Two.
Wilson opened the scoring a minute before the break to put the hosts in the ascendancy against one of the divisions high-flyers, but surrendered their advantage after only two minutes into the second-half which left the 26-year-old striker disappointed at the final whistle despite his solo efforts.
Reflecting on the game in his post-match comments Wilson said: “Disappointment really. We need the wins and we went for the win today.
“Unfortunately, it’s just that lapse in concentration after half-time that has cost us."
The Silkmen were the dominating team in the first half and held their own against the side who inflicted Campbell’s first defeat in charge of the club. But Wilson admitted he was left disappointed by the lack of energy shown in the second period.
“Second half just wasn’t to our standard” said Wilson.
“It’s happened a bit too often now. Something has to change and hopefully that starts next week. Everyone’s positive it’s just the same things can’t keep happening.”
“At home, it’s two points dropped. I know we’re playing against a good team but we’re matching these teams. We matched Mansfield away and now matching Colchester at home, so we’ve now got to start turning these into wins.
Macclesfield now look forward to a trip to fellow strugglers Crawley – a team the Silkmen have already beaten this season and Wilson believes it could be the result that lifts the club away from the drop.
He said: “We beat them here, so that will give us confidence. We’ll go there looking for a win again.”
The former Bristol City prodigy couldn’t help but praise the supporters at the weekend who yet again sang their hearts out at the Moss Rose. Wilson stated how it was impossible to fault the Silkmen die-hards and backed the fans to stick with the players and the team will begin to deliver the results.
“They’ve been brilliant, and we can’t fault them”, added Wilson.
“We need it for the rest of the season. Stick with us and the results will come”