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Reece: "The Atmosphere Was Unreal"

12 February 2019

Saturday’s goalscoring hero Reece Cole praised the mentality of the team and the impact of the fans after his late strike earned the Silkmen a dramatic point against Crewe at the Moss Rose.

Reece levelled deep into stoppage time and admitted he had been working on his shooting with Macc coach Andy Cole during the week.

He said: “The ball just fell to me; I had a chance last Saturday and it got blocked on the line but today, thankfully, I put it in.

“I’ve been doing some shooting practice on Tuesday and Thursday with Coley, so I’m just pleased to get the goal.”

His late strike sparked pandemonium on the pitch and in the stands, but Reece conceded that he didn’t know what to do when the ball hit the back of the net.

“I didn’t know what to do to be fair.

“My hammy was cramping up so I wanted to run over to my family and my girlfriend on the side; but then I wanted to go to the fans, so I didn’t know what to do, but I’m just glad to get the point and the goal.”

The Silkmen had to fight back from behind three times on Saturday, and Reece praised that belief and determination which has infiltrated throughout the team of late.

“Obviously, we have gone a goal down early doors, it’s not what you want but I think the boys dug in.

“I think we still tried to stick to our style of play and play out from the back; so it is a well-earned point.

“I’ve only been here a couple of weeks now but I’m trying to get my head down and score and get as many assists as possible so as long as we get points on the board at the end of the day, I am happy.

“We have gone a goal down but the records say how many goals there are in the last ten minutes of football matches so we have got to keep on pushing and one thing the gaffer has said to us is that you don’t play 90 minutes anymore, it’s 95, 96,97 so we have to keep on pushing and I think it’s a well-earned point.”

Reece also credited the Silkmen faithful for their unwavering support and was adamant that this helped the team push for another leveller after falling behind so late on.

“They were massively important, our twelfth man again. The atmosphere was unreal, and I think that’s what kept us going right until the end, so yeah it was really good.”

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