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Campbell Delighted With "Fantastic Team Performance"

14 January 2019

After Macclesfield’s resurgence under Sol Campbell continued in fantastic fashion with a 2-0 victory away at Grimsby on Saturday, the Silkmen boss has said that he was very pleased with the overall team performance.

Since Campbell took over in November, the Silkmen have been unbeaten in seven of his ten League Two matches. A statistic which stands Macc in good stead despite remaining in the relegation zone.

Goals from the dynamic duo of Tyrone Marsh and Scott Wilson meant Macc left Blundell Park with all three points and Campbell has said that he was delighted with some of the football that was played.

“We started brightly but it was a great game for us on a great pitch.” said Campbell.

“We were well drilled this week and Grimsby are a great side, so we had to really start sharply and positively and that’s what we did really we were bright in all aspects of the game.

“Tyrone has taken his chance and he’s started to nick goals here and there and from two free-kicks from Rosey so it’s quite nice to see but the lads played really really well all over the pitch today, they worked their socks off and played football as well which is pleasing to see.

“They responded well so all in all its been a great afternoon.

“Grimsby started to change their system a little bit, so we had to be careful and we had to shift across as they had good chances, but we defended extremely well, and the backline played fantastically well especially with their tackles and anticipation. Kieran O’Hara played magnificently as well, so overall a fantastic team performance from all of the lads.”

Despite the Silkmen’s improved form, Campbell knows that the squad need to carry on in the same fashion and putting games to bed is at the top of the manager’s agenda.

“We’ve had really good chances to put the game out of sight and we’ve got to work at that. We’ve just got to pick the right pass.

“We’ve stuck to it when Grimsby started to push at 2-0 and the chances we missed, we’ll have to put those away.

“I saw the guys really pushing but the main thing for me was the stamina. At the back end of the second half they still had the energy to keep going and that’s pleasing to see them roll their sleeves up, enjoy the pressure and go again.

“The lads stuck together and played some really good football so that was great.”

Next up for Macc is a return to Moss Rose for a clash with FA Cup giant-killers Oldham Athletic and Sol is ready to roll his sleeves up and go again.

“In these games now, we’ve got to keep on picking up points and gaining momentum and we’ve done really well since I’ve been here.

“I’ve seen a huge improvement and we’ve still got stuff to go and keep going. No one’s going to give us points at here, so we’ve got to scrap and fight and then play football at the same time roll our sleeves up and now the next game against Oldham.

“This game has gone now onto the next and that’s what football is all about.”

By Andrew Gate

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