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Harry: "The Fans Were Fantastic From The First Minute Until The Last"

22 January 2019

Striker Harry Smith dubbed Saturday’s spirited victory against Oldham Athletic as massively important in the Silkmen’s Sky Bet League Two survival bid.

Scott Wilson’s clever finish before the hour mark won it for Macc, who were forced to come back from going a goal down in the first minute.

However, Smith played an integral role himself, finding the net to equalise just seconds before the first half came to an end – the perfect time to score and much to the Silkmen’s liking.

“Considering the type of situations I’ve been in this year in that I’ve been through on goal a lot and seemed to have missed them, I just thought I’ll just swing at it and see what happens. Funnily enough it went in, so I was delighted with it.

“We said before the game that it’ll be a local derby and there would be a big crowd here and they’ll want to see us to perform.

“We had a big crowd here against Port Vale and we didn’t quite manage to get the win, so we set ourselves the target of three points and I thought we deserved it.”

Smith and Wilson have started the last two games for Macc, both ended in victories with at least one of the pair on the scoresheet – a double act that our number ten believes has much potential.

“We are starting to get a little partnership me and Willo. We’ve not played together a lot this year - if you look at the team we have been in and out, but we are only going to get better.

“I’m delighted for Scott as well, he’s on a good run of goals so may it long continue to ensure we keep climbing up the table.

"Now we have got Andy Cole coming in and helping us out on a day to day basis too, so the way I see it is we are only going to improve in every game.”

We recorded our second highest home attendance of the season on Saturday and the victory was testament to the support on display.

“The fans were fantastic from the first minute to the last. They don’t realise how crucial they are to us, especially when you are down at the bottom. So hopefully they keep turning out and keep supporting us.

“The club is putting things out in the town to try and get more people through the gates, so that’s excellent – the more the merrier!”

By Matt Bates

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