Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Cheltenham Town was tough to take for The Silkmen. Goals from Michael Rose and Scott Wilson were cancelled out by the hosts at Whaddon Road, but even more worrying for Sol Campbell was injuries to Koby Arthur and Harry Smith.
Furthermore, Nathan Cameron’s red card added to a frustrating day down south and Sol admitted after the match that the team’s misfortune affected the game.
“We started really well and after the sending off we had to do some more running as organisation at the back went.”
“They capitalized really well on the spare man, we had a few injuries as well and that hampered us in the way we try to play football so it was very difficult.
“Fair play to Cheltenham they used the ball really well and we just didn’t really have that extra bit of quality to keep the ball when we had it.
“It wasn’t ideal losing players early on but when it does happen you have to get on with it. But it’s one less substitute and both the injuries and the sending off affected us as well as the flow of the game.
“The penalty was a clear penalty, but we lost the game. We weren’t really at the races and you must dig in a little more when you’re a man down and we didn’t play any football.
“You’ve got to do a bit more running, cover some spaces a bit more, get your head to it and put your body on the line and they just found those little knock backs and we couldn’t get close to that.”
“The lads put everything in to it, even at the end we had a chance, but we just put it wide and today wasn’t a good day for us - it just didn’t go our way.”