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Harry "We Have Put Ourselves In A Great Position"

20 March 2019

A big win is an understatement, this was a massive victory for the Silkmen as they left Huish Park with all three points to keep their survival hopes very much alive. 

Sol Campbell’s team had slipped to the bottom of League Two following a winless run that stretched to seven matches but goals from Harry Smith and a first professional strike from James Pearce ensured Macclesfield moved within three points of safety and still with a game in hand. 

Smith made it seven for the season with an emphatic strike that rounded off a superb team goal to double the Silkmen’s lead against Yeovil Town and the Macclesfield striker was delighted with the victory. 

“Massive win, we was under no illusions that for the fans, staff and players that it was a must win”, said Smith. 

“If we would have lost we would have fallen nine points behind and if you look at our goal difference it probably would have been 10 and would have taken a miracle to get out of it. 

“We’ve put ourselves in a great position and with a game in hand, a home game next week so full of confidence.” 

The win lifted Macc back above Notts County in the fight to avoid relegation and the 2 - 0 victory ensured the Silkmen completed a league double over The Glovers which delighted Smith and the players. 

He said: “Delighted with the goal, but more delighted for James as that’s his first goal in senior football. 

“We should have had a few more, it should have been wrapped up and we should have been a bit more comfortable but all that matters at this stage of the season is the three points.” 

Yet again Silkmen supporters turned up in their numbers for the 206-mile trip to Somerset and Smith expressed his appreciation to the Macclesfield loyalists and insists the club’s eighth win of the season was for them. 

He said: “They deserve it more than anyone, they follow us all around the country. They’re brilliant.” 

“There’s massive character in that changing room from staff to players and even the lads that are not involved. We saw the game out pretty comfortably and we should of added a few more.” 

“We’re all over the moon, it’s the winning feeling back and we’ve missed it. We hadn’t won in seven before this so it’s a huge win and we’ve got to build on it now.” 

County slipped up today so we move back above them. We will just take it game by game another massive game, they all are, nine left now. We’ll be looking to pick up as many points as possible and get over the line.” 

“We’ve been written off all season and people think we’re gone. Let me tell you we are not gone and we are confident as a group, as a fanbase, everyone in the club and we’re only a small club but we’re very confident we’ll stay up.”


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