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Pearson "We Knew That We Had To Win"

20 March 2019

If Saturday’s crucial victory against Yeovil Town wasn’t enough, it was also a day to remember for James Pearson.

The first goal of the afternoon, a slick team move which was neatly finished off by the full-back, was also Pearson’s first in a Silkmen shirt. A goal which took a long time in coming.

Harry Smith went on to double the lead with another fantastic goal and Macc went on to seal the win with the added bonus with a clean sheet. The perfect day for Pearson, who spoke to after the game about opening his account but more importantly, those vital three points.

“Funnily enough we had a bit of fun at breakfast this morning saying that I need to score a goal.” Pearson joked after the game.

“I never thought I’d score but it’s not about that, it was about coming here in a big game for us, we knew we had to win today and were all just delighted we’ve picked up three points.

“We can’t get carried away, we’ve got nine massive games now and it’s in our hands to a certain extent and we’re all in the dressing room delighted but we’ve got a big nine games to go and were going to try and push up that table.

“It was a great move and a great ball from Duzza, and Ben put it right into my stride - I can’t really remember much after that! I’m just delighted to score but more delighted to get three points.

“I think the goal took the sting out of the game in the first-half, we had a lot of chances in the first-half and we had a lot of chances in the second half but it was difficult with the wind which isn’t usually the case but credit to the lads at the back we defended really well and Kieran didn’t have much to do second-half.

“We ground out the 2-0 win and it’s great to keep another clean sheet as a defender.”

Now attentions turn to another huge game at home to Stevenage at the Moss Rose on Saturday with three points possibly lifting Macclesfield out of the relegation zone.

Pearson knows the importance of every game now and he says that the whole squad are still up for the fight. Especially in front of the Moss Rose faithful.

“It’s the business end of the season. It’s cliché to say but it shows the lads on and off the pitch we’re all fighting and we haven’t given up at all throughout the season.

“It’s a massive game against Stevenage and hopefully we can pick up another three points against Stevenage.

“We’ve not won at home for a while so we’ll look to put that right on Saturday, but we’ve got to take this win into next week and hopefully impress in front of our fans at home next week.”

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