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Elliott: "I Just Had A Feeling That It Was Written In The Stars"

10 May 2019

Macclesfield Town midfielder Elliott Durrell was left "elated", after his clinical strike helped retain our EFL status last Saturday.
 
The fans favourite cancelled out Paul Lewis' opener against Cambridge United in the 66th minute to spark memorable celebrations at the Moss Rose and complete our odds-defying escape.
 
After the game, Elliott could not hide his delight in writing his name into the history books once more -
 
"I'm just elated. I have had a feeling all week that it was going to be my day.
 
"I've had a lot of people message me in the week telling me that I made myself a fan's favourite last year, so go out and become a legend.
 
"I remember something that someone said to me last season, which was to have fire in your belly and ice in our mind. That has really stuck with me and when I went through on goal, there was no way that I was missing it."
 
Our wizard on the wing has suffered extended periods on the treatment table this season, yet admits that he knew that his time would come -
 
"With the injuries that I have had, it's been frustrating, very frustrating, but football changes quickly.
 
"When we were about fifteen minutes into the second half we couldn't have been further away - with us being one-nil down and Notts County winning. It didn't bear thinking about.
 
"But I just had a feeling that it was written in the stars for me today and thankfully it was."
 
It was certainly a nerve-wracking afternoon for the Silkmen faithful who played an immense part in our ultimate survival, yet the whole team remained focused at the job in hand -
 
"We just had to do our job. We knew that it was in our own hands, it has been for a few weeks now and we would have loved to have got over the line weeks ago.
 
"But I don't really think that there is a better way to do it than in front of your own fans with a packed out crowd, going one-nil down and your rivals taking the lead.
 
"It's a special feeling.
 
"I never want to be in a relegation battle again, but this is why I play football - for days like today."

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