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Theo: "I Thought That We Played Really Well"

1 October 2019

Macclesfield’s Theo Archibald thought that his side “played really well” despite drawing 1-1 at home with Colchester United on Saturday.

“We’re disappointed in the result, not the performance. The performance was good, bar one tiny lapse of concentration at the end of the first-half where we conceded.

"That is probably the best that we have played in a few weeks and we should have won the match comfortably.

"There’s positives to take but the games are coming thick and fast. We’ve played about 12 or 13 games now. We need to start turning draws into wins".

Town made a great start despite the bad weather, when Paddy Osadebe scored in the thirteenth minute before Theo Robinson levelled just before the interval.

“We wanted to get in their faces in the first-half and when the ball is wet, it zips around a bit more, so we could play better football.

"We didn’t play as well in the second half. Our mistakes need to be eradicated. We just needed to see it out and go in 1-0 up at half-time.”

The hosts’ frustrations were compounded right at the end of the match when the Silkmen’s captain, Fiacre Kelleher had a goal disallowed for a foul on Colchester goalkeeper, Dean Gerken.

“I’m not sure why it was disallowed. Kelleher’s so tall I don’t think he’s done anything wrong. We can’t dwell on it though because we should have ended the game earlier.

In spite of the awful conditions, the Macclesfield faithful turned out in force and let their voices be heard throughout the encounter.

“The bad weather can turn people away a little bit. It was absolutely torrential rain but they were really noisy” Archibald said.

“I think they will see we’re playing good football for the most part. But we want to give them the three points and we’re working really hard to do that.”


By Richard Phelps

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