Macclesfield’s Jay Harris says that he and his teammates were “glad to get the points on board” after defeating local rivals Port Vale 2-1 on Saturday.
“It’s been a long time coming” said Harris. “When we needed to, we dug in and defended well and we are happy to come away with the three points.
“We produced a couple of good performances; Cambridge away, Colchester at home, we just needed to back them up with three points and we’ve done that today.”
“We are a young side. People are still learning. It showed today that we have learned from previous games that haven’t been defeats, but rather, draws.
“We’ve been picking up points along the way and learning. Today was a learning curve for the younger lads.”
Macc were without a midweek fixture last week and the midfielder thinks that this might have had an impact on the result against Port Vale.
“It helps if you’re playing games. You want to play midweek games because you want to get it right as quickly as possible.”
“But it does help having time away from the bumps and bruises on the pitch and being able to work on the training ground.”
A large number of Macclesfield fans turned out to see their team on Saturday which Harris says helped them massively.
“The atmosphere really helps by getting people up for it. When the numbers turn out to get behind the lads it is great,” he said.
“We play for these fans that turn out every single week for us home and away so we can dedicate that win today to them.”
The Silkmen face Oldham Athletic next weekend and Harris knows himself and his team-mates can’t be complacent leading up to it.
“We can’t get carried away with one win. We’ve got to build now and work hard all week, then get a result on Saturday.”