The Silkmen secured back-to-back wins in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday in what represented our 750th Football League game after a late free-kick winner from Jak McCourt sent the travelling Macclesfield support into jubilation.
After coming on as a second half substitue, Jak struck in the 86th minute to shand Macc all three points and after the game we caught up with Head Coach Daryl McMahon to capture his thoughts.
He said: “Were delighted to win and I’m glad to give the fans a win on our 750th game and I thought we played some really good football.”
Macclesfield came into the game unchanged after last week’s triumph over Port Vale.
Daryl stated why: “The lads who played last week were terrific, our performances have been really good, and we haven’t been getting the results our performances deserve.”
Macc expected Oldham to come into the game hungry for a victory after their recent struggles but the Silkmen fought hard throughout the game to prevent that.
“We didn’t allow it to happen, we spoke about giving the crowd something to cheer about and the opening 20 minutes we played some really, really good football and we came here and controlled the game.”
After controlling the game for the first 45 minutes, the only thing missing from the confident Macclesfield side was shots on goal.
Daryl expressed his opinion on the matter: “It’s probably the angriest I’ve been at half-time, we became too comfortable with the ball and didn’t penetrate them enough, however it is something that we changed in the second half.”
“The performance was good, really good. The build-up and the play was really good.”
It was Jak McCourt’s second game back from injury and Daryl was delighted that he capped it with the crucial winning goal.
He said: “It was a terrific free-kick, we were right behind it when he struck the ball and there was a space for him, and he put it there. He hit the post against Northampton before and also against another side at home, so he has been terrific at free-kicks this season.”
The travelling support was the third most in the whole of league two at the weekend and was pivotal in helping Macc secure the victory.
Daryl was delighted: “They were awesome, coming here and being the smaller club than Oldham I thought we put on a really positive performance and we have shown where we want our football club to go.”