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Evans: "We Were Happy To Claim A Point"

3 September 2019

Macclesfield Town’s Owen Evans says that his side were happy to come from behind to draw 2 - 2 with Stevenage on Saturday. 

“The lads dug deep and showed good character again, like we have done all season. To come away to Stevenage and get a 2-2 draw, we’re happy to get the point.” 

Within the first five minutes of the match goalkeeper Evans produced a stunning close-range double-save to keep the match goalless. 

“When it’s from that sort of range, you’re just hoping it hits you. After you make the first save, you want to do the best you can to keep the second one out and luckily I managed to do that.” 

Macclesfield took the lead in the 27th minute thanks to a goal from Ben Stephens and Evans was full of praise for his team-mate. 

“He’s really good in one-on-one situations, I back him all the way. He’s done it already this season and scored another good goal today.” 

Mid-way through the second-half, the hosts levelled through Kurtis Guthrie. “I’ve saved it onto the bar and he’s done well to follow it in and finish it off” Evans said. 

Only a few moments later, Stevenage went 2-1 up, courtesy of an outstanding, 30-yard strike from Luther James-Wildin. 

“It was a great strike from the lad, you can’t really be too angry about it. When it’s gone that quickly into the top corner you’ve got to applaud it.” 

However, the Silkmen equalised in the 85th minute from the spot, when Joe Ironside converted a penalty after Emmanuel Osadebe was brought down in the box. 

In the final moments of the game, Theo Vassell hit the crossbar for Town as they looked to try and find a winner. 

“It was a great strike, on another day that goes in the top corner. But to be pushing for the third goal as a team was a good sign” said Evans.  

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