The Silkmen came away empty-handed from the Energy Check County Ground, after suffering defeat to Swindon Town on a disappointing afternoon in Wiltshire on Saturday.
Keshi Anderson’s goal and Eoin Doyle’s brace bagged all three points for the hosts and Macc head coach Daryl McMahon explained how he wants his side to set a higher standard.
“We weren’t good enough in the opening exchanges. We have to learn from it and we need to learn quickly.”
“We are young as a group - we all know that, but you can’t use that excuse every week because you need to learn on the job unfortunately. I thought we started better second half but not being able to carry it on through the half isn’t good enough.”
“I want us as a team and as a club to have higher standards than that by really trying to raise the bar at our football club.”
The result propelled Swindon into second place and the Head Coach proclaimed that some of his players may have been slightly daunted by the task at hand.
“We’ll watch the game again tomorrow and we’ll get ready for Newport on Tuesday where we go again.”
“We know we will have these games in the season, where we’ll be like a rabbit in the headlights because of our young group.”
“The crowd, the stadium and the size of the club can sometimes get on top of you and I think that shook us a little today.”
However, despite the loss McMahon remained upbeat about his sides ability to bounce-back from the jaws of defeat.
“For us as a club we need to know where we stand. I think that with the dramatic end to last season combined with our promising start this campaign, people can get a little bit carried away with their expectations.”
“There is going to be ups and downs, but we have to get through them. We will react positively, there is no doubt about it.”
“We can’t dwell on it; we have to see what we can improve, and we move on to Newport.”