First half goals from Morecambe’s Toumani Diagouraga and Aaron Wildig condemned The Silkmen to a 2 - 0 defeat on Tuesday evening, as the home side claimed the victory at The Globe Arena.
We caught up with Mark Kennedy for his post-match thoughts –
“To say I’m angry is an understatement, nobody likes losing so I’m disappointed. I’m furious with what I’ve seen tonight, some of these things are not happening on my watch but I won’t stand here and call out any of my players because I understand the tough times they’ve been through this season.”
“The end product in the final third was poor they’ve all had good chances to score and their keeper didn’t make a save till the 83rd minute!”
Macc showed more pace and creativity in the opening five minutes of the second half. Shilow Tracey’s shot smashed against a Morecambe defender and The Silkmen were furious a penalty wasn’t given by referee for handball.
“I love the group and I love working with them and we are going to need each other. There is a long way to go and we’ll get there, I went into the dressing calm because if I didn’t, I would’ve ended up knocking someone out.”
The weather on the night didn’t help the conditions, we asked Mark about his thoughts on whether that influenced the game –
“It was horrendous but, they dealt with it better than us and that’s what made me really angry. We need seven lads to play a seven out of ten game to win these games of football. If you’ve got six lads below that then you lose the game, tonight that’s what we had.”
“Morecambe deserved the win; at no point did we look like we were getting anything from the game. It was a chance to go five points clear of them tonight and we didn’t do that.”
“Things will come eventually; we’ll lose but more importantly we’ll win games. In every game we’ve played we’ve had opportunities to score goals and we haven’t taken them.”
Mark praised the travelling Silkmen crowd on a tough mid-week fixture –
“The support doesn’t go unnoticed we are very grateful. We’re not in a crisis but we need to stick together. We will win games of football ultimately.”
“We’ve got two big games coming up and we’ll go into them wanting to win.”