Nathan Cameron claimed ‘lapses in concentration’ comdemned the Silkmen to defeat, after a valiant comeback against Exeter City.
Ryan Bowman’s 86th minute winner claimed all three points for The Grecians but it came after a battling display from Mark Kennedy’s side, who fought back from a two goal deficit to bring the tie level.
Centre-half Cameron believed that on another day, Macc would’ve nicked a victory out of the jaws of defeat.
He said: “In the first half we didn’t play well at all, I thought we were all over the place defensively and going forward; we didn’t create much either. A lot of the balls that we tried to play were going out of play and the Head Coach let us know that it was nowhere near the standard needed.
"In the second half I thought we were a lot better, got back in the game and levelled it up. But it’s just a lapse in concentration at the end which has cost us the game.
"I thought we created a lot of decent chances that we should’ve put away, and we might’ve done on another day. We really thought we could go on and win it after equalising but unfortunately, we didn’t.”
Macc are no strangers to adversity and Nathan was in a defiant mood despite the result - he claimed that his side are the best in the league in terms of belief and determination when the going gets tough.
He said: “We’ve got a never say die attitude. We were 2-0 down and we looked out of the game and they probably thought it was game over. But I think we’re probably the best team in the league in terms of never giving up and pushing right to the end, keeping the belief.
"We feel that we’re never out of a game and we’ve proved that today.
"There are positives to take into Tuesday’s game, we’ve scored two goals at home and hopefully we’ll head into the Plymouth game with a lot of confidence, despite losing today.”
It’s getting down to the business end of the season and Macc hover seven points above the relegation spot and with some interesting games to look forward to. But Nathan believes the Silkmen have more fight than the teams around them and that will be what pulls them away from danger.
He said: “The deciding factor at the end of the season has to be what we showed today. The heart, the desire. I’m not too sure if the teams around us have the same heart, desire, passion and the will to bounce back as us.
"Stevenage and Morecambe, at 2-0 down, the game is probably over. But for us, we never give up and that showed today.
"We levelled it up and we could’ve nicked it shortly before their winner. We’ve got some good fixtures coming up, quite a few at home, so we need to start picking points up like we were doing earlier in the season.”