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Mark: "I'm Really Happy With Our Performance"

23 January 2020

Silkmen Head Coach Mark Kennedy addressed the media on Tuesday evening following our 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing Crewe Alexandra.

Heartbreak struck for the Moss Rose faithful on the night when Crewe’s Callum Ainley’s 95th minute equaliser secured the drew for the travelling side from Cheshire.

Paul Green’s own goal in the first half looked like it would be the winner for Mark Kennedy on his home game debut, but it proved to not be enough to secure three points.

He said: “I’m really happy, I suppose you expect me to be really disappointed I'm but delighted with the lads - it was an amazing performance. In the first half we were outstanding with how we played and the style we played in. We’ve only had about three days worth of training and then it’s been recovery in between but I’m absolutely delighted with the side and a great result against Crewe who have been excellent this season.” 

Mark hasn’t been in charge for a week yet but has still brought in news face in Jonathan Mitchell and Danny Whitehead. We asked Mark on what he thought of the players performances during the match -

“Outstanding both of them tonight and everyone else who played I don’t want to leave them out. We’ve obviously got a few injuries recently and the lads who don’t play really push and motivate the rest to put them in the positions that they’re in.”

“I thought we played really well in the first half and I’m not going to say we’re miles better than Crewe, but I was really pleased with what we did in and out of possession and how we pressed the ball. It was really positive.”

“From an in-possession perspective I thought we were excellent and from an out of possession perspective I thought we were even better! And that’s coming from a coach who’s conceded a goal in the 95th minute! As a manager who is only in his second game it’s tough to concede late goals, but I thought we were unbelievable today and I’m really happy.”

“The lads were disappointed, but I reminded them the position we’re in the league and that we have a game in hand whilst three points clear, it’s a positive against an outstanding team. Credit to Crewe as I thought they showed why they are where they are this season.”

Mark and his side will return to the Moss Rose this Saturday, as the Silkmen look forward to taking on Forest Green Rovers in our Sky Bet League Two encounter.


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