Fraser Horsfall’s Man of the Match display against Cambridge United helped to push the Silkmen onto their first win since mid-October.
Arthur Gnahoua’s fine free-kick was enough to secure all three points, but Fraser said it was nothing but hard work that helped to turn current form around.
He said: “It was an unbelievable feeling to get the three points. We’ve been really unlucky over the last couple of weeks with a loss at Forest Green when we thought we should’ve won, and another draw after that against Port Vale.”
“We should be winning these games but today we’ve dug deep and managed to get the three points. In truth, we haven’t played any different today than we did over the last few games, I think we’ve just not had the luck.”
“It was six draws out of our last seven where its not really fallen for us or gone our way, but today we went that extra mile.”
Macc were good value for their lead at the break, Joe Ironside and Gnahoua were involved in the bulk of the chances in the first half.
However, Cambridge’s half time tactical alterations provoked a change in the games dynamics, something that Fraser says they were prepared for.
He said: “In the first half we came out strongest, we had a great half. But then at half time we knew that Cambridge would have a right sort out, and they came out all guns blazing as we predicted.”
“They caused us a few problems but we managed to deal with it and see the game out until the end.”
Fraser nearly capped off his Man of the Match display with a goal, however his calm strike from inside the box was chalked off for an offside.
Not one to dwell on the decision, he thanked the sponsors for his Man of the Match award by praising his fellow teammates, most notably Joe Ironside.
Fraser said: “I’m a bit gutted about my goal being ruled out because it would’ve been my first league goal, but when wasn’t allowed you just have stay switched on and get back on with the game.
“I feel like I’m a mentally strong player so I’m happy to help see us through for the win. I thought there was a lot of players in contention for Man of the Match, especially Joe Ironside – he was unbelievable. Obviously I’m happy that people have voted for me, it’s a real personal boost.”