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Mark: "We're The Nicest Team In The World"

2 March 2020

The Silkmen suffered defeat on Saturday at the Moss Rose against Salford City. Goals from Ash Hunter and Richie Towell meant the game ended 2 – 0 to the visitors.

After the game, we caught up with Mark Kennedy for his post-match assessment –

“I’m obviously very disappointed to lose and I thought we started the game really well and on the front foot. The conditions and elements were tough today and Salford are also a really tough side to beat. We struggled to hurt them, but I thought we were in control of the game, especially under the circumstances.”

Salford’s first goal contained an element of fortune as Hunter’s cross caught the wind and made it into the back of Macclesfield’s net in the 30th minute.

“We were unfortunate in conceding the first goal but the second was bitterly disappointing. I really fancied us in the second half, and I thought that if we could get a goal, we’d change the dimensions of the game.

“I thought we fizzled out in the second-half which really disappointed me because we made several changes, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.”

The Silkmen last time out against Salford was back in November at the Peninsula Stadium, a game that ended in a goalless stalemate.

“We’re the nicest team in the world. We’re an incredibly young team and I saw recently that we have the most minutes played in English clubs this season by under-23-year olds. We’re building as we go along.

“In terms of the dark arts of the game I don’t want my players diving but we can be very naïve and inexperienced in specific moments.

Next time out the Silkmen will make the journey down to Plymouth, we asked Mark on his teams’ preparation for the fixture –

“We have our game plan for Plymouth, and we’ve had it for a while now, we’re very clear on what we want to do and how we’re going to do it, but I’m not going to come on here and give it all away.”


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