Askey On Eastleigh Defeat

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 29 Oct 2017

Second-placed Macclesfield Town suffered a hard fought 2-1 loss to Eastleigh despite Danny Whitehead’s late consolation goal on Saturday. Manager John Askey spoke to SilkmenTV about his thoughts on the game.

First, the gaffer described the goals which ultimately thwarted the Silkmen: “The first one is a mistake, he second one is a blatant handball before it has gone in, but we had enough chances to win the game.

“We had two one-on-one’s and should have scored four or five really. Apart from the two goals I don’t think our ‘keeper has had a shot to save. It’s disappointing but I thought we played well, in previous years when we’ve gone a goal or two down we haven’t had anything to come back at teams with, but I thought this time we looked as though we could do something.

“We created enough chances but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

Despite the final score, Macclesfield were unlucky not to win the game, with a number of chances going astray.

“The main thing is getting in those positions, but obviously he is disappointed not to score them. It wasn’t just Scott (Wilson) we had numerous chances that on another day would have gone in.

"We need to get one or two in but the players that were on the pitch were the fitter and stronger team once we got going. We should have won the game but we didn’t so we will move onto the next one."

By Molly Hudson

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