Askey On Hartlepool Win

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 04 Dec 2017

Saturday saw the Silkmen leave Hartlepool with all three points after a gutsy display from the team resulted in two late goals to come from behind to get the victory.

Ryan Lloyd scored five minutes from time, before Keith Lowe clinched the winner in the 91st minute with his first Silkmen goal.

Manager John Askey was delighted with his side’s showing when speaking to SilkmenTV after the game.

He said: “The away record is fantastic and I think that’s about 8 wins now this season. It was really pleasing to get a goal at the end, but I thought we should have had a blatant penalty before that which would’ve taken us 2-1 up so full credit to our players who have worked their socks off again.

“At times we played good football, one or two chances that we could have put away but it’s nice to come away with the win, and we are on 41 points now at the halfway stage. We would have settled for that at the start of the season.”

The victory was the first time the Silkmen have came from behind to win this season, and Askey was pleased to see that fight in his side.

“It gives everybody confidence to come from behind and it’s always difficult away from home especially against Hartlepool who are a decent side so it has been a good week.

“They have got some decent players and on another day they might have won the game and that is the case in most games but I was just pleased how we kept going and towards the end it was us who looked more likely to score than Hartlepool.”

By Molly Hudson

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