Askey On Solihull Draw

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 08 Jan 2018

John Askey says he was pleased with a point following a battling performance with Solihull on Saturday afternoon.

The Silkmen boss was proud to see his players put in a professional performance and not make any costly mistakes.

Speaking after the game, he said: “It’s disappointing that we didn’t get three points. I thought the conditions were difficult and it was hard for us to play.

“We’ve been playing really well but we couldn’t be as slick as we usually are. It was a really good battling performance, because you can lose games like that very easily. One mistake and you let them in, so I was pleased with the point in the end, although we had chances to get all three.”

Halifax hat-trick hero Mitch Hancox arguably had the chance of the game, when he couldn’t latch onto a rebound from Elliott Durrell’s shot which was well saved by the opposition keeper.

“Elliott did well initially and the keeper’s made a good save, and then Mitch hasn’t made contact with the ball. We still created chances, although obviously it wasn’t a great game, but I think conditions dictated that.” John said.

Despite missing out on a further two points, and the gap at the top of the table being cut from six to four, Askey’s side are now unbeaten in 11 matches and he says it’s great for confidence.

He added: “It keeps the momentum going and keeps the confidence going. I was pleased with how we dealt with the game as Solihull are a side on the up. I think they’re in a bit of a false position with the team that they’ve got now.”

By Adam Washbrook

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