Askey Takes The Positives From Halifax Defeat

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 10 Jan 2018

Despite dropping out of the FA Trophy at the hands of FC Halifax Town, Silkmen manager John Askey has been taking the positives from the team’s performance.

Matty Kosylo’s header on 27 minutes proved to be the difference between the two teams, as Macclesfield couldn’t put away their chances and on another night, it could’ve been a very different game.

After the game Askey spoke to Silkmen TV with his thoughts on proceedings and has said that despite being knocked out of the tournament, they can now concentrate on the Vanarama National League.

“I think we created as many chances in that game than we have done in any game.” Said Askey.

“Scott (Wilson) could’ve come away with another hat-trick today but I was pleased with how we played and on another day, we’d win it easily, but it wasn’t to be.

“It’s disappointing that our runs come to an end, but I think looking at the result, it now gives us the best possible chance of doing something in the league.

“We can regroup, train properly next week and go at it again. Hopefully the break will give us that chance again and we take it.”

Askey also said he was pleased with striker Scott Wilson’s performance and said that if he plays the way he did in the game, he’ll score even more goals.

“If Scott gets another three today he comes away with confidence, but he should be confident anyway because his movement and work rate was fantastic. If he keeps doing that, he’s going to score.

“I thought the football that we played again was really good. We kept opening up the Halifax defence and our chances weren’t just half chances they were good chances.

"We didn’t take the chances but overall I thought it was a good performance.”

By Andrew Gate

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