After Tuesday nights last-gasp equaliser from Tyrone Marsh to hand Macclesfield a point in the 2-2 draw with Tranmere, manager John Askey spoke to SilkmenTV with his thoughts on the draw and how his players performed.
He said: “We more than earnt the point. I was disappointed with the goals we gave away, but I thought we played well and controlled most of the game.
“They hit us on the break twice and it was disappointing that we haven’t got a win. Tonight showed again that we have got some really good players and if they can believe in themselves we will be okay.”
The late, late goal to earn the point showed the Silkmen’s resilience and perseverance even when it looked as though the game may have been escaping them.
“When you are in the position we are in you are not going to drop your head. There is a lot to play for and when there is only one goal in it you keep going, and we should have scored right at the death as well.”
The introduction of Tyrone Marsh by the gaffer eventually resulted in the goal that had been coming throughout the match:
“Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but we had been creating chances all game it just needed somebody to finish it off and there were a couple more chances 30 seconds from the end.
“But at least the fans go home knowing they have seen a good game and we will just keep going and hopefully keep picking up points.”
Askey was disappointed with the manner of the goals Macclesfield conceded on the break from corners and the players will be looking to work on that in the coming week.
“It’s an organisation problem and it is something we have got to look at because we shouldn’t concede from our own corners. Maybe once, but not twice were players are allowed to run 40 or 50 yards with the ball.”
By Molly Hudson