The Silkmen carried on their fantastic run of form on Saturday afternoon with an away win against Leyton Orient under difficult circumstances.
The match was delayed by 10 minutes and the usual pre-match ritual that players go through was interrupted, but the Macc players ground out a very impressive 1-0 win against the National League’s pre-season favourites for promotion.
Scott Wilson scored the only goal of the game converting from an Elliot Durrell cross, a combination which is becoming a regular occurrence. Sam Ramsbottom also made an impact on the game as he rose to the big occasion and made some outstanding saves on his debut.
After the match first-team coach Byron Jenkins spoke to mtfc.co.uk with his thoughts on the game.
“The lads have been working really hard, they’re confident and they got the right result," he said
“I’d say they earnt the result, they worked from start to finish and there was some great individual performances on show. Sam Ramsbottom made his debut playing in goal and he was great. He made two fantastic saves and I’m generally pleased with the all-round performance.
“The delay didn’t affect our lads. We prepared the same way we always do and we started the game when we were ready and the referee started when we wanted to start.
“We got a goal just before half time when it’s a perfect time to score and we got a really good result today to extend our league at the top of the table.”
“The goal came from the first good cross we put in and Scott’s met it. We should’ve put the game to bed as we had two chances in the second half through Tyrone Marsh. He did well when he came on and gave us that little bit of energy we needed to kick on at the end, but the lads worked well and deserved the result, 1-0 was the right result.”
Sam Ramsbottom made his debut for the Silkmen in the capital and Jenkins had high praise for the goalkeeper.
“He’s made some great saves and made a big difference. Its’ unfortunate to lose Shwan due to a knock to the head but Sam gives us confidence if he’s given the call up and hopefully we can put our strongest team out on the pitch and continue winning.”
By Andrew Gate