Elliot Durrell paid tribute to the ‘phenomenal’ Silkmen fans in wake of the 2-0 victory over Chester on Bank Holiday Monday.
The wide man, who was making his first return to Chester since leaving the club in the summer, more than played his part in the victory at the Deva Stadium.
It was his smartly taken corner in the 62nd minute that created the opportunity for Kieran Kennedy to head home at the back post – adding to his assist in the home win against Dover on Friday.
The 27-year-old admitted afterwards that all the players are aiming to repay the support that the fans have shown them.
“Our fans were phenomenal, they just didn’t stop singing,” he said.
“I know these games are important to them. It gives them the bragging rights in the local derby and I’m so glad we could provide that for them today.
“The Sutton and Gateshead games weren’t good enough, we know that. But I’d like to think that we’ve given them something to cheer about over the last two games and they have been brilliant throughout.
“We all go out and look to perform for the fans.”
Durrell also went on to say that bouncing back from the Gateshead game showed a lot about the character in the dressing room.
“This league is unforgiving and it’s always important to bounce back as soon as possible. The fact we’ve done that speaks volumes about the character we have in the dressing room.
“We’ve managed to put back-to-back wins together and that’s a massive step by everybody involved.
“There’s nothing better, especially on a bank holiday, it’s a tough time.”
By Steven Dale.