Tuesday night’s man of the match David Fitzpatrick believes the Silkmen were unlucky not to take all three points from their match with Hartlepool.
The left-back put in a stellar performance as Macclesfield continued their fine start to the season, currently sitting in joint fifth after picking up a win at Wrexham on the opening day and drawing with promotion-tipped Hartlepool on their return to the Moss Rose.
Speaking after the game, he said: “I think we played really well – probably better than we did on Saturday (against Wrexham) – and we’re disappointed not to get the win.
“We’re trying to improve our home form after last season as we didn’t win enough games here, but it’s a good sign that we’re disappointed we didn’t get the win.
“They’re obviously going to want to bounce straight back up into League Two and they’ve probably got a lot more money than most teams in this league, so it’s not a bad result at all. We’re still really disappointed.”
Fitz was full of praise for the home fans, who got to witness some excellent football in the first half in particular, and he’s confident they’ll get to see plenty more throughout the campaign.
He said: “The fans were excellent. They were in fine voice on Saturday and they carried on all through this game. I think last season fans maybe were a little disheartened with some of the results, but we’re looking to put that right this year.”
Despite the change in personnel throughout the summer, our number three is happy with how the new boys are settling in and enjoying his surroundings.
“We’ve virtually got a whole new squad but everybody’s fitting in well and we’ve got a decent sized squad now. I’m sure we’re going to need everybody as the season ticks on, but I’m enjoying it.”
There was a bit of worry on the touchline during the game, as George Pilkington and Elliott Durrell were replaced by Kieran Kennedy and Koby Arthur respectively after seeming to suffer knocks.
Fitz updated the fans on the situation: “Elliott seemed okay – I think he’s going to have a scan just as a precaution but I think he’s going to be fine. George felt his back though, so we’re hoping it’s not going to be too big a problem for him.”
On the coming test with Bromley, he finished: “They’ve got a whole new squad too so it’s a bit of the unknown for us, but last year they were a physical team and we’re ready to stand up to them.”
By Adam Washbrook