Saturday provided the Silkmen with a convincing victory over fellow promotion pushers Wrexham at Moss Rose. A hat-trick from Scott Wilson and a rare goal from defender David Fitzpatrick sealed all three points.
Always a solid figure at the other end of the pitch, and a favourite with the fans, Fitzpatrick’s rare foray forward was deserved after his defensive work all season. SilkmenTV spoke with Fitzpatrick after the game about the performance and his late goal.
He said: “It felt really comfortable to be honest, when they scored they had a good 10 minutes or so but I thought we were overall well on top.
“I don’t even know what I was doing up there! I just ghosted in, Whitaker saw me and obviously I finished it.”
The wintry conditions in Macclesfield over the weekend provided a challenge for volunteers to get the game on, and also the players own safety, but Fitzpatrick was quick to praise those who helped out.
“The Wrexham players were trying their hardest to get it off but the volunteers have done a great job, not just on the pitch today but before it and yesterday as well.
“We have picked up a few injuries but the confidence is sky high. There’s going to be a lot of games so I think we are going to need everyone so it is important that the confidence stays high and everyone sticks together.”
Fitzpatrick also praised the attacking pairing of Scott Wilson and Tyrone Marsh, who gave the Silkmen a dangerous attacking threat throughout the match.
“I’m really pleased for him (Wilson) he’s worked his socks off, him and Tyrone, but I’m really pleased he’s got his goals because he deserves them.”
By Molly Hudson