John Askey admitted that he was happy with the number of chances that his side created in their 1-1 draw with Maidenhead, but hopes the finishing will improve in the coming weeks.
Speaking to Silkmen TV after the game, the Macclesfield manager was delighted with a performance that, in the end, maintained his sides third placed position in the National League table.
A super strike from Ryan Lloyd looked to have grabbed all three points for the visitors, before Jake Hyde’s goal two minutes from time rescued a point for the home side.
However, he also believes that his side needs to improve their composure in front of goal as they approach the halfway point in the season.
He said: “The attitude of our players was fantastic on Saturday.
“Obviously the late goal was a shame, but you’re going to have them spells in a season where not everything works out for you. Earlier in the season, it wouldn’t have gone in, so we’ve got to make sure we pick ourselves up and go again.
“However, we should have put ourselves out of sight. We created numerous chances and although I was extremely pleased with the way we played, I’m not pleased with the finishing.
“The effort they put in, though, can’t be faulted. It was a game that we should have won, but it’s on to the next game now.
“Hartlepool will be a good test for us and they’ll be up there at some point during the season, so, it’s a challenge we’re all looking forward to.”
By Steven Dale.