John Askey says he was pleased with the performance of his side in the 1-1 draw against Maidenhead on Saturday.
Macclesfield took the lead shortly before halftime with a stunning 50-yard goal from Ryan Lloyd, before the hosts hit back late-on through Jake Hyde.
The point was a useful one in the end for The Silkmen who, despite remaining third, made up a point on the teams above them. They will now travel to r Hartlepool United next weekend knowing that a win could see them top the National League table.
Whilst his sides league position hadn’t changed following the conclusion of the afternoon’s proceedings, Askey was visibly delighted with the way his side had played.
“I thought we were excellent,” he said.
“The only criticism I could have had was that they didn’t take all their chances. We created numerous attempts, but the one time we found the net was an unbelievable bit of play from Ryan Lloyd.
“I can’t remember Shwan (Jalal) having to make a save. If we hadn’t of had that slight dip in concentration then we’d be sitting top of the league, but, we haven’t lost any ground so not the worst it could have been.”
The manager admitted, however, that the tough playing conditions didn’t play in his side's favour.
“They were difficult conditions where the pitch isn’t very good.
“There was a big slope in the middle and it made it difficult to play the way we like to play.”
By Steven Dale