Macclesfield suffered a hard-fought defeat to the hands of Eastleigh on Saturday, a result that leaves the Silkmen second in the National League.
Two goals from former Bradford midfielder Mark Yeates secure the points for the visitors, but Danny Whitehead’s 90th minute consolation wasn’t enough to share the spoils at the Moss Rose.
Mitch Hancox returned to the starting line-up after an injury had kept him out of the team for the previous game and he spoke to mtfc.co.uk with his thoughts on the game.
“The game was frustrating because we had enough chances to kill of the game and it was two mistakes that cost us today, but we have to put it right in the Fa Cup next week.
“We’ve been winning games and we’ve been comfortable in those games, but we’ve won them 1-0 or 2-1 but I think the goals will come.
“In the game against Stourbridge we scored five, but there’ll be a game in the league where we convert our chances.
“We’ve always been strong at the back so as long as we cut out are mistakes and score more goals we’ll be fine.”
Hancox also spoke of his frustration of conceding a goal so close to the half-time whistle.
“I don’t think we played that well in the first half, but we still created one or two chances and if we go in 0-0 then we can regroup ready for the second half, so it’s frustrating.
“They scored early in the second half as well which killed us, but we created good chances in the game and fair play to Danny Whitehead as he’s got his goal. But, on another day we could’ve won the game three or four nil."
By Andrew Gate