Defender Adam Yates admits missed chances and poor goals cost the Silkmen in the final game of his loan spell.
The Port Vale loanee couldn't help the Silkmen to victory over Woking with the away side coming back from a goal down to claim all three points.
Yates said after the game: “We have conceded some poor goals, we probably thought it was a bit too easy at 1-0, we got caught out of possession, for the first goal a goalkeeping error – Shwan’s held his hands up.
“Second we have possession in the middle, I hedge my bets to go because the lad wasn’t tracking me all half and we are caught out on the ball, and the third one we are a little bit exposed chasing the game.
“It certainly wasn’t a 3-1 game. Had we taken our chances it could have quite easily been 6 or 7-3. Having said that we didn’t, and ultimately, I think we need to score more goals as a collective squad.”
At times during the game it felt as though sheer luck was going against us, particularly as Danny Whitaker struck the bar in the second half.
“I think as a group of players you feel that tension building. I have spoken to the lads and we talked about being more ruthless, when you are on top you certainly need to take some chances and I think over the 7 or 8 games I have been here we haven’t taken enough of those chances.”
It was Yates’ last game here as he ended his short loan spell with the club as Jared Hodgkiss returns to fitness.
“I hadn’t played any football for a year, which is a long time and I jumped at the chance to come here on loan, it happened overnight. I have come in played pretty much every minute of every game, other than Sutton with the 4G pitch. I have enjoyed coming here and playing and it’s just disappointing that if I go back today it’s on the back of a loss and that will certainly stick with me for three or four days.”
By Molly Hudson