Askey finds the plus points

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

A POINT from a bigspend­ing ri­val would nor­mally please the boss of a cash-strapped foot­ball club, look­ing on in envy at what their vis­i­tors can lay out.

Not so John Askey. He was left curs­ing Macc’s luck as a fluke goal from a once-costly hit­man made it three games with­out a win.

But there was much to cheer the Macc boss against For­est Green. The fact that they out­played one of the pro­mo­tion favourites and had the bet­ter chances was some so­lace for him.

“It was a bad point, we should have had all three,” said Askey. “It’s so dis­ap­point­ing that that hap­pened, it could have been avoided.

“I think what’s more dis­ap­point­ing is that, although Rhys should have had it, it’s come from their throw-in again. Their first goal came from a throw-in and that goal at Al­trin­cham came from a throw-in too. We’ve talked about it all week and we still can’t man­age to pick peo­ple up.

“But we dom­i­nated the game through­out, I can’t re­ally re­mem­ber them hav­ing any pe­riod where they had sus­tained pres­sure, we had most of the chances.

“For­est Green are one of the league’s fan­cied teams to go up and we’ve been the bet­ter side.

“There’s a lot to be pos­i­tive about, I’ve said to them in the dress­ing room that they should be pos­i­tive after the way they played in that game, I thought we played foot­ball that’s as good as any­thing we’ve played this sea­son.

“We still haven’t lost at home and we should have won that game.”

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