Askey finds the plus points
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.”