The wings can only get bet­ter

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

JOHN Askey was de­lighted with the wingers he fielded against Dover, with fine show­ings by Adri­ano Moke and Chris Hol­royd.

While Moke pa­trolled the left flank Hol­royd con­tin­ued his con­ver­sion from out-and-out striker to at­tack­ing right-sided mid­fielder.

And both car­ried out their du­ties with aplomb as Macc ex­tended their un­beaten run at the Moss Rose to nine games.

“I thought that was as well as Chris has played this sea­son,” said Askey, who’s now over­seen five wins and four draws at home.

“And Mokes was back to his best, hav­ing been out of the side for a bit.

“They both worked re­ally hard and kept the ball well, I was pleased with them.

“The pitch was a lit­tle bit sticky and it was diffi- cult to run with the ball but the longer the game went on the bet­ter we got and one or two started to get their con­fi­dence up and get their foot on the ball.”

With Arthur Gna­houa and oc­ca­sional wide­man Danny Whi­taker ruled out through in­jury Stoke loa­nee 20-year-old Adam Thomas is Askey’s only vi­able wing op­tion at present.

But it’s a rosier tale through the spine of the team, as Matthew Bar­nesHomer and Waide Fairhurst have re­newed a fa­mil­iar strike part­ner­ship with some suc­cess, Barnes-Homer hit­ting a de­but goal at Dart­ford.

And be­hind them peren­nial per­former Paul Turn­bull has been well backed by Satur­day’s match win­ner Paul Lewis, a likely tar­get for League Two clubs at present.

“I thought Paul Lewis was fan­tas­tic against Dover and scored a fan­tas­tic goal,” said Askey.

“He ran about 50 yards to score that. He was the one that won the ball back and sprayed a great ball out to Waide.

“Chris (Hol­royd) has put a good ball in and he’s some­how got on the end of it – I thought he was fan­tas­tic.

“If peo­ple are watch­ing him he’ll surely be a tar­get for some league clubs.”

●● Adri­ano Moke skips past Dover’s Nick Deverdics dur­ing a star­ring role for the winger

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