Hea­gerty hails side af­ter de­feat

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Con­tin­ued from back of the game but we lacked con­cen­tra­tion.”

Hea­gerty picked out some in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances from the game he was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with, in­clud­ing those of Tom Morton and Matt Geiger.

“Tom Morton was ex­cep­tional in the first half and should be ap­plauded, he’s come in late we only knew we were go­ing to have him in­volved on Thurs­day and Matt Geiger also did a great job.

“Tom Eaton had a great game, the work he did de­fen­sively was su­perb. El­liot Mil­larMills had a great game, Ben Jones stepped up, the last five weeks he’s been bril­liant but prob­a­bly not had the pat on the back he has de­served.

“Dave Mar­wick also had a bril­liant game.

“Every­body has stepped up at var­i­ous points dur­ing a very dif­fi­cult sea­son. We’ve failed to achieve the stan­dards we set as a group and we must re­view the rea­sons why and work to rec­tify them.”

The Blues now head into a sea­son in Na­tional Two, and Hea­gerty was keen to point out that his group of play­ers are des­per­ate to prove that they are bet­ter than re­sults this sea­son would sug­gest.

“The next cam­paign is a long time away, it’s hard to say what we ex­pect as it’s a very tough league with some strong teams in that league.

“But we now have a group of very an­gry men, not neg­a­tively but it’s pos­i­tive we’ve got boys who wish this sea­son could carry on.

“We’ve had some dark times this sea­son and there are lads that are des­per­ate to right wrongs of this sea­son.

“Play­ers know they haven’t per­formed to their ca­pac­ity and they want to show that. We know our goals in­ter­nally and we need to work hard to achieve th­ese. We have play­ers com­ing in to join us but the im­por­tant thing is we’re only los­ing two play­ers.

“Chris Jones is join­ing the coach­ing staff and Phil Wil­liams is off to Sand­hurst.

“Tom Man­tell will be com­ing back, so he will feel like vir­tu­ally a new player, and also Ryan Hig­gin­son. We’ve set clear goals in the im­me­di­ate af­ter­math and on July 1st we’re back in and we’re work­ing to­wards them.”

The Blues come back into work in July for pre sea­son ahead of an­other cam­paign in a tough na­tional league, where the team will be hun­gry to right the wrongs of the sea­son just past.

●● Head Coach Giles Hea­gerty, left, pre­sent­ing Chris Jones with an award for his ser­vices to the club as a player dur­ing his nine sea­sons with Macclesfield

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