Askey dis­ap­pointed with de­fence

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHEL­DAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town man­ager John Askey felt his team’s de­fend­ing wasn’t up to scratch fol­low­ing their 5-3 de­feat to Lin­coln City.

A Liam Hearn hat-trick helped the home side re­cover from two goals down in­side the open­ing seven min­utes to con­demn the Silk­men to another de­feat.

While Askey be­lieves the prob­lems that his de­fend­ers were mak­ing can be easily solved, he was still very frus­trated with what he saw.

“I thought we played some re­ally good football, but we weren’t able to de­fend balls out wide so I’m very dis­ap­pointed with our de­fend­ing to­day,” he said.

“It’s prob­a­bly as dis­ap­pointed as I’ve been with us de­fen­sively, be­cause in the past we have al­ways done well and it’s some­thing we’ve built on and to be 2-0 up and to do what we’ve done it isn’t good enough.

“Ob­vi­ously we had a great start and the goals that we gave away were shock­ing re­ally, ev­ery sin­gle goal that we gave away was poor, they didn’t have to break us down at all.

“I thought ev­ery time we went for­ward we looked dan­ger­ous and there was a lot of good per­for­mances, it was just that we couldn’t de­fend balls com­ing in from 30, 40 yards, which is very dis­ap­point­ing as that’s bread and but­ter re­ally.

“All we can do is work and things like that are easy to work on be­cause it’s about get­ting your head on the ball and be­ing brave.”

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