Macc ready for Fortress attack
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey believes his team can beat anybody in the National League ahead of this weekend’s match against Bromley.
The Silkmen head into the match on the back of two straight victories, with their most recent win coming against Woking on Saturday.
With that in mind, Askey hopes his side can repeat that level of performance when they travel to the Fortress Stadium.
“We know that Bromley will be up for it but if we can play like we did against Woking then we’ll give everybody a game in this division,” he said.
“After the last two performances we have looked even more comfortable, so hopefully we can keep on improving and then we will actually be looking up the table rather than down.
The squad is looking stronger, we have more options and back up in defence and midfield, but are just a bit short up front.
“I must say thanks to the supporters and people who have put the extra money in as it has made a big difference.
“We won’t be getting carried away though as there’s still a long way to go, but we are in a much better position than we were after the Chester match.”
Last weekend’s victory over Woking came after goals from Kristian Dennis and Neill Byrne were enough to earn Macc three points at the Moss Rose.
The hosts always looked comfortable despite a late goal by Woking, and Askey felt that everything clicked together nicely in the game.
‘Thanks to the fans and people who have put extra money in – it has made a big difference’
“It was definitely our best performance of the season by a mile,” he said.
“I’m really pleased with all the players as since the Chester game we’ve beat Grimsby and Woking, so to get six points from our last two games is really pleasing.
“We’ve been working really hard, even after we beat Grimsby we knew there were more areas we could improve on, we needed to win more second balls and we did against Woking and it showed.
“The players deserve full credit, they worked really hard and won it with some excellent performances. It will give them confidence. At times Danny Rowe was unplayable, as was Chris Holroyd in the first half. Kristian Dennis just keeps on getting better too.”
This weekend’s opponents Bromley are competing in the top flight of non-league football for the first time in their history after they won the Conference South last season.
They have been in mixed form so far this year after losing four of their opening seven games, but their last match saw them pick up a 3-0 victory over Gateshead.
Moses Ademola scored two of his team’s goals during the second half, while Louis Dennis grabbed the other.
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