Macc ready for Fortress at­tack

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHEL­DAN KEAY

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.

●● Remy Miller this week be­came the youngest ever male qual­i­fier for the Cham­pi­ons Week Fi­nals for the 23rd Ju­nior Euro­pean Open, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of il­lus­tri­ous names like Justin Rose and Luke Don­ald. See page 72

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