Macc ready to com­bat lead­ers

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHEL­DAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town man­ager John Askey in­sists form means noth­ing in the Na­tional League ahead of this week­end’s match against league lead­ers For­est Green.

The top of the ta­ble side have been dom­i­nant so far this sea­son, open­ing up a healthy lead over the rest of the di­vi­sion.

Macc are un­der­dogs head­ing into the match, but Askey in­sists all that mat­ters is how the team per­form dur­ing the 90 min­utes.

“I think in ev­ery game we go into it’s all about how we per­form on the day,” he said.

“If we per­form well we know we can give any­body a game in this league. It’s go­ing to be tough but we will roll our sleeves up and have another go.”

The Silk­men suf­fered a 1-0 de­feat at Brom­ley on Satur­day, with Ben May’s sec­ond-half strike enough to sep­a­rate the two sides.

Macc were then set to take on Chel­tenham Town at Whad­don Road on Tues­day as the Ex­press went to print.

De­spite the loss last week­end, Askey was pleased with what he saw from his team and felt there were plenty of pos­i­tives to take from the fix­ture.

“I was happy with how we per­formed as we cre­ated a lot of chances. I thought the whole team did well so I’ve not got any com­plaints,” he said.

“We looked as though we were go­ing to score but ev­ery ef­fort seemed to just hit the keeper. We were done by the sucker punch but we had the ma­jor­ity of the play.

“In the sec­ond half they had one chance and scored it, so it’s bit­terly dis­ap­point­ing to come away with noth­ing.

“Our fin­ish­ing could’ve been a lit­tle bit bet­ter. Even at the end with Kris­tian Dennis, you would back him to score and he pulled it when it was a sim­ple chance, but the pos­i­tive is that we played well.”

The Mac­cles­field de­fence man­aged to keep Brom­ley’s star striker Alex Wall quiet, which again im­pressed Askey.

“He was taken off be­fore they scored so he didn’t cause us a great deal of prob­lems,” he said.

“He’s a prob­lem be­cause he puts him­self about, but I can’t re­ally re­mem­ber him mak­ing a chance.”

For­est Green were vic­to­ri­ous last week­end, de­feat­ing South­port 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Aaron O’Con­nor and Keanu Marsh-Brown.

They were then set to face Wok­ing at the King­field Sta­dium on Tues­day.

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