Fortune favoured us in Rovers win: Askey
JOHN Askey felt his side rode their luck at times in the 1-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.
The Silkmen moved into the National League play-offs after picking up all three points at Prenton Park, with Jack Sampson getting the only goal of the game during the first half.
While Macc came out on top, Tranmere had more possession, shots and corners in the match, and Askey admitted his team played a dangerous game at times.
“I was pleased with getting the three points but we’ve played better and we had a bit of good fortune at times,” he said.
“We could have scored more but they could have scored as well.
“It’s about winning though and we’ve got the win in as hard a place to come as any in the league.”
Macclesfield gained revenge over Tranmere, after they had lost 2-1 against their Merseyside opponents just one week earlier.
Both of Tranmere’s goals in the Boxing Day fixture came from set pieces, and Askey was glad his team tightened things up at the back.
“We worked on it as we conceded two against them from corners so we knew we needed to do better,” he said.
“We still could have conceded one towards the end of the match but thankfully Ritchie Branagan made a good save.
“Overall I thought we were very equipped to dealing with their corners and we were a bigger side than we were in the home game too, so that helps.”
●● Macclesfield boss John Askey