For­tune favoured us in Rovers win: Askey

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

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.”

Matt Rat­cliffe

●● Mac­cles­field boss John Askey

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