Silk­men lack­ing in de­feat

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - JOE BA­CON

MOSS Rose coach By­ron Jenk­ins be­lieved Macc’s de­fi­cien­cies made it seem like Hal­i­fax ‘had 10 or 15 more men’ play­ing in Satur­day’s 1-0 de­feat.

The vis­i­tors dom­i­nated the se­cond-half, cre­at­ing nu­mer­ous chances be­fore even­tu­ally scor­ing the only goal of the game in the 77th minute, much to Jenk­ins’ dis­may.

“The play­ers didn’t brace the chal­lenges of the game and mark the men they were meant to mark and that’s why the op­po­si­tion looked like they had 10 or 15 more men on the pitch,” said Jenk­ins.

“I think on the ball gen­er­ally we lacked con­fi­dence. Our back play­ers didn’t get on it and try and run the ball out.

“They had a front two and we had a back four so we should have been able to run the ball out and at­tack them but that never hap­pened.”

Jenk­ins also felt the Silk­men were in­fe­rior on both flanks.

“Our full backs needed to show more bot­tle to try and run at their wing backs,” he said.

“Our wingers’ move­ment at times wasn’t up to it ei­ther, they didn’t have the ideas to try and cre­ate room and get on the ball.”

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