Silkmen lacking in defeat
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.”