Goalscorer left ‘devastated’ by collapse
MACCLESFIELD Town striker Jack Sampson says he was devastated with the manner his side lost after they suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at Forest Green Rovers.
Sampson had initially scored to put the Silkmen in front in the match, pouncing on a defensive error from Kierrer Moore to make it 1-0 after 69 minutes.
Forest Green came from behind though and won it thanks to a stoppage time goal from Charlie Clough, meaning they condemned Macc to a defeat.
While he may have scored his second goal of the campaign, the 22-year-old felt coming up short overshadowed his own performance.
“I’m devastated really. We’ve had a chat about it but it’s just one of them. We dug in for 90 minutes and they’ve just gone long on the throw in and scored so I’m still a bit gutted really,” he said.
“That’s the second time in a week they’ve done that but I think we were the better team for most of the game.”
Sampson was required to play several roles in the game against Forest Green, leading the line before then being moved into a different position.
“I went out wide in the game too as Danny Whitehead tweaked his hamstring so the manager asked if I can do a job out there,” he said.
“I do like winning my headers but I hope people can see I can do a bit on the floor as well and then the goals will keep coming.
Sampson opened his account with a goal against Tranmere Rovers earlier this season, and he felt that goal meant more to him.
“The first one was a bit better as it was a win at Tranmere, but I’m not really thinking about my goal as I still can’t believe we lost that,” he said.