Poor fin­ish­ing un­der­mines Tro­phy quest

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHELDAN KEAY

JOHN Askey felt his side’s fin­ish­ing was what let them down dur­ing last week’s 1-0 FA Tro­phy de­feat at home to Torquay United.

A se­cond half goal from Nathan Smith, right, was enough to earn the vis­i­tors the vic­tory, con­demn­ing the Silk­men to de­feat and knock­ing them out of the com­pe­ti­tion at the Moss Rose.

Askey was frus­trated to lose the match, es­pe­cially as he thought his team had plenty of chances to come out on top.

“It was very dis­ap­point­ing, we felt we did enough to win it as we cre­ated the chances, but again we’ve con­ceded from a set play,” he said.

“I don’t know how many shots they had, but I wouldn’t think it was many com­pared to the amount we had.

“We’ve got to get a win from some­where, be­cause we’re strug­gling at the mo­ment, but as I say, it’s just not hap­pen­ing for us any­more, we can make the ex­cuses, but ex­cuses don’t win you games.

“We have to keep go­ing now though, it was a big­ger im­prove­ment from the game last Satur­day, which just wasn’t ac­cept­able.

“I thought against Torquay we at least had all the eleven giv­ing it a good go and that was what we were look­ing for and on an­other day we could have had two or three goals.”

Mac­cles­field have the chance to get their own back on Torquay, with the two teams set to meet in a Na­tional League game at the Moss Rose next Tues­day evening, kick off 7.45pm.

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