Poor finishing undermines Trophy quest
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.