Wait to score was worth it: McCombe

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - SHELDAN KEAY

MACCLESFIELD Town de­fender John McCombe has re­vealed it was a spe­cial mo­ment for him af­ter he got the vi­tal goal in his side’s 1-0 vic­tory over Wal­sall in the FA Cup.

McCombe was the hero af­ter his first-half header proved to be the dif­fer­ence in the match at the Banks’s Sta­dium on Satur­day.

The 31-year-old was de­lighted to con­trib­ute, and ad­mits it was a proud day in his foot­balling ca­reer.

“I’m buzzing with the win. To come to a League One team like Wal­sall who are on a good run of form and get the win is fan­tas­tic. I thought we played well and de­served the vic­tory in the end,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site.

“I al­ways like to get for­ward and try to score goals, and re­cently I haven’t got as many goals as I’d like but I was pleased with that one.

“I knew Danny Whi­taker would put a good ball in so I just tried to get in the right po­si­tion and guide it in the net so I was happy with that.”

The vic­tory over Wal­sall will pro­vide Macclesfield with a big fi­nan­cial boost, and McCombe knows just how im­por­tant that is.

“It’s vi­tal for a club like us. We don’t have the big­gest fi­nan­cial back­ing as we’re a small club,” he said.

“We’re a good team and we’re one of the bet­ter teams in the Na­tional League so hope­fully we can use that money to kick on and move to­wards get­ting in the top five at the end of the sea­son.”

The Silk­men’s re­ward for de­feat­ing Wal­sall is a sec­ond round tie against an­other League One side, Ox­ford United, at the Moss Rose in early De­cem­ber.

While the odds may be stacked against Macc once again, McCombe in­sists that his team are full of con­fi­dence.

“We’ve al­ready come to a League One club and won so we know we can beat any­one,” he said.

“Hope­fully now we can get through to the third round where we can then draw one of the big teams.”

Be­fore Macclesfield turn their at­ten­tion to the sec­ond round, they have to re­turn their fo­cus to the Na­tional League.

This weekend sees them go­ing up against top of the ta­ble For­est Green Rovers in a home clash.

That fix­ture kicks off a busy month for Macc, as they’re set to go up against sev­eral other pro­mo­tion hope­fuls.

With that in mind, McCombe hopes that they can get the ball rolling with a win this weekend.

“For­est Green are fly­ing at the mo­ment and we’ve got some hard games com­ing up in Novem­ber so if we can do well in that one and get three points we can kick on hope­fully,” he said.

Peter Hil­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy

John McCombe cel­e­brates his goal against Wal­sall in the FA Cup

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