Wait to score was worth it: McCombe
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.
John McCombe celebrates his goal against Walsall in the FA Cup