Ex­pe­ri­ence was vi­tal in cup vic­tory

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - SHELDAN KEAY

MACCLESFIELD Town goal­keeper Craig Ross be­lieves that his side’s added ex­pe­ri­ence earned them the vic­tory against Wal­sall in the FA Cup.

The Silk­men pulled off the up­set by de­feat­ing the League One side at the Banks’ Sta­dium to progress to the sec­ond round.

Macc boss John Askey had pointed out that Wal­sall hav­ing a young side may work against them, and Ross agreed that played a piv­otal role.

“It was a big win which is huge for the club. We were go­ing into it against league op­po­si­tion but we knew we could get a re­sult if we played well and the lads did,” he said.

“You’ve got to back your­self. We’re a con­fi­dent bunch of lads and we’ve been play­ing well this sea­son, so we knew we could do a job no mat­ter where it was.

“We’ve got a few more ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers than they have. We’re a mix of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence so we knew we could get amongst them and stop them play­ing.

“Macclesfield have got a good his­tory of cup runs and knock­ing out big teams, and there are still pho­tos around the ground and chang­ing rooms about some of the past re­sults we’ve had.”

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