Bittersweet point at Gateshead
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey admits it was a bittersweet feeling after his side’s 1-1 draw with Gateshead last week.
Danny Rowe levelled things up for the Silkmen after Danny Johnson had given the home side the lead.
Johnson’s strike on 12 minutes was the first real chance of the game, getting on the end of Mitch Brundle’s free-kick before slotting the ball home to make it 1-0.
They weren’t ahead for long though, as a ball into the box by Jack Mackreth was powerfully headed into the back of the net by Rowe to earn his side a point.
While Askey was pleased with some of the aspects from the game, he felt there were areas where his team still need to improve.
“I was disappointed that we didn’t come away with the three points as in the first-half I thought we controlled the game and had quite a number of chances,” he told the club’s official website.
“We were disappointed with the goal that we conceded but apart from that I thought we were by far the better team before the break.
“In the second-half they came out and we rode the storm and looked like we could win the game. Overall for an away performance I was happy but disappointed that we didn’t get the three points.”
Macclesfield ended a run of two straight defeats with a win at Aldershot and the draw with Gateshead, and Askey has been happy with the response he has seen recently.
“The players have worked really hard and we are playing well. If we can get our home form right now we will end up in a decent position,” he said.
“If in our away matches we can play like we have been playing at home then we will have a chance.”
Macc boss John Askey