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.”

Matt Rat­cliffe

Macc boss John Askey

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