Un­der­dogs un­daunted by Tro­phy odds

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town cap­tain Andy Halls is con­fi­dent his side can over­come the odds and de­feat Tran­mere on Satur­day in the FA Tro­phy semi-fi­nal sec­ond leg.

Rovers are favourites for the tie af­ter a 1-1 draw at the Moss Rose last week­end, with the win­ners book­ing a place in the fi­nal at Wem­b­ley.

While it will be a dif­fi­cult task for Macc, Halls be­lieves they can spring the up­set.

“I don’t see why we can’t win. We’ve beat Tran­mere al­ready this sea­son and played re­ally well,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site.

“It’s a great chance to get to Wem­b­ley. I’ve been there a few teams to watch but I’ve never played there and I’m guess­ing it’s the same for a lot for the lads in the dress­ing room.

“I think we can com­pete against any teams from this league. I think our 4-2 win against Tran­mere was our best game of the sea­son and hope­fully we win again.”

The Silk­men reached this stage af­ter a 2-0 vic­tory over Dul­wich Ham­let last week, and Halls felt they could have won by even more.

“We had chances at the end. It was scrappy but we had chances to win it and wrap the game up. I think in the grand scheme of things we could have scored more but we can’t be too greedy,” he said.

“I think in the first half we put our foot down straight from the off and got the two goal lead and we won our bat­tles and that’s all we can ask for.

“Ob­vi­ously the main thing was to win be­cause go­ing to their place and draw­ing 2-2 in the orig­i­nal tie wasn’t ideal, and thank­fully we started the re­play re­ally well. In the sec­ond half we were able to see the game out but it was still dif­fi­cult and it was a bit of a bat­tle and a bit of a scrap, but we stood up to the chal­lenge and at the end of the day it was a win and a clean sheet.”

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