Silkmen at their best in five-goal thriller
ASSISTANT manager Steve Watson believes the Silkmen played ‘some of the best football’ in a while as they came from behind to beat Chester at the Deva Stadium.
Ollie Norburn grabbed a late winner to complete an impressive turnaround by the visitors.
James Alabi had fired the home side ahead just ten minutes in after taking Elliott Durrell’s cross with a neat touch before turning and rifling home.
But John Askey’s men equalised against the run of play when right-back Andy Halls made a forward run and played a neat one-two before placing past Chester goalkeeper Alex Lynch.
Jack Mackreth’s superb cross then allowed Anthony Dudley to put Macc ahead with a firm header.
Alabi hit the post in the second half, but Kane Richards did eventually stab Chester level from another Durrell ball in.
Norburn, however, took on Rhys Browne’s ball and struck in low from outside the area with five minutes remaining.
Watson insisted that despite playing some good football in the first half, they paid the price in the second half as Chester came back into the game.
“All three points are good at this stage of the season, but we played some of the best football than what we have done in a while – certainly in the first half,” he said.
“We knew the second half would be more difficult, but we were getting the ball to the wide men and we stopped doing that in the middle of the second half and started to keep possession and be a bit negative by going back to Scott Flinders and that was