‘We played great foot­ball but we need to

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

LOS­ING FA Tro­phy fi­nal­ist Kingsley James says that Mac­cles­field Town need to find dif­fer­ent ways to win foot­ball games.

Af­ter lev­el­ling the game at 2-2 be­fore half time, the Silk­man dom­i­nated the sec­ond half, with James him­self see­ing a chance cleared off the line by for­mer Macc’ man Hamza Bencherif.

But they couldn’t find the killer blow as the clin­i­cal and di­rect York scored the de­ci­sive goal thor­ough Ai­dan Con­nolly.

And al­though Mac­cles­field want to play an at­trac­tive style of foot­ball, as they did at Wem­b­ley, James ad­mits that his side need to pri­ori­tise win­ning over en­ter­tain­ing.

“I think they had three shots on tar­get,” be­moaned James. “I can’t re­mem­ber any oth­ers re­ally that trou­bled Scotty [Flin­ders], I don’t think he re­ally had a save. We’ve done well and worked hard through­out the sea­son. We’ve had two cup runs as well, we’ve not just had this one.

“We’ve just got to do what we’ve been do­ing through­out the sea­son. We’ve just got to learn how to grind those re­sults out and find a way to win th­ese games where we seem to strug­gle.

“We’ve got a team of winners and every­body is dis­ap­pointed in there.

“Next sea­son we do just need to learn to grind th­ese re­sults out.

“We seem to strug­gle with teams that have got a big phys­i­cal pres­ence and do play di­rect. We do strug­gle against those teams and we need to work out how to win those games.” Not com­ing away with the re­sult af­ter dom­i­nat­ing games has been a theme which has plagued Mac­cles­field’s sea­son.

And James ad­mits that they might’ve been mak­ing an­other trip to Wem­b­ley in the play-offs this sea­son had they have been more clin­i­cal – but

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