Winning centenary for Fitzpatrick
MACCLESFIELD Town defender David Fitzpatrick admits Friday’s 1-0 win over Dover will always be a special game to him as it marked his 100th appearance for the club.
The Silkmen took all three points in the match after Tyrone Marsh netted the winning goal.
Fitzpatrick was proud to make it a century of appearances for Macclesfield, especially after earning the victory.
“I only found out the day before the game that it was my 100th game so it was a bit of a surprise because I have only been here for two years.
“I’m really pleased with that and to mark it with a win is crucial,” he said.
”We’ve come up against aerial pressure in the last few games so we know what to expect in this league, but we still tried to play a little bit in the second half and I thought overall we did okay.
“We had them penned in for about 25 minutes in the second half but you have got to expect them to start pumping it in a little bit more towards the end. They went very direct and are big lads but we stood up well.”
It turned out to be a perfect weekend for Macclesfield as they also defeated Chester 2-0, meaning they are now up to 10th in the National League table.
Fitzpatrick was glad to make it two wins in quick succession, and thought it was vital in order to make sure they stay in contention with the other promotionchasing teams in the division.
“We said earlier in the week the two games in Bank Holiday are crucial and we need to pick up points quick,” he said.
“We don’t want to fall too far behind even though it is early, so it has been a good weekend.”