Spring­board to Macc’s suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town as­sis­tant man­ager Steve Wat­son hopes the two vic­to­ries over the Bank Hol­i­day Week­end can be the start of an im­pres­sive run of form for his side.

It was a per­fect cou­ple of days for the Silk­men, as they picked up a 1-0 vic­tory over Dover on Fri­day be­fore fol­low­ing that up with a 2-0 win at Ch­ester.

Those vic­to­ries have seen Mac­cles­field climb to 10th in the Na­tional League ta­ble, and Wat­son is hop­ing the side can kick on, start­ing with the game against Wok­ing at the Moss Rose on Satur­day.

“We’ve got games com­ing up that we hope to get points from so to get two back to back wins makes ev­ery­body happy,” he said. “We’ve had a tough cou­ple of away games and we re­sponded great the other night and chal- lenged the boys to get on a run.

“We were de­lighted with the win against Ch­ester. It was a hot day and there were a lot of tired legs out there but I thought we dom­i­nated and did asked.

“We scored two very good goals and the only dis­ap­point­ment of the whole day was that we’re not sat here with a big­ger win.”

Goals from Mitch Han­cox and Kieran Kennedy earned Macc the vic­tory against Ch­ester on Mon­day, and Wat­son was de­lighted with the duo.

“I’m pleased for Mitch. He’s been un­lucky not to get into the team but his at­ti­tude and work rate has been su­perb,” he said.

“We had an in­jury so he came in and then went and scored, which is what he de­served af­ter a tire­less per­for­mance.

“Kieran got his goal too and he keeps get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter since get­ting into the side.

“It’s a clean sheet away from home and it goes with­out say­ing how I much love those. I thought the de­fend­ers were great, es­pe­cially as it was a dif­fi­cult sys­tem to play in, they all that was

‘We’ve had a tough cou­ple of away games and we’ve re­sponded great’

don’t have an out and out striker so they had dif­fer­ent peo­ple bomb­ing in on all the time.

“We got the three points and a cou­ple of goals too, so all in all you’ve got to be happy.”

Mac­cles­field’s up­com­ing op­po­nents Wok­ing are 18th in the Na­tional League ta­ble, hav­ing won three and lost four of their seven matches so far this sea­son.

One of those wins came on Mon­day though, pick­ing up an em­phatic 4-1 vic­tory against Tran­mere.

David Tol­l­i­day

Kieran Kennedy, cen­tre, is con­grat­u­lated af­ter scor­ing the sec­ond goal at Ch­ester on Mon­day

Steve Wat­son

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