Macclesfield Town rose into the play-offs in the National League this past weekend, thanks to victory away at Prenton Park against Tranmere Rovers 1-0.

The win mean that the Silkmen had recorded back to back away wins, after defeating local rivals Chester earlier in the week.

Having previously lost to Rovers in the reverse fixture at the Moss Rose, just a week before, Macclesfield manager John Askey spoke of his delight to pick up all three points at one of the toughest trips in the League.

He said: “I’m just pleased with getting the three points. I think we’ve played better and we had a bit of good fortune at times, we could have scored more, but so could they.

“It’s about winning and we got that win, at a place which is probably as hard a place to go to in the league.

“So we are delighted, its turned out to be a very good Christmas, two wins out of three and now we look forward to the next game and to keep improving.

On Boxing Day, Macc slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Tranmere, with both goals for the visitors coming from corners, something which was noticed by Askey.

He added: “We worked on the defending of corners, having conceded two in the reverse fixture it was obvious that we needed to do better.

“We still could have conceded one towards the end, when Ritchie made another good save, but overall we were better equipped to dealing with corners, we were a bigger side today then at home.”


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