Dean Keates slammed his Wrexham side for their “naivety” after watching the Dragons “fall apart” in their heaviest defeat of the season.

Scott Wilson had put Macclesfield Town into a first half lead before Scott Boden replied with little more than 15 minutes remaining with his maiden Dragons goal.

However, Keates felt his side got “carried away with the atmosphere” – Wrexham’s 911 away fans more than a third of the 2,402 attendance. And as the Dragons went in search of a winner they were caught out as Wilson completed his hat-trick and David Fitzpatrick added a fourth to ensure the win to move the Silkmen top of the National League standings.

“It is not good enough, we were on top in the second half,” said Keates. “They were by far the better team in the first half, we were lucky to go in only 1-0 down.

“But we had a reaction in the second half, a lot better and got us right back into the game. (It was) a good goal, Scotty (Boden) has deserved that over the last few weeks, but we kind of got carried away with the atmosphere. I think we had as many fans here as they did, but we lost our discipline a bit and we should have stayed in the game.

“We spoke about it (having calm heads), that was naïve, the last 10-15 minutes there was a lot of naivety, (but) they will learn from it, it has happened and we need to learn from it.”

Read more:

Follow us on Twitter

Contact Us

Editor: Chris Brookes
t: 0191 442 1001
HYPoint, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. NE8 3DA

Get in touch

7 + 9 =

© 2021 Baltic Publications Limited