John McCombe was delighted with Macclesfield Town’s FA Cup victory at the weekend, as they overcame a difficult away trip at Walsall to progress to the Second Round.

After easing past North Ferriby in the Fourth Qualifying round, the League One side proved to be a much different challenge, and McCombe was pleased with the game on the whole.

“I’m buzzing with the win; to come to a League One team like Walsall who are on a good run of form and get the win is fantastic. I thought we played well and deserved the victory in the end”.

There was only one goal scored during the game, which was scored by the man himself, which no doubt left him with a huge smile on his face come the final whistle.

“I always like to get forward and try to score goals, and recently I haven’t got as many goals as I’d like but I was pleased with that one.

“I knew Danny Whitaker would put a good ball in so I just tried to get in the right position and guide it in the net so I was happy with that”.

As well as the glory that comes with a win in the FA Cup, the financial benefits are also very significant, something McCombe picked up on post-match.

“It’s vital for a club like us. We don’t have the biggest financial backing as we’re a small club, but we’re a good team and we’re one of the better teams in the National League so hopefully we can use that money to kick on and hopefully push on towards getting in the top five at the end of the season”.

With the draw for the next round scheduled for 7:10PM tonight, McCombe admits he doesn’t have a preference as to who the Silkmen face next in the competition.

“I’m not too fussed really, we’ve already come to a League One club and won so we know we can beat anyone – hopefully now we can get through to the Third Round where we can draw one of the big teams”.

The attention for Macclesfield now turns to next weekend, where the Silkmen host National League leaders Forest Green Rovers, and McCombe is hopeful of a good result at Moss Rose.

“They’re flying at the moment and we’ve got some hard games coming up in November so if we can do well in that one and get three points we can kick on hopefully”.


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