Macclesfield Town’s Ollie Norburn says he was happy to see the squad get a draw following a tough start against Tranmere in the first leg of the FA Trophy semi-final.

The Silkmen were a goal down after just two minutes following a contentious penalty decision from the referee, which was converted by Jeff Hughes for Rovers.

Macc fought back from their one-goal deficit though, thanks to Norburn who slotted home at the other end on the hour mark.

Speaking after the game, Norburn told “We’re definitely happy to get the draw. Obviously with the decision – whether it’s a penalty or not – it put us on the back foot from the start and gave them the advantage.

“It felt to us a bit unfair but we got back in the game, dug deep, and we can take it to their place now. The boys feel like the penalty decision was harsh but it just shows that between us lads we can bounce back from that and get back into the game.

“I was pleased to get on the scoresheet definitely, it’s been hard with my injuries, so getting back into the team get getting a nice goal was great. Hopefully we can kick on and get a result at their place now.”


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