Macclesfield Town captain Andy Halls admits the Silkmen did not start well enough against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, after slipping to a 1-0 defeat.

The only goal came after two minutes to give the visitors three points, and Macc were unable to find an equalising goal.

“Everyone’s disappointed with the result, and the performance really,” Halls said. “I don’t think we got going, we gave them a head start and if you give a good team a head start you’re never going to get back into the game.

“We started quite sloppy, and as I said gave them a head start; we wanted to start on the front foot and take the game to them being at home, but it’s just difficult to say why and put a finger on the reasons why but we’ve got to find those reasons and eradicate them for Saturday”.

Chances in the game on the whole were few and far for both sides, with the Silkmen only having a handful of opportunities to get on level terms.

“It just seemed like we were missing that end product or piece of the jigsaw if you like,” explained Halls. “We had a lot of the ball in the second half but didn’t create any chances which is obviously disappointing all round after conceding early and not creating enough chances to get an equaliser”.

John Askey’s men now face an away trip to Aldershot, where Halls is hoping for a change of fortune in the league for Macclesfield.

“Hopefully against Aldershot we can get a better result and have a better performance, all the lads were hurting in the changing room so we’ve got to come back to training and put things right, and hopefully get three points on Saturday”.


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