Macclesfield Town assistant manager Steve Watson was pleased that the Silkmen stuck to their task and picked up three points last night away at Southport.

Neill Byrne opened the scoring 13 minutes into the game then two minutes later Anthony Dudley scored his second goal in as many games to double Macc’s lead.Macclesfield Town FC

The hosts scored just before the half-time break but John Askey’s men were able to see the game out to keep their play-off hopes alive.

Speaking to Silkmen Player HD after the game, Watson said: ”In the end it became a bit of a battle but we stuck to the task and got the win, we made it difficult for ourselves but at this stage of the season you’ve got to take your hat off to the boys because it’s another great three points.

“In an ideal world, we would have played like we did for the first 20 minutes for the whole game and hopefully it would have been more comfortable.

“There were some tired legs out there who have gone through a lot of games, but we got what we wanted and we’ve now got to prepare to face Dagenham.”

Both Byrne and Dudley scored headed goals which is something that the Silkmen haven’t done enough of this season according to Watson.

He said: “We haven’t scored enough headed goals this season and that’s one of the things that we need to assess and look at next season.

“They were two very good headed goals, Neill’s attacked it like we know he can and he’s capable of that. From now until the end of the season we’ll be looking at getting one or two more of those! “


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