Simpson unimpressed with Silkmen

Sat, 10 Mar 18:56:02 2012

Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson read the riot act to his players, despite watching his side produce a fine fightback from two goals down to earn a draw against Crawley.

The visitors took the lead in the 37th minute when Claude Davis fired a shot into the far corner from 22 yards and they extended their lead two minutes after the break with another long-range bullet from Kyle McFadzean.

But then Gary Alexander missed from six yards in the 78th minute and the Silkmen took advantage with Vinny Mukendi thumping home from six yards in the 84th minute and George Donnelly picking out the top corner in the second minute of injury time.

Simpson said: "I must admit I didn't think they caused us unbelievable problems. We had a couple of chances to get back into the game a little bit earlier and I felt they were starting to feel a little bit sorry for themselves. To be fair I had a little bit of a go at them after the game because they have always showed spirit and given it a go no matter what. But we got sorry for ourselves and then we got a goal and we perked up a bit and then we got another one."

"We keep losing players through injury. Marcus Marshall is now out with ankle ligaments, but are getting points here and there. So we have just got to keep going and keep battling on. If spirit, endeavour and honesty count then these lads deserve to be playing in this league next year.

"If you take the teams we have drawn against in the last four games - Oxford, Bristol Rovers, Crawley and some might laugh but Hereford as well, then they all have resources which are far in excess of ours. So all we can do is keep going, keep putting points on the board and keep putting pressure on everyone else. We know we need a win, everyone knows we need a win, but we will keep going and hope it is just around the corner."


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