Horton relishing Macc challenge

Sat, 24 Mar 10:37:54 2012

Macclesfield manager Brian Horton insists he is loving life at Macclesfield despite only seeing his side take a point against Barnet.

Matt Smith missed a sitter for Macc in the first half but Barnet dominated the second, Izale McLeod wasting a golden opportunity in the 70th minute when he stumbled with an open goal at his mercy.

Horton said: "I have been watching games and doing my job. I am going to Bradford v Gillingham tomorrow because we play them both and I can't wait.

"You don't always get what you want in life you have to work for it. I thought in the first half we were better than them and should have scored after two or three minutes from a great free kick.

"(Matthew) Hamshaw put a great ball in the box and Matt Smith should have scored, but you can't blame the lad his face was black and blue before the game and he had a bad ankle. I've not had a lot of time to work on anything really with playing on both Tuesday and Friday night."

Lawrie Sanchez was pleased to provide Barnet's travelling away support with a good performance.

Sanchez said: "We are better away from home than we are at home. I don't know why but our small band of fans did brilliantly to travel all this way on a Friday night and they are infectious. It's hard for the football team, so for the fans it's very difficult.

"I am really pleased with the performance. I cant take anything away from it, only a goal would have been so much better.

"We are consistent in our inconsistency. We are a lot better team away from home than we are at home. We now have to beat Torquay and feed off everything our away fans bring to us.

"When you see a performance like that you know we can stay up. This was a tough game, Macc will have said 'they can beat us', they will have said 'we can win this one'."


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