Macclesfield Town assistant manager Steve Watson insists that there is no need to panic following his side’s 2-0 home defeat to Boreham Wood on Saturday.
The Silkmen came up short in the match after goals from Kenny Davis and Danny Woodards earned Boreham Wood all three points.
It was just Macclesfield’s second defeat in their last nine games, and Watson insists that the players will bounce back from the defeat.
“We’re not going to get carried away with one defeat, it was a bad day at the office and it just
happened that every player had an off day at the same time,” he said.
“One result doesn’t make us a bad team, and we aren’t going to focus on the defeat. The lads were disappointed, you could see it in the dressing room.
“We’ll be training this week, trying to get back to the tempo we’ve been playing at for the rest of the season.”
The defeat has left Macclesfield in fifth place in the National League table, five points behind top of the table Forest Green.
Boreham Wood have now won back to back league matches and have moved into the top half of the table after the triumph over Macc.
Watson’s men failed to create many significant chances in the game, and Watson felt that the team struggled.
“For some reason the lads looked a bit flat and the performance was below the standards that we’ve set ourselves this season,” he said.
“The only real sign of distilling a long period of pressure came after they scored. Obviously we need to apply that type of pressure right from the off, not just after we go a goal down.”
The Silkmen will now hope that they can return to winning ways when they’re in FA Cup action this weekend.
They make the trip to Grange Lane to take on North Ferriby United, knowing that a victory will put them in the first round proper of the competition.
North Ferriby are in 22nd place in the National League and have struggled recently, losing their last five matches in a row.
Their last game saw them suffer a 3-0 defeat at home to top of the table Forest Green Rovers.
Ethan Pinnock gave the visitors the lead just before half-time, before Charlie Clough doubled the lead in the second half.
Christian Doidge then wrapped up the win in stoppage time when he got on the scoresheet to hand Forest Green the comfortable win.
Macc were victorious in last season’s fourth qualifying round, picking up a 3-2 victory over Alfreton Town.
Two goals from Kristian Dennis and a strike from Paul Turnbull earned the Silkmen the victory on that occasion.