However heartbreaking that was for us at the end, a draw was the minimum that Newport County deserved last night. They are a very decent side, who absolutely battered us for large segments of last night’s game. IMHO Newport County look like they will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season either in terms of automatic promotion, or in the shake up via the play-offs!
Even at 2-0 after 11 minutes, and then 3-2 up in the 96th minute; I never felt 100% confident that we would hold on for the win. When they scored in the 97th minute (despite being absolutely gutted), I just knew it was going to happen!
I could not fault the lads for their passion, endeavour and commitment last night, but we were nowhere near as good tonight as we were on Saturday. However, it was pleasing to see at the end of the game that they were absolutely devastated that the first win had agonisingly eluded them again, which is a clear demonstration of how much passion and commitment they are showing for our beloved club!
The midfield without Danny Whitaker and Callum Evans (I fear that both will be out for some weeks) is far too weak for this league, and we desperately need to strengthen it by hook or by crook!
Fitz’s two penalties were absolute quality, and it was a decent header by Kelleher as well!
There was naivety for their first goal from a corner despite a strong hint of handball; their second was a definite penalty, and the third in the 97th minute was just f%cking heartbreaking!
The 52 Silkmen fans there got behind their team all night, and this was very much appreciated by the team come the end of the game.
The staff at Newport County were very friendly and welcoming, and all of us received a free programme and a cup of coffee in appreciation for our support after a long journey on a Tuesday evening. Many thanks to you all and I sincerely hope that MTFC reciprocate the generosity shown to us when Newport County visit the Moss Rose in April 2019!
Despite a hard earned point against a very decent team away from home (in addition to a very good performance against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday), the other results last night mean we are now four points adrift from all the sides above us. If we don’t win against Notts County on Saturday, Mr Yates position as manager will become untenable despite two reasonable performances against good teams!
We mustget 100% behind the lads for the whole of the game on Saturday, and only if after the game we have not got that first win, must Mr Yates tenure be questioned more forceably by the Silkmen faithful!