Eaton relieved to come away with win

After guiding his side back to victory at the weekend, Macclesfield captain Tom Eaton admits he was worried at half time.

“We played poorly in the first half and probably deserved to be down.

“We couldn’t keep hold of the ball so couldn’t create any real chances, if that hadn’t have changed we would have definitely lost the much,” revealed Eaton.

The Blues had to overcome a nine-point deficit at half time to get back into the game, but they did have a stern wind in their favour for the second 40.

“We needed to be more patient and stop trying to score every time we got the ball.

“We talked about that at half time and the wind did allow us to pin them down and play in the right areas of the field.”

Even though the league leaders scored three second half tries, it wasn’t enough to earn them the invaluable bonus point. Fellow promotion chasers Darlington Mowden Park also failed to get one at Chester.

Eaton is now hoping that the Blues don’t live to regret this missed opportunity come the end of the season.

“I was disappointed we didn’t get five (league points), even after the poor first half I thought we would eventually get the fourth try, but again we struggled to keep the ball.

“It’s a shame because Darlington dropped a point so on one hand you could say it doesn’t matter.

“I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be the point that we needed to get,” he said.

The Blues, as have most of the teams in the league, have played nine games in 10 weeks since Christmas in a demanding schedule.

The Macclesfield skipper welcomes the break as it gives the players an opportunity to get themselves ready for the final push.

“It’s good to have a break and recharge the batteries before the big push into the end of the season.

“It’s in our hands and I think anyone would take that if it was offered to them at the start of the season.

“I think there are going to be some twists and turns before the season is over, let’s just hope they are in our favour.”


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