Simpson hails fighting spirit
Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson was delighted by his side's refusal to give up in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle at Moss Rose.
George Donnelly rose to nod home Marcus Marshall's cross four minutes into second-half stoppage time in the League Two clash to cancel out Conor Hourihane's opener for the visitors, leaving Simpson ecstatic.
"I was relieved to see the late equaliser. Of course I am relieved. We are 1-0 down with seconds to go so to get an equaliser feels like a win," he said.
"We wanted to try to win but it was a game we could not afford to lose so in the end I've got mixed emotions, but I am glad we came away with something.
"From the 28th of December my squad has been decimated. We lost six or seven players in one game against Accrington and since then I have had between eight and 12 players out for every game. Here I had 12 out with another suspended, so we are having to put square pegs in round holes.
"People think I am making excuses but it's just the way it is. The boys are battling their socks off for each other. There is a never-say-die spirit and we kept going and kept going and got a goal."