Macclesfield manager Daryl McMahon was proud of the efforts of his patched-together side despite their 4-0 FA Cup defeat to seventh-tier side Kingstonian.
Kingstonian eased past a hastily-assembled Macclesfield side with a 4-0 away win that booked the seventh tier club a spot in the second round of the FA Cup.
Macclesfield’s team selection for their FA Cup first round clash with Kingstonian will largely depend on their ability to settle a players’ strike.
Michael Flynn insists he will be staying at Newport despite having been interviewed for the vacant Lincoln manager’s job at the weekend.
Emmanuel Osadebe was Macclesfield’s hero as they held high-flying Newport to a deserved 1-1 draw at Moss Rose.