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MacDonald off the mark

18 August 2013

It meant nothing as we lost says striker

Charlie MacDonald had contrasting emotions after Latics' Sky Bet League 1 match at Peterborough.

There was personal joy after the 32-year-old scored his first goal for Latics, but disappointment that Latics lost at London Road.

MacDonald said: "From a personal point of view it was good for me to get off the mark at my new club.

"It meant nothing other than breaking our goal duck because as a team we would have gone three games without a goal."

MacDonald added Latics created chances and were disappointed to take nothing from the game, especially as James Tarkowski had a great chance to equalise in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

"Tarky is very disappointed as he feels he could have thrown himself at the ball and got us a point. It was not to be and we have to picked ourselves up this week," he said.

MacDonald praised Connor Brown for the delivery for his goal.

"I was in the right place at the right time and, when balls come in of that quality, I will always back myself to get on the end of them. I have made a career for myself doing that as I am a box player and I gobble up chances like that," he continued.

MacDonald described Latics' performance at Peterborough as a "10 fold" improvement on the home defeat by Walsall adding any neutral would probably have said they were the best side at London Road.

He said: "When things go for you - and they have had three wins on the bounce before playing us - you get the luck, but hopefully it will even itself out over the season.

"We need to make sure we play the same way at home to Port Vale on Saturday.

"If we start right and get a goal ahead, I am sure we will score three or four.

"Apart from Walsall, when we were lack lustre, I think overall our performances have been good, but we just need that bit of luck.

"Once we get one win, I am sure we will then get consecutive ones which is what we need as we are a young group and we are still learning.

"It is tough to take when you play well against a good team like Peterborough and come away with nothing." 

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