Buckle ecstatic with Gulls comeback

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Paul Buckle praised his side's comeback as Torquay came from two goals down to claim a dramatic 3-3 draw against Macclesfield.

The Gulls needed a late Guy Branston header to earn a share of the spoils and Buckle was pleased to claim a point.

"We've always got goals in us and we proved it yet again, but, having gone 3-1 down, I thought it was going to be very difficult," the Torquay boss said.

"However, we got back into the game in the right way, in a controlled way. We didn't just lump balls into the box but we got the ball back in behind them.

"In the end we should have won it. Their keeper did some crazy things but he made a magnificent save to deny Jake Robinson in injury time. Jake did well, it was a really bobbly pitch so he did well to keep the ball down and to be fair to the keeper it was a fantastic save that earned his side a point.''

Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson admitted was frustrated to see his side make some careless defensive errors to allow Torquay back into the match.

The Silkmen were 2-0 up at the break and had a 3-1 advantage with just 16 minutes to play but a Jake Robinson penalty and Branston's late goal ensured the spoils were shared.

"We came off at half-time 2-0 up and I wasn't really that content because we hadn't been at the races in the first 20 minutes," Simpson said. "Then we gifted them a goal early in the second half, got one back ourselves then gave away a soft penalty and in the end were done by a flick-on from a long throw, but that's what happens in football.

"We can play some good football at Macclesfield and I know the supporters want us to get the ball down to play some passing football but the pitches are very lively at the moment and you can't do that all the time.

"It's another point in the bank and one more than Stockport and Barnet have got today which edges us just that much further away."

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Guy Branston
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