Burton boss salutes 'back-from-the-dead' comeback

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Burton manager Paul Peschisolido hailed his side as they "came back from the dead" to claim three huge points in their battle to avoid relegation from the Football League.

The Brewers appeared to be heading for defeat after Emile Sinclair's 81st-minute header had re-established Macclesfield's lead and put the visitors 2-1 in front but Adam Bolder's header dramatically levelled things with just four minutes remaining before Sam Winnall then converted an 89th-minute penalty to wrap up a memorable 3-2 triumph.

Peschisolido said: "We came back from the dead - it was a great response by the boys."

He added: "I thought we played alright, although it wasn't a great performance, but that's what you expect when you're down near the bottom of the table and confidence is lacking.

"It's a fantastic win because of the way we've done it by coming from a goal down on two occasions and scoring late in the game. It's a great credit to the boys, who still believe we're in a false position.

"Hopefully, with the games we have in hand, we'll prove we're worthy of climbing up the table. We made it hard for ourselves by conceding another early goal - that's three games running now - and it didn't help that it looked to be offside.


"We got level and then made it hard for ourselves by allowing a free header. But Adam Bolder's got the goal he's been threatening all season and the penalty at the end made us all so happy."

Sinclair had opened the scoring for the Silkmen with just 22 seconds on the clock before Calvin Zola equalised just before half-time and not for the first time following the late drama, Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson was left to rue his side's inability to stay strong and hold on for all three points.

"We just contrived to throw it away in the last five minutes after all the hard work we'd put in to get ourselves back in front," he said. "All we had to do was block them out for the last few minutes, but the goal we gave away for the equaliser was scandalous - to let the smallest player on the pitch head it in. I don't have any complaints about the penalty at the end.

"It's not the first time this has happened this season where we've dropped points from a winning position. We seem to lack that mental strength and toughness to see the job through when we get to the sharp end of games."

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