PRESTWICH Heys are still looking for their first point in the North West Counties Premier Division after going down to defeat in front of a bumper Macclesfield crowd on Tuesday night.

Matt Barnes’ men went down 3-1 against the reformed Silkmen with a crowd of 2,121 on hand, the next biggest of the night being the 530 who watched Bury AFC’s 3-1 win at Nelson.

Aaron Dwyer and Lauren Mendy put the hosts two goals to the good before Lee Grimshaw pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time.

Tom Clare restored Macc’s two-goal advantage midway through the second half from the spot after Anthony Potts had been sent off for handball.

“I thought we gave a really good account of ourselves,” Barnes said. “We knew it was going to be tough, we knew it was going to be backs against the walls at times, but it was a great occasion for us.”

Heys have now lost four games out of four in their first season at the level after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Barnoldswick Town, new signing Oscar Campbell scoring what turned out to be a consolation goal 15 minutes from time on his debut,

Campbell, most recently with Irlam, seized the ball in the middle of the park and blasted home a fine effort from 18 yards.

Barnes’ side next turn their attentions to the FA Cup on Saturday when FA Vase holders Warrington Rylands visit Adie Moran Park in a Preliminary Round tie (3pm).