Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - MIKE GLENDIN­NING

MACC Town join in the world’s old­est and most fa­mous cup com­pe­ti­tion this Fri­day, and they want the town to turn out and en­joy the oc­ca­sion.

His­tory-mak­ing FA Cup runs have played a cru­cial part in keep­ing the club afloat in re­cent years.

The Silk­men have seen off Swin­don twice and Cardiff among oth­ers, which has led to some un­for­get­table days at the Moss Rose, when Wi­gan Atheltic, Ever­ton, Sh­effield Wed­nes­day and Bolton Wan­der­ers have played their part in mem­o­rable oc­ca­sions

And as the club is slowly re­gain­ing its firm foot­ing chair­man Mark Blower is call­ing for a great turnout as John Askey and his men wel­come Wrex­ham.

“We’re 15 games into the sea­son now and I think we’d all agree John and Efe are do­ing a fan­tas­tic job,” he told the Ex­press. “I’m sure ev­ery­one’s pleas­antly sur­prised at how well they’re do­ing, but I had ev­ery con­fi­dence John would put to­gether a squad that would com­pete and the com­mit­ment, work rate and to­geth­er­ness is there for all to see, as is John’s phi­los­o­phy to the play the game the right way.

“With the more di­rect foot­ball played by many teams in the Con­fer­ence the team have had to adapt – and they have, bril­liantly.

“Fri­day is a mas­sive game for the club.

“It’s the big­gest in terms of fi­nan­cial re­wards so far this sea­son and we’d love to see a big turnout to support the team in what’s sure to be a tough match, but one we’ll go into with con­fi­dence, par­tic­u­larly as it’s at home.”


Matt Rat­cliffe

●● Paul Lewis (above right) scored on Satur­day to en­sure Macc go into Fri­day night’s cup-tie against Wrex­ham on a high note, though they’ll be with­out Luke Wa­ter­fall (left)

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