Pilks ex­cited by Wem­b­ley prospect

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town de­fender Ge­orge Pilk­ing­ton ad­mits that the play­ers are dream­ing of Wem­b­ley af­ter reach­ing the FA Tro­phy quar­ter-fi­nals.

The Silk­men pulled off a big win on Satur­day by de­feat­ing For­est Green Rovers 1-0 to move into the fi­nal eight of the com­pe­ti­tion.

They will now take on ei­ther Brantree or Dul­wich Ham­let in the next round, and Pilk­ing­ton is ex­cited at the prospect of get­ting to the fi­nal.

“As the man­ager rightly says it’s a chance to play at Wem­b­ley, and no player in their right mind would turn that down,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site. “I think the early rounds are quite dif­fi­cult in many re­spects to get through, then you get to this stage in the com­pe­ti­tion and it be­comes real, all of a sud­den that with a few good re­sults you can get close to Wem­b­ley.”

For­est Green are one of the main con­tenders for pro­mo­tion from the Na­tional League, show­ing just how im­pres­sive Mac­cles­field’s win was.

Macc suf­fered de­feat to For­est Green when the two teams in in a league clash ear­lier in the sea­son, and Pilk­ing­ton ad­mits that the play­ers had re­venge on their mind.

“Think­ing back to when we played them ear­lier in the sea­son at home and we lost 1-0, I think it’s the first half of foot­ball that most of our lads will re­mem­ber for the wrong rea­sons,” he said. “We couldn’t get the ball off them, and they caused us a lot of prob­lems, but now we have won.”

‘It’s a chance to play at Wem­b­ley and no player would turn that down’

David Tol­l­i­day

David Fitzpatrick in ac­tion for Macc dur­ing the FA Tro­phy win at the week­end

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