Club’s his­tory of FA vic­tory

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE FA Tro­phy means a lot to Mac­cles­field Town FC.

The Silk­men were the first ever win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion when it was launched in 1970 win­ning 2-0 against Telford United at the old Wem­b­ley sta­dium.

There was a long wait to see Wem­b­ley again, but in 1989 Mac­cles­field faced an­other FA Tro­phy fi­nal show­down with Telford, los­ing 1-0 af­ter ex­tra time. Mac­cles­field made it all the way again seven years later in 1996, in what amounted to their last visit to Wem­b­ley. There the Silk­men beat North­wich Vic­to­ria 3-1 to lift the FA Tro­phy for the sec­ond time. On the books at Macc Town that sea­son was cur­rent man­ager John Askey, who was side­lined with an in­jury for the fi­nal. John said: “We’ve got ev­ery chance of reach­ing Wem­b­ley, and no mat­ter what is thrown at us we’ve just got to roll our sleeves up and have a go and see where it takes us.”

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