Club’s history of FA victory
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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