Our biggest FA Trophy final yet
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey thinks reaching the FA Trophy final this year is a bigger achievement than when they have managed it in the past.
The Silkmen will hope to pick up silverware this season when they take on York City at Wembley Stadium on May 21.
It is the fourth time that Macc have reached the final since its inception 47 years ago, with victories coming in 1970 and 1996, while they were also runners up in 1989.
They now have the chance to win the competition again later this month, and Askey thinks this could be the most important triumph yet.
“It’s probably a bigger achievement now than it has been in the past as we’ve beaten the likes of Forest Green and Tranmere Rovers to get here,” he said.
“There are a lot of full time clubs at our level and the level below so it’s a big achievement for us to get there and I couldn’t be more pleased.
“It’s the one competi- tion you have a good chance of winning along with the league, so to get there four times in the last 50 or so years is really good.”
Macclesfield don’t have any more matches before the clash with York later this month, but he insists the three week gap between fixtures won’t be an issue.
“We’ll have a week off from training and then two weeks training for Wembley, so we’ll give it our best shot.
“This week we’ll be around the schools due to the interest generated from Wembley, so hopefully we can promote the club a little bit more than it has done in the past.”
Tickets for the FA Trophy final between Macclesfield and York are now available, with information on how to purchase found on the official Macclesfield Town website.
‘To get there four times in the last 50 or so years is really good going’
Macclesfield boss John Askey