FA heartbreak but Silkmen did us proud
FANS of Macclesfield Town have expressed their pride and disappointment after they suffered FA Trophy final heartbreak.
The Silkmen twice came from behind before City landed a sucker punch to win 3-2.
Amid the gloom some of 8,700 fans who made the journey to Wembley have spoken of their pride at the team’s performance.
Chris O’Neill, 32, watched with his son Michael, five, and said: “It’s a shame about the result and not seeing them lift trophy, but they made us proud throughout and the opportunity to witness Macclesfield Town at Wembley in itself was easily worth the cost of the ticket.”
Tracy Davies Culkin said she had a ‘Fab day’ despite the disappointment, adding: “The Silkmen did us proud.”
Carol Capper believes the club should stage an open top bus parade regardless of the result.
Paula Thomason enjoyed herself, adding: “The Macc fans were brilliant and the team deserved the win but that’s football.”
Julie Fletcher said: “They played there hearts out, certainly deserve a lot of praise for getting to Wembley, was a fantastic afternoon and the atmosphere was electric.”
Lucy Druce and her sister Jo Boyd went to the game with their families.
She said: “We had a great time and couldn’t have wished for better weather.” Tytherington Juniors cheered their heroes thanks to Oxford Road-based MoneyGuru. com which sponsored the bus they travelled in.
Mike Ransom, managing director who is also a coach for the U10s team, said: “We generated quite a bit of attention on the motorway with a 10ft. reclining ‘Money Guru’ on the sides of the coach. All the lads really enjoyed the trip and supporting the Silkmen – it was a great day out.”