FA heart­break but Silk­men did us proud

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

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