Performance worthy of the greatest stage
MACCLESFIELD Town chairman Mark Blower insists there are still positives to take from Sunday’s FA Trophy final defeat to York City.
There was heartbreak for the Silkmen in the game at Wembley after Macc suffered a narrow 3-2 loss.
While it may have been a frustrating afternoon for the team, Blower is adamant that the club can still look back on the match with pride.
“There may have been some feelings of disappointment after the result but, let’s not forget the huge achievement of even getting to the final, beating Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers on the way,” he told the club’s official website.
“The way the team played at Wembley, the collective team performance, as well as individual performances were worthy of the best stage in English football.
“I haven’t had the final Macclesfield Town attendance figure yet, but each and every fan played their part. The support for the team and the atmosphere created was amazing and I know the players really appreciated it.”
Blower now hopes that the club can use the trip to Wembley as a springboard for future success.
“That was just one game and as important as it was, we can’t lose sight of the season that John, Steve and the players delivered,” he said.
“A 9th place finish in the league, reaching the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and then our day in the sun at Wembley.
“On behalf of everyone at the club I must thank the fans for their support, be that as a fan at one game or every game, or as a sponsor for an advert in the programme or as one of our main partners.
“You are all vital to the sustainability of the club and together as one we can take even bigger steps forward next season.”
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