Per­for­mance wor­thy of the great­est stage

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - SHELDAN KEAY

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.”

An­other chance goes beg­ging for Macc

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