The day my dream came true
MATT Badcock’s article on the FA Vase (NLP,
September 10) encapsulated the unbridled joy which comes with longterm supporters who never dare dream that their team would stride out on the hallowed Wembley turf.
I saw it in 2016 as Morpeth Town beat Hereford in the Vase final but more personally when my team FC Halifax Town unexpectedly beat Grimsby Town 1-0 to win the FA Trophy.
I have been supporting Halifax for 75 years having seen my first match at the Shay in 1942. Since then I have probably seen twothirds of the games and lots of away matches as well, even though I lived 40 miles away for 41 of those years!
Last May, I watched in awe with my wife, my son, my two grandchildren and my daughter, who had flown over from Tanzania just to get to the game.
Even though Halifax had been relegated to National League North on the final day of the season, the FA Trophy final was a day never to be forgotten. NEVILLE LUMB