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The Complete History Of Our Trips To Swindon

1 August 2018

Macclesfield Town have travelled to The County Ground on three previous occasions over the years and as we look ahead to this Saturday's EFL curtain raiser, we take a look back at each of these.

The first time Macc travelled to Wiltshire was on a bitterly cold January afternoon in 2007.

Paul Ince's side were in the midst of completing an inspiring great escape act at the time, yet the former Manchester United and England midfielder suffered a rare defeat that afternoon thanks to strikes from Ricky Shakes and Lee Peacock either side of half-time.

Our next trip came almost five years to the day after our first - as Gary Simpson's side fell to a 1 - 0 defeat in our last EFL campaign.

We have also made the journey to face The Robins in the FA Cup as a National League side of course and it is a game etched into the memories of anyone who attended.

Steve King's Macclesfield Town side faced the Wiltshire outfit with the odds stacked against them - yet a gallant performance saw the travelling contingent witness a pulsating giant-killing act.

Tony Diagne broke the deadlock with a spectacular 35 yard free kick and after Adam Flint was dismissed for the hosts, Louis Thompson compounded the misery on Paulo Di Canio's side by putting through his own net to seal a famous Silkmen victory.

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