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Charlotte Takes Heart From Brunton Park Battle

30 December 2018

Macclesfield Town have a large and vibrant support base amongst the town's youngsters and this is something which we are incredibly grateful for. In a new feature, we hear from nine year old Charlotte Harrop who has written us a great article about yesterday's trip to Carlisle United.

At six am I woke up to the sound of my alarm blaring and despite the early start, I bounced out of bed full of excitement in anticipation ahead of the game.

It was a 141 mile trip up the motorway before we got to Brunton Park, ready to cheer our boys in blue on and despite this, I boarded the coach with feelings of excitement - looking forward to what I knew would be a challenging game, especially after Carlisle's fantastic result on Boxing Day! 

However my heroes in blue had put in a gutsy, determined performance which was full of passion that day too as we all had a great day out at Notts County!

Following a stop for lunch to refuel, we were back on the road and it wasn't long before news of our patched up squad was received - but I still had belief that we could go and win the game.

We arrived with time to spare at Brunton Park so I eagerly took my place to watch the lads prepare for kick off. It was really cold up in the stands, but after a warm drink I was ready for the game to begin.

Minutes before kick-off the nerves arrived as they always do before every game, but as the team huddled together everyone knew that we were in the centre of them - in spirit at least. 

What a start from Macc it was too. When Scott put us ahead with that brilliant goal, I had a really good feeling about the game as a whole. It was brilliant being in the away end with so many people singing songs and getting behind the team.

You could tell that the team were fighting for everything and we were so unlucky to come away with nothing to show from another great performance.

To concede so late to was a horrible ending to a really exciting game, but we win together and we lose together - I guess that's what makes our club so special at the minute.

I was so proud of all the team yesterday. They never gave up and that meant that I didn't feel too bad on the long journey home. The game had gone, but I was still excited for what will happen over the next few months because this team are certainly improving week by week.

I can't wait for Tuesday's game with Tranmere Rovers now, I just know that we are going to go out there and claim another win!



We would like to thank Charlotte for this and for her brilliant support. We will be hearing more from her over the coming weeks, as well as many more of our younger fans!

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