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My Favourite Silkmen Memory: Harry Stokes

2 April 2020

Recently, we asked all our loyal fans to get in touch with us and let us know what their favourite memory involving The Silkmen is. In the first in a series of recollections, Harry Stokes takes us back to last May, when Sol Campbell's side completed a remarkable escape to preserve our EFL status.

My favourite Silkmen memory came on the final day of last season.

Macc were above Notts County by a two point margin and due to the fact that we had a superior goal average, everyone knew that if we secured a point then it would be us who would stay up!

But, what made it so special for me was the fact that I listened to the game live in Portugal 

When we went a goal down to a Paul Lewis strike, I just remember that my nerves were in shreds and this was made worse when Notts County took the lead at Swindon - meaning that we were then in the bottom two.

My stomach was genuinely in knots as I just could not rationalise the fact that as things stood, my beloved Silkmen would be relegated.

Yet I needn't have worried as in the 66th minute Elliott Durrell settled us all down with a clinical strike to put Macc level.

I celebrated like I had done twelve months earlier when we had gloriously won the National League!

Notts County eventually lost 3 - 1 at Swindon, which sent The Magpies down, yet all I was concerned about was the fact that The Silkmen had stayed up.

To say that I was ecstatic was an understatement - nobody really gave us a chance after the start that we had, but against all the odds we had retained our EFL status and I can tell you now that Portugal was absolutely rocking with the news!

I think that my photo sums it all up - what a day!

Tell us about your Silkmen memories by emailing press@mtfc.co.uk and we will feature them on our site!


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