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On This Day 2: Barnet 0 v 1 Macclesfield Town

4 April 2020

Fifty years ago today, Macclesfield Town booked their place at the inaugural FA Trophy Final, with a 1 - 0 victory against Barnet.

Played at Stoke City's Victoria Ground, a crowd of 7,855 saw Frank Beaumont's side reach the Twin Towers for the first time in our history.

The Silkmen had began their Trophy campaign with a 1 - 0 victory over Burscough back in January and had subsequently seen off Gainsborough Trinity, Bangor City and Burton Albion en-route to the semi-final clash with The Bees.

The Southern League outfit were in some ways an unknown quantity as far as Macc were concerned, as due to the fact that that both clubs resided in the regional leagues it was the first time that they had ever met.

The tie proved to be a cagey affair - which was understandable do to the ultimate prize which was at stake.

Despite this, Beaumont's side would reign supreme thanks to a solitary Dick Young goal that afternoon which sent The Silkmen to Wembley.

The Silkmen fans rejoiced throughout the night - yet with Macc still fighting for silverware on three other fronts and games scheduled for pretty much every other day, that illustrious side knew that history would continue to be written with devastating regularity.

Macclesfield Town: Cooke, Berry, Bennett, Beaumont, Collins, Roberts (Sievwright), Lyon, Fidler B, Young, Corfield, Fidler D.


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