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Frank Beaumont's "Wonder Team" In Facts And Figures

2 May 2020

The 1969/70 season was a record-breaking one for The Silkmen, as Frank Beaumont's side etched their names into our history forevermore.

Compiled by Life President Geoff Findlow, here are just some of their many achievements during that remarkable campaign -

The team won the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium in the competition's inaugural season.

The Silkmen became league champions for the third consecutive season - a club record.

In addition to winning the FA Trophy and Northern Premier League, the team won the North West Floodlit Cup and were finalists in the Northern Premier League Cup.

15,000 Silkmen supporters were at Wembley on May 2nd 1970 - a club record for number of our supporters at one game.

An estimated 30,000 people were on the streets of Macclesfield to welcome the team home from Wembley - a town record for any occasion within it's history.

The team played the last seven games of the season within twelve days. This included six consecutive away games in ten days - two club records, unlikely to ever be beaten!

The team played a total of sixty-eight games during the 1969/70 campaign - another club record.

Despite the record number of games played, the first team squad consisted of only fifteen players - one of the smallest squad's in the club's history.

The attendance at the Moss Rose for the last game of the season was 6,833 and was a Northern Premier League record. No home attendance has exceeded this since.

The team were named "Team of the Year" by the Daily Express newspaper - the only time that the accolade has been given to a non-league side.

 


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