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A Message From Dave Roberts

4 May 2020

Last weekend, we marked the fiftieth anniversary of Macclesfield Town's inaugural FA Trophy success at Wembley Stadium.

Although half a century may have elapsed since that glorious day, the memories which it conjured up remain as vibrant as ever for all those present.

Further to this, we received the below email from Dave Roberts - who was a member of that illustrious side fifty years ago.

Here it is in full -

Firstly, let me thank Geoff Findlow for all his efforts over the years in keeping members of the successful team in contact - it's much appreciated by us all!

50 years, my how it flies.  

My recollections are not just of the fantastic occasion of Wembley, but also of the extreme efforts of all connected with the Club

At this time the team were competing on all fronts, playing sometimes three or four times a week - trying to complete an amazing schedule.  

We were the first team to win the inaugural Northern Premier League and I recall Dennis Fidler saying "there's
a new competition, the FA Trophy, we might as well win that too!"

Thanks go to all our amazing fans, who travelled everywhere supporting us.  

At Wembley we seemed to outnumber Telford supporters 2 to 1.  The welcome on our return to Macclesfield could not have been better.

Unfortunately, several of our team mates are no longer with us and we miss them all.  

To those of us still capable of keeping the memories - God bless you all and to the present team.

'Come on you Silkmen!'

Dave Roberts


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