Former Silkman Branagan Hoping That Macclesfield Will Lift The Trophy For The Fans

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Former Macclesfield Town goalkeeper Ritchie Branagan is hoping that his old club can lift the FA Trophy this weekend.

The Silkmen play York City in the final of the competition at Wembley stadium on Sunday.

Ahead of the game, Branagan said: “I hope they can win it for my friends and the supporters of the club, it will be good for them to enjoy success.

“I’m hoping to get down with a couple of the lads at Chorley, Dale (Whitham) and Scott (Leather) as we have mates at the club.

“So we are hoping to get down to Wembley and I will be so happy for the people there if they can go and lift the FA Trophy.”

The Cheshire club finished the season 9th in the league table some 14 points out of the playoffs.

But the former Silkmen keeper, who spent four years at Moss Rose, believes that success on Sunday can be great for the club as they look to build for next season.

He said: “It will be good for the club as they haven’t been able to break the barrier and get into the playoffs.

“So I think it’s great for the fans as they get a trip to Wembley and it gives them a chance to have a taste of success and give them a push to get into the playoffs in their league for next season.”

York meanwhile will be looking to use the final as a way of bringing some light on the season having suffered relegation to the Vanarama National League North and the former Salford City keeper believes that the Minstermen could take the view of they have nothing to lose mentality going into the game.

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Freelance Journalist based in the North of England. Having supported Chorley FC for the majority of his life, Richard moved down to Stoke-on-Trent to study Journalism at Staffordshire University in 2011, he graduated with a 2:1 three years later. He has since worked as Press Officer of Nantwich Town between 2014-2016 and led the coverage of the Dabbers run to the FA Trophy semi-final in 2016. Richard also wrote and published his first book in May 2016 about Nantwich Town and their greatest moment when the club won the FA Vase in 2006. The book is entitled When Nantwich Turned The Vase Green. Richard can often be found at games on a Saturday covering matches for a a number of newspapers across England.

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