On This Day: Macclesfield Town 3 v 2 Wealdstone. GMVC. 22nd March 1988

Peter Wragg’s Vauxhall Conference newcomers took on Wealdstone at the Moss Rose thirty years ago today and emerged victorious in a pulsating encounter.

Having taken a share of the spoils at Weymouth three days earlier, The Silkmen returned home to face a stern test against a side who were then one of the most feared opponents outside the Football League.

Micky Roberts opened the scoring for the home side that day and set Wragg’s side on course for maximum points.

Although parity was restored shortly after, Jim Connor scored his second goal in as many matches to put Macc back in the ascendancy.

The Silkmen were once again pegged back and for a time, much of the 753 spectators anticipated that the honours would end even.


Steve Burr scored our crucial third goal against Wealdstone thirty years today. (Pic courtesy of Keith Wilson).

Steve Burr had other ideas though, as he fired our third goal to seal the dramatic victory.

Macc would end their inaugural season in the fifth tier in a respectable eleventh position that year, as Wraggy’s boys proved more than a match for most of the country’s non league elites.

Macclesfield Town: Zelem, Roberts, Shaw, Edwards, Hardman, Connor, Askey J, Hanlon, Coleman (Tobin), Burr, Mountford (Grant)



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