Another stint on commentary for this trip to the Midlands – and the first win I have called this season. Not a classic game by any means, but a big three points after the disappointment against Woking last week.
A strange season, which saw us within touching distance of the play-offs for much of the season, without ever looking likely to break into the top 5. A ninth place finish was not a disaster by any means though.
The FA Trophy run was a bright spark, with a battling victory over Tranmere in the semi-final the high point. The Wembley showpiece was a step too far, as a Jon Parkin inspired York took home the trophy after a 3-2 win.
These are my thoughts on how each player performed in 2016/17 – all players started the season as a 5/10.
Ground number 141
First visit – 25/2/17 (Dulwich Hamlet 2-2 Macclesfield – FA Trophy Quarter Final)
FA Trophy final quarter final day and the draw had thrown up a tricky encounter at Dulwich Hamlet. Another in the category of may not get chance to watch Macc here again – so best go just in case.
New ground number 138
First visit = 15/10/16 North Ferriby 1-4 Macclesfield (FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round)
A trip to Conference new boys North Ferriby United was the draw handed to Macc this season in the final qualifying round of the FA Cup. So my first trip to Grange Lane was moved forward from the scheduled league game in January.