The Non-League 100: Macclesfield Town 1968-1970

MACCLESFIELD TOWN spent 15 seasons in the Football League, bowing out in 2012. Whether they get another stab remains to be seen, but for a long time, the Silkmen were one of non-league’s hardy perennials. In 1968, Macclesfield  – founded in 1874 – were  Cheshire League champions for the sixth time. They became one of the founder members of the Northern Premier League (NPL), which was an attempt to introduce a competition to rival the Southern League. They were runaway winners of the inaugural NPL, 12 points ahead of rivals Wigan Athletic. Doubtless Macclesfield had been helped financially by a … Continue reading The Non-League 100: Macclesfield Town 1968-1970