Civic reception for Shaymen after historic Wembley triumph

FC Halifax Town civic reception for fans at the Shay. Scott McManus with Andy and Kelly Gilchrist and their twins Thomas and Jack.

FC Halifax Town civic reception for fans at the Shay. Scott McManus with Andy and Kelly Gilchrist and their twins Thomas and Jack.

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Fans and players gathered at MBi Shay Stadium last night in celebration of FC Halifax Town’s triumph against Grimsby at Wembley.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Howard Blagbrough, and Calderdale Council officials also attended the civic recption event which saw new Town merchendise on sale.

Families and friends gathered around the FA Trophy itself with some lucky people able to get a photo with some of the players.

Fc Halifax Town beat The Mariners 1-0 to lift the trophy at Wembley last month - the first time the Shaymen had appeared at the national stadium.