PETER Griffin has paid a special thank you to the 377 Maidenhead United supporters who travelled to Port Vale on Sunday.

Magpies made the 300-mile round trip to Vale Park and fans supported their team with chants of ‘We are Maidenhead’ and ‘Berkshire’ throughout the tie.

There were scenes of jubilation at the full-time whistle after a 1-1 draw, and Griffin believes they thoroughly deserved something to cheer.

The Maidenhead chairman said: “We’ve got fantastic support and Alan Devonshire will always say one of the reasons he came back to the club where he started his managerial career at is the supporters.

“They were amazing on Sunday, they never stopped. They didn’t just sing when they were winning, they sung all the way through.

“You just can’t believe how much that means and how much the fans deserve that, amongst everyone else.

“The directors, the players, the manager, but the supporters are the ones who will remember this for however long.

“My son [Oscar, 11] was there on Sunday and it was something you tell the grandkids about, and he will do that so it’s just fantastic.

“The travelling support was amazing on Sunday, so they thoroughly deserve something to cheer.”

READ more from our Maidenhead United special inside the Observer this Friday.