I have consulted our resident “statto” and this will be the first ever competitive game away to Brocton, so for many this will be a first visit, and hopefully coincide with a moral lifting win. We have before in competitive action before with Brocton when they came to us on April 23rd, 2013 in a Walsall Senior Cup semi-final. The crowd that night witnessed a right ding dong battle which finished 4-3 in our favour, but for most of the game you would have put money om a Brocton win. That season we went on to the Bescot stadium to beat a Walsall XI and lift the Walsall Senior Cup.
The usual reaction to a Walsall Senior Cup fixture, is to play the fringe players. However, with our current injury situation it appears we must play with what we have, which puts added pressure on players who would value a rest in view of our current league form. While we languish at the foot of the table at step 3, Brocton currently lie third in the step 6 Midland League but have won all 6 of their home league games, so expect a tough game for us.
Please go along to Silkmore Lane to establish a good gate, with revenue to one of our local sides and who knows, the fireworks may explode on the night for a much-needed win.
Games played on November 5th this century
2005 Droylsden A 1-2 Conference North
2011 Chester A 0-2 F A Trophy 2nd qualifying round
2013 Marine A 2-5 Northern Premier League
2016 Warrington H 2-2 Northern Premier League