Its cup football Tuesday again, with a Staffs Senior Cup tie. While no money is at stake in this competition, there is local pride on the table as we are the holders of the Staffs Senior Cup, and I am sure we want another visit to a League venue in the Potteries again.
This Tuesday we are at home to West Midlands League side, Wolverhampton Casuals. Do not be put off by their step 7 standing as they lie third in their league having won 17 of their 28 league games and have 58 points and a positive goal difference of 48, and remember we lost in the Walsall Senior Cup to Lye Town from step 6. They will come to us full of confidence as their last away game last month saw them win 7-0 at Black Country Rangers, so they will be looking to pull off a shock if they can knock out the holders.
This tie is a quarter final, and we hope to be in the hat for the semi-final. Rushall Olympic have already won through (beat Hednesford) and tonight Stone Old Alleynians entertain Stoke City, while the Kidsgrove v Newcastle tie takes place next week.
Andy and Alex intimated that their may be some changes for this game. Players may be rested for the trip to Scarborough in mind and some squad players may get much needed game time, as well as giving some of the youngsters a run out. In any event we will still put out a strong side capable of extending our run in this seasons Staffs Senior Cup. Please come on down to give the team the support they deserve.
Games we have played on February 5th this century.
2000 Tiverton H 2-1 Southern League Division 1 West
2005 Hinkley H 1-1 Conference North
2008 Tamworth A 1-2 FA Trophy round 3 replay
2011 Nuneaton H 1-2 Conference North