Match Preview: Kidsgrove Athletic (A)

The Pitmen can put league issues to one side this evening as they try and make the final of the Staffordshire Senior Cup when they head to Kidsgrove Athletic.

The semi-final clash with Kidsgrove is subject to a 4pm pitch inspection though with heavy rain having fallen overnight and throughout the early part of today.
NOTE: Pitch inspection now brought forward to 2.30pm

This will be just our second ever competitive fixture against our North Staffordshire rivals, with the first clash having taken place some seven years ago. On that January evening in 2009 a 3-1 triumph for Dean Edwards’ side saw us move into the fourth round of the Northern Premier League Cup.

Our hosts this evening have had a mixed season to date and currently sit in 17th position in the Evo-Stik First Division South league.

They do have two former Hednesford players among their ranks, with midfielder Ross Davidson and striker Nick Wellecomme both now appearing for Kidsgrove.

Ahead of the game manager Frank Sinclair said:

“We won’t be taking the challenge that Kidsgrove pose lightly. They will be seeing it as a chance to knock out a side that are higher up the pyramid.

“For us though we are going into the game looking to get that win which will see us playing a cup final on a league ground at the end of the season.”

Andy Todd is set to be the only absentee as he continues his recovery from injury. The game kicks off at the usual time of 7.45pm.

Ground Address:
The Novus Stadium
Holinwood Road
Kidsgrove
Stoke on Trent
ST7 1BQ

Admission Prices:
£7 Adult
£4 Concessions Free U16s

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