Match Preview: Stafford Rangers – SSC Final

Hednesford Town can turn their attentions away from Evo-Stik League action this evening when we take on local rivals Stafford Rangers in the Staffordshire Senior Cup Final.

After seeing off Lichfield City, Newcastle Town and Stoke City the Pitmen will be aiming to earn one more victory in this season’s competition against our biggest rivals from across the Chase.

It is five years since we last made it to the final of this competition – when we defeated Rushall Olympic at Vale Park on the way to a memorable treble – while Rangers were also victorious in their last final appearance back in 2015.

The Pitmen hold the advantage this season when it comes to head-to-head having defeated Stafford 1-0 at Marston Road and 2-1 at Keys Park.

Manager Rob Smith is set to be without Sam Oji through injury and Louis Harris, who is still serving a suspension in this competition, but otherwise will have a full squad to choose from.

He said:

“We are all really looking forward to this game – even more so with it being against Stafford Rangers. I think it is great that the final will be a local derby and we know what it means to everyone at the club.

“So far this season we have the bragging rights, so with the amazing support I know we will take, it will be great if we can finish the season by winning the cup. This is the first part of a massive week for us and let’s hope we end it with a trophy and another final to look forward to, but we really need all the support we can so please continue to get behind us.”

Hednesford Town supporter’s coaches, minibuses and cars are to be parked on the North Car Park which is located behind the Boothen End Stand.  Stewards will be on hand to direct supporters on the night.

Hednesford supporters will need to enter the stadium via turnstiles 8-9 and will be allocated Blocks 16-18 of the Q-railing Lower Tier.

As Stafford have been drawn as the home team it means that the Pitmen will be wearing their away kit for the match which kicks off at 7.30pm. We’d like to thank all supporters who are planning on making the trip to back us this evening.

Ground Address:
Bet365 Stadium
Stanley Matthews Way
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 4EG

Admission Prices:
£10 Adults
£5 Concessions

 

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