On Tuesday 12th December, Hednesford will take a break from league action when they entertain Northern Premier League West table toppers Leek Town in the Staffordshire Senior Cup. It will only be 10 days since the two sides last met, Leek coming out 3-0 winners in the league game at Harrison Park. After an even first half, Leek moved up a gear after the break and goals from Rob Stevenson, Dan Trickett-Smith and Tom Carr gave the home side the three points.
Hednesford have won the Staffordshire Senior Cup three times and have been runners-up twice while Leek have won it just once, finishing as runners-up on seven occasions. Hednesford’s first win came in 1969/70 when they beat Kidderminster Harriers and they also won it in 1973/74 beating Stoke City and again in 2012/13 with a victory over Rushall Olympic. Leek’s only win came in 1995/96 when they beat Newcastle Town.
The Senior Cup is the oldest and most prestigious competition that the Staffordshire FA provides and has been played for since 1881. The present holders are Stafford Rangers who beat Stone OA in the final before being dumped out of this season’s competition 6-0 by Kidsgrove Athletic last week.
Tuesday’s second round tie will kick off at 7.45pm.
ADMISSION PRICES FOR THE GAME ARE
£1 under 16’s
£1 car parking