The Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup returns to Sandy Lane tomorrow night as Worksop welcome Stocksbridge Park Steels FC.
The Tigers went out at the first round stage last season to Sheffield FC and the competition was eventually won by Shaw Lane AFC.
This tournament has given us some great success down the years, winning the tournament a whopping 12 times, most notably in the 2011/12 season when defeating Frickley Athletic 3-2 at Hillsborough, Jamie Jackson scored a brace and Owain Warlow helped the Tigers to another Sheffield & Hallamshire cup victory.
Our visitors have also produced resounding success in this tournament winning the competition five times, the last time they won the 141 year old trophy was back in 2008/09 season when the Steels defeated Brodsworth Welfare 3-0 at Hillsborough.
Worksop come into the match on a five game unbeaten run, the last game for the Tigers was a frustrating affair with Rainworth. We stole a point in the very last seconds through Rhys Davies’ direct run and finish, Hindley was notably agitated by the performance and will be looking for more encouraging signs tomorrow evening.
Our visitors have had an up and down type of season regards form so far, winning two games and losing three of their last five. Stocksbridge come into the game on the receiving end of a 4-1 thumping at the hands of Atherton Colliery in the FA trophy preliminary round.
Our visitors will prove a tough test for Worksop, the Steels are a league above the Tigers in the Evo-Stik Division 1 league, therefore, the game will be a great test for Ryan and his boys to show everyone that they can compete against the big boys of the Evo-Stik. Both sides have made relatively good starts to the season with Stocksbridge currently in 3rd and Worksop currently 5th in the NCEL Premier Division.
Boss Ryan Hindley mentioned in his interview after Saturday’s match that he will be rotating the squad to give players game time and regular members of the squad a well needed rest, Lee Hill returns from suspension and will be one of many looking to stamp his mark on the starting eleven.