Frickley out to be cup record breakers

Frickley Athletic's Matty Bloor lifts the Senior Cup trophy, which the Blues will be aiming to win again on Wednesday.
Frickley Athletic's Matty Bloor lifts the Senior Cup trophy, which the Blues will be aiming to win again on Wednesday.

Frickley Athletic fans can still have something to cheer next week when they travel to Bramall Lane for the final of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup final.

While the league season has been a struggle in recent weeks, the Blues have maintained their impressive record in the county cup by reaching the final for the sixth successive year and can become the club to have won the competition the most times if they can triumph at the home of Football League One promotion winners Sheffield United.

In a competition that dates all the way back to 1876 currently the tally stands at 14 final wins apiece for Frickley and Sheffield Wednesday with Worksop Town in third on 12 triumphs.

This year’s final takes place next Wednesday with the Blues up against Shaw Lane AFC in a game kicking off at 7.30pm.

Both teams reached the final last year, but Frickley ended up being awarded with the trophy after their opponents pulled out because of an Evo-Stik League play-off match in the same week.

They have promised to fulfil their commitment this year, although the timing of the game is not great for either side as they have huge league games this Saturday and on Monday.

While Frickley are battling to avoid the drop from the Evo-Stik Premier, Shaw Lane are fighting for promotion from the First Division South and after last weekend’s games were level on points at the top with Witton Albion. The teams have met already this season with the Barnsley side winning 6-2 in an FA Trophy tie.