Potters Bar and Greenhoff’s to meet in the final of the Staffs FA Sunday Premier Cup



POTTERS Bar will hope to go one better this year and actually get their hands on the Staffs FA Sunday Premier Cup, but local rivals Greenhoff’s may have something to say about that.

The club, who play at Foley Meir’s Whitcombe Road site, were beaten 3-1 by Yates Social in last season’s showpiece, but they will get a second chance to get their hands on the cup after reaching the final for a second successive season with a 4-0 win over Potteries League side Bignall End.

Kyle Stubbs opened the scoring with a fine free-kick, which was bent around the defensive wall and Josh Swinnerton settled any early nerves with a second before half-time.

Steve Davies made it 3-0 and the in-form Pete Williams completed the scoring for Potters Bar who will take on Potteries League side Greenhoff’s in the final, but Greenhoff’s will be keen to add another county title having lifted the TB Williamson Cup in season 2015/16.

Greenhoff’s booked their place with a 5-1 win at Uttoxeter League side Churnet Valley, thanks to a hat-trick from Cal Ward and singles from Callum Feeney and Luke Lewis.

In other cup action, Canal Tavern Kidsgrove remain on course for a Division Four double. They have a 100 per cent record in the league and on Sunday reached the cup final with a 3-1 win at Tam O’Shanter. Chris Roden scored for Tam, but Jimmy Beech (2) and Dave Harry were on target for Canal Tavern, who will meet Birches Head Rangers in the final after they beat Park Inn 7-0 with goals from John Baker (2), Macauley Hall (2), Alex Purcell (2) and Steve Baker.

Halmerend were 3-2 winners at Kidsgrove Plough in the Autonet Insurance League Cup. Callum Middleton, Cole Mohindra and Henry Thirlwall scored for Halmerend, with Damon Rogers and Damian Hobson replying for Kidsgrove.

Cheshire Cheese and Knutton Community are into the Tatters Trophy semi-finals with victories over Brown Edge and Canal Tavern respectively.

Kevin Davis (2), Jamie Mountford, Ryan Morris and James Whitehurst scored for Cheese in their win at Brown Edge, while Dean Watson (2) and Paul Millward earned Knutton a 3-2 win at Canal Tavern.

Redgate Clayton (Callum Lovatt, Jordan Hall) beat Keele University 2-0 in a second-round match.

On to league action, and Sneyd Green moved into second place in the Premier Division with a 2-1 win at Cuckoo Albion. Jordan Benton scored both goals for Sneyd with Shane Potts scoring for Albion.

Jordan Leonard (2) and Danny Forrester earned Barley Mow a 3-0 win at Shamblers and Richard Simcock (2) and Aiden Leech helped White Hart VPR to a 3-2 win over Newcastle Athletic (Archie Ellams, Joe Miles).

Jolly Carter are on a fine run of form and made it five consecutive Di vision One wins with a hard-earned three points at Coach & Horses. Mitch Marcisz was their goal hero, netting a hat-trick, while Mike Holt and Gabby Chimuzinga scored for Coach and Horses.

Division Two leaders Moorlands Athletic were held to a 3-3 draw by third-bottom Marquis of Granby, who held a 1-0 lead at the break, thanks to Courtney Franklin. Callum McDonald and Jimmy Pettit also scored for Marquis, with Louis Washington (2) and Sam Jude scoring for Athletic.

That result gave Railway Inn the chance to close the gap to 10 points with six games in hand, following their 22-0 thumping of bottom club AFC Northwood.

Tom Shea scored six times, with hat-tricks for James Mason and Oliver Haycock.

Sutherland Arms (Danny Brookes 2, Callum Towey, Robbie Lawton and Jordan Mace) earned Sutherland Arms a 5-3 win at The Kiln (Tom Anderson, Tom McNicholas, Ryan Birtles).

FC Gardeners won the big game in Division Three when goals from Ryan Lovatt and Ash Warren earned the leaders a 2-1 win over third-placed Men Unite (Joe Sargeant).

Lee Mountford scored a hat-trick for New Penny in their 6-3 win at Jolly Potters and Joe Ryder scored three times for Caverswall Town in their 4-0 win at Bradwell FC.

Stoke Town were 5-0 winners at Plaza, with Aaron Taft netting twice.

Just one winner in Division Four and it was a big win for bottom club Robin Hood as they beat Birches Head 3-2, thanks to goals from Tom Ward, Phil Bruce and Kristin Boulton.

Breaks Athletic drew 3-3 with White Hart Smallthorne.

Jack Davis, Dan Hardy and Daniel Langham scored for Leek-based Breaks, with Ryan Woodcroft, James Gregory and Dean Beardmore replying for White Hart.

Roaring Meg (Jack Gibbs, Craig Tristram) drew 2-2 with Liquor Vaults (Ryan Woolridge, Brad Wooliscroft) and Wolstanton High Street drew 3-3 with AFC Castle Mona.

Danny Harrop netted twice for Wolstanton, with Joe Redgate netting the other goal, while Josh Rushton, Josh Williams and Joe Beeston were on target for Castle Mona.





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