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Penkridge - 3 v 1 - Redgate Clayton Reserves

Monday 21 March 2016 saw the 119th Challenge Cup Final take place at Brocton FC, when 2009 Runners Up Penkridge FC took on fellow Staffordshire…

The game got off to a fiery start when Penkridge seized the initiative after just 2 minutes to take a 1-0 lead, however Redgate quickly replied and the scores were back on level terms at 1-1 within 5 minutes.

The football flowed nicely around the Silkmore Lane pitch, with both of the sides creating good chances, however it was the Penkridge pressure on the Redgate goal which proved more dangerous before the half time whistle when they regained the lead on 34 minutes thanks to an own goal.

The game got back underway for the second half and Redgate battled hard to find an equaliser, however Penkridge again hit home in the 67th minute to wrap up a 3-1 victory against a higher division opposition and went on to lift the cup for the first time in their history.

We would like to extend our thanks to Brocton FC for our use of their excellent facilities and for those in attendance who will surely have enjoyed an exciting game.

We return to County Cup Final action in April with the following finals:

Thursday 7 April 2016
Sam Kimberley Trophy Final
Hawkins Inex v Silverdale Athletic U21
@ Stafford Rangers FC (7.30pm kick off)
Admission: £3.00 / £1.00

Monday 11 April 2016
Senior Vase Final
Heath Hayes v Lichfield City
@ Stafford Rangers FC (7.30pm kick off)
Admission: £6.00 / £3.00

Tuesday 12 April 2016
County Youth Challenge Cup Final
Brocton Youth v Uttoxeter Town Youth
@ Rocester FC (7.30pm kick off)
Admission: £3.00 / £1.00

Thursday 14 April 2016
Sunday Challenge Cup Final
Belt Road v Dr Johnson
@ Rushall Olympic FC (7.30pm kick off)
Admission: £3.00 / £1.00

Monday 18 April 2016
Mid week Floodlit Youth Cup Final
Bilston Town v Stourbridge
@ Stafford Rangers FC (7.30pm kick off)
Admission: £4.00 / £2.00

Tuesday 19 April 2016
County Youth U15's Sunday Cup Final
Betley Youth v Hednesford Town YDS
@ Eccleshall FC (7.00pm kick off)
Admission: £3.00 / £1.00

Wednesday 27 April 2016
Senior Cup Final
Kidsgrove Athletic v Rushall Olympic OR Leek Town
@ Port Vale FC (7.45pm kick off)
Admission: £8.00 / £4.00

For more information regarding any of our County Cup competitions please contact Connor Jukes on any of the following:
(E): connor.jukes@staffordshirefa.com
(T): 01785 256994