Kidsgrove Athletic – 1 v 4 – Rushall Olympic

Wednesday 27th April 2016 saw the 124th Senior Challenge Cup Final take place when Rushall Olympic claimed their second title in three years as they…

The miserable weather conditions didn’t put a dampener on a well anticipated final as both sides arrived confident of repeating their previous success and lifting the trophy at the end of the night.

The game got off to a quick start, and it was Kidsgrove who took an early lead through a Jordan Johnson finish after just 11 minutes, giving them the early advantage. Rushall were quick to respond when Jack Duggan headed home from a corner on 19 minutes, levelling the scores at 1-1.

There was some good passages of play by both sides; however it was the Rushall side who took the lead on 24 minutes when Alex Reid fired home. Mitchell Tolley doubled their lead before the half time on 33 minutes when he struck a stunning 20 yard volley leaving the Kidsgrove goalkeeper no chance.

Half Time Score: Kidsgrove Athletic – 1 v 4 – Rushall Olympic

With Rushall heading out for the second half with a 2 goal advantage, both sides knew that the next goal in the match would be crucial and it was Rushall who delivered after just one minute when Alex Reid bagged his second goal of the game in the 46th minute to give his side an unassailable lead.

Both teams worked hard to find the net again, however there were no further goals and Rushall were crowned County Champions as they lifted the trophy.

We would like to extend our thanks to Port Vale FC for our use of their excellent facilities and for all 431 in attendance that will surely have enjoyed an exciting game.

We return to County Cup Final action before the end of the season with the following finals:

Monday 9 May 2016
Walsall Senior Cup Final
Lichfield City v Rushall Olympic
@ Chasetown FC (7.45pm kick off)
Admission: £8.00 / £4.00

Tuesday 10 May 2016
Sunday Challenge Cup Final (Rearranged)
Belt Road v Dr Johnson
@ Walsall Wood FC (7.30pm kick off)
"A Quids In" - £1.00 Admission

Thursday 12 May 2016
County Youth U16's Sunday Cup Final
Silverdale v  Shamblers Juniors / Wednesfield
@ Brocton FC / Sporting Khalsa FC (6.30pm kick off)
Admission: £3.00 / £1.00

For more information regarding any of our County Cup competitions please contact Connor Jukes on any of the following:
(T): 01785 256994