Match Preview: Senior Challenge Cup

Senior Challenge Cup @ Port Vale, Monday 17th April

Senior Challenge Cup

  • Leek Town vs Rushall Olympic 
  • Monday 17th April – 7:45pm 
  • Port Vale FC, Hamil Rd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW
  • Adults £10.00 / Concessions £5.00 / U16s Free

Leek Town
On the route of this Final, Leek have shown that they know how to score goals with all of their matches being 3-0 wins. The fact they also kept a clean sheet in all of their Senior Challenge Cup fixtures is impressive as it shows that they are not only a side that can score goals, but can defend well too. Leek current find themselves in the Northern Premier League fighting at the top of the table. One of Leek’s stand out historic achievements was making it to the FA Trophy Final in 1989/90 season and being the only team to win the Staffordshire County League undefeated. They are a team that knows how to win and will be ones to watch as they look at add their second Senior Challenge Cup trophy to their cabinet, their first coming back in 1996 when they beat Newcastle Town 4-3. 

Leek Town’s Route To The Final
Round 2: Leek Town FC 3 - 0 Hednesford Town FC
Quarter-Final: Stafford Rangers FC 0 - 3 Leek Town FC
Semi-Final: Leek Town FC 3 - 0 Kidsgrove Athletic FC

Rushall Olympic 
Founded in 1983 and playing their home games at Dale Lane, Rushall Olympic are managed by Liam McDonald. Under his guidance, they are currently playing in the Southern League Premier Central and are in 5th place. On this route to the final, although receiving a walkover in the 2nd Round, they’ve proven they deserve to be in this Senior Challenge Cup Final as they went on to beat their next two opponents by scoring 6 goals in both. This final is looking like there will be goals and Rushall will be wanting those goals to go in their favour. Rushall will want to add this trophy to their cabinet and see their season finish with a piece of domestic silverware and having their names back on the list of winners as they haven’t won the trophy since 2016.

Rushall Olympic’s Route To The Final
Round 2: Bliston Town A - W Rushall Olympic FC
Quarter-Final: Sporting Khalsa FC 1 - 6 Rushall Olympic FC
Semi-Final: Rushall Olympic FC 6 - 3 Port Vale FC

Match Officials
Referee: Greg Rollason
Assistant 1: Craig Taylor
Assistant 2: Thomas Wall
4th Official: James Henderson

Tickets for this fixture must be purchased in advance, either online by clicking here, or in person from the Vale Park ticket office on the day of the game from 6pm onwards.
Adult tickets are priced at £10, concessions at £5, and under-16s go free. Car Parks C, B, and Synectics Solutions will be open to park for free.

Match Programme
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There will be no physical match programmes available for purchase on the day of the fixture. Therefore, we highly recommend that you download the digital version beforehand to ensure you have all the information you need for the upcoming match. With the digital match programme, you can easily access it at any time, whether you are at home, in transit or at the event, making it a convenient and efficient option for all attendees.