Steels out to cash in with giant-killing

Stocksbridge Park Steels will look to further boost their FA Cup treasure chest and cause a major upset when they travel to take on Blue Square North side Gainsborough Trinity in the second qualifying round.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th September 2007, 11:01 am
Updated Friday, 28th September 2007, 10:00 am

Steels have already banked 3,250 in prize money and can more than double that if they overcome the stern test that Trinity are sure to provide.

Stocksbridge will start the tie as firm underdogs against a team that competes two divisions higher up the football-pyramid but they have all to gain and nothing to loose.

Gary Marrows men will go into the tie in good form with Tuesday 2-1 league cup success over Mossley making it three wins on the bounce and just one defeat in the last nine.

Dinnington Town will be looking to continue their cup exploits at the expense of visitors Cheadle Town as they look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season, when a disappointing performance at Formby saw them knocked out of the FA Vase 2-1.

It is the first time that Dinnington have entered the FA Cup and they couldn't have wished for a better bow in the world's most famous domestic cup competition and to reach the next round would be an exceptional achievement. Steve Toyne's men have already accounted for Maltby Main, Rossendale United and Penrith Town after a replay taking their cup earnings to close to the 4000 mark.

And they possibly won't get a better chance of progressing against a Cheadle side that are next to bottom of the North West Counties Division Two and without a win in five games.

Matlock Town entertain AFC Telford who have made a good start to life in the Blue Square North following their promotion from the UniBond last season where they are if fifth place with just one defeat from ten.

But the Gladiators are unbeaten at home having won four from five and beat Telford 2-1 at Causeway Lane when the side met in February.

Worksop Town are in UniBond Premier Division action at Ossett Town where they will be looking for a first win in nine games. The Tigers have shown a slight improvement over the past week following two successive 1-1 draws at Kendal Town then at home to North Ferriby United on Tuesday.

But boss Peter Rinkcavage has already begun to shake up his squad with Steve Owens and Stewart Copnell both departing this week. The Tigers boss was expected to complete the signing of attacking midfielder Jermaine Palmer from Ilkeston Town in time for the trip to Ossett.

Managerless Frickley Athletic face what is already a vital bottom of the table clash at North Ferriby United. Both sides picked up a point in mid-week but it didn't improve their positions with Frickley remaining bottom without a win in 10 while Ferriby are just one place and three points above them.

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