Duo are steeled for showpiece Cup final

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THE showpiece matchof the local non-league scene takes place at Hillsborough tonight when Stocksbridge Park Steels take on Parkgate in the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA Senior Cup Final (7pm).

Stocksbridge, under manager Gary Marrow, have fought a successful battle to get away from the relegation zone in the Evo-Stik League and finished 13th in the Premier Division.

They last won the Senior Cup two years ago and have been winners in the five finals they have played in between 1993 and 2009.

Underdogs Parkgate - ‘The Steelmen’ - have enjoyed the best season in their history.

Under manager Doug Shelley, they have finished runners-up in the Premier Division of the Northern Counties East League, their highest-ever finish in the non-league pyramid.

The Steelmen have ambitions to move up into the Evo-Stik League