Tricky tie for struggling Steels as Parramore lie in wait

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IT has the classic ingredients for a cup upset - a club struggling at the bottom away to one that’s bouyant and next to the top in what amounts to two divisions below.

In the Sheffield Senior Cup tonight, Worksop Parramore, second in the Premier Division of the N.Counties East League, have their biggest game of the season when they take on Stocksbridge Park Steels whose disastrous start to the season has seen them slump to the bottom of the Premier Division of the Evo-Stik League.

Parramore, bankrolled by enthusiastic chairman Pete Whitehead, are seeking to progress through the leagues and expect a good crowd at The Windsor Foodservice Stadium, previously known as Sandy Lane which once belonged to Worksop Town who still play there along with Parramore but no longer is it their own.

Parramore manager Darren Bland is a former Stocksbridge player and they go into the tie fresh from a 5-1 win at Parkgate.

Stocksbridge, whose bad start cost Chris Willcock his job, have tasked Darren Schofield with the job of reviving their fortunes and his latest signing is former Owls winger Matt Hamdshaw.

Meanwhile, Worksop Town - the holders - travel to face the side they beat in last season’s final, fellow Evo-Stik side Frickley Athletic.

Like Stocksbridge, Sheffield FC carry their Evo-Stik status into NCEL territory when they go to Division One side Hemsworth MW.

Other ties tonight: Parkgate v Rossington (7.15), AFC Emley v Maltby Main and Worsbrough Br v Kinsley Boys.