Sunday League awaits a new name on the Challenge Cup ahead of 52nd final this weekend

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The Hornes Construction Worksop Sunday League will hold its 52nd Challenge Cup final this weekend at Manton Club.

The competition was the first trophy ever won in the Sunday League, by East Rovers in 1963.

A whole host of teams have won it since, with Worksop Bough claiming a record number of victories.

Other successful and well known teams from the past have also got their name engraved on the trophy, including Shireoaks Inn, Marquis of Granby, King Edward and Glassworks.

But this year will see a new name on the cup as finalists Langold FC and Manton Club JFC have never won or made the final of the completion before.

JFC will ultimately go into the game as favourites having also reached next week’s Benevolent Cup final and finished runners up in Division One.

Langold, who cant be ruled out, were champions of a hard fought Division Two and have more than held their own again other Division oOne opponents in the previous rounds.

Both teams have goalkeepers with experience and pedigree for the occasion.

Langold Keeper Gary Hudson is a veteran of the Sunday League and by far the oldest player on the pitch.

The Langold captain will be playing in his first cup final.

While at the other end JFC keeper Daniel McCusker will be competing in his fourth final in the last five years and was the penalty shoot out hero in the 2010 Benevolent Cup final.

Langold will look to striker Ben Gillat to provide the physical edge up front, while JFC will be hoping centre back Stephen Wankiewicz can keep him at bay.

JFC skipper Matthew Thompson and striker Tom Mullen will no doubt be earmarked as the danger men as Langold will hope the experienced Russell Bird and Jack Searles will be two of a number of players who can keep JFC out.

Whoever the key player in the final will be, he will receive the Phil Storey Memorial Man of the Match award.

The game kicks off at 11am at Manton Club in Worksop and the Sunday League is hoping for a big turn out for what should be an entertaining encounter between two of this season’s most successful teams.