The ‘luck’ of the draw sees only Tigers and Staveley face off in Senior Cup

Worksop Town and Staveley Miners Welfare will face off in the Sheffield Senior Cup, after being drawn out as the only two teams without a bye in the first round.

With 33 teams entered in the competition, the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA draw out two teams to play off for a place in the second round, with the other 31 clubs beginning their campaign in round two.

Tigers and the Trojans, who met in NCEL Premier competition just last Saturday, will play again at Sandy Lane on either Wednesday 9th September or Wednesday 16th September.

Last season Tigers thrashed Phoenix FC 13-0 in their first Senior Cup game, with Antonio Wedderburn hitting the net four times, and Chris Whincop adding a hat-trick.

But Shaw was furious about the standard of officiating in the next round, when Tigers crashed out at the hands of Swallownest.

Worksop went down 2-1 away to a side two divisions below them.

And he’s keen to erase his bitter memories of cup disappointment as a player at Parkgate – when he wasn’t selected for the final – and as a manager at Sheffield FC.

“It’s the oldest county cup competition in the country and I’ve been close, but not won it,” he said.

“I went close with Sheffield FC, and I would like to go better this year and win it.

“That’s one of the aims this season.”

Worksop Town last won the Sheffield Senior Cup in the 2011/12 season, when Simon Clark led his side to a 3-2 victory over old enemies Frickley Athletic, at Hillsborough.

A Jamie Jackson double, and Owain Warlow’s strike handed Worksop the win, over a Frickley side led by former Tigers player and manager Pete Rinkcavage.

Worksop have won the competition 12 times, just two shy of record holders Sheffield Wednesday.