After a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the final of the fourth oldest surviving cup competition in the world returns this month.
The Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup is regarded as one of the most prestigious football competitions in the county, with non-league teams from Step 7 and above from the English football league pyramid competing to win the 145-year-old competition.
At this year’s final, Worksop Town will meet Maltby Main on Saturday 30th April (7:30pm kick-off) at the Eco-Power Stadium, home of Doncaster Rovers FC.
Worksop Town are no strangers to the competition, making their 34th appearance in the final since 1900. The Tigers had to overcome a resilient Rossington Main side to win 2-1 in the semi-finals. Ten years on from their last Senior Cup final victory, Worksop Town will be looking to make it their lucky 13th final win; just one behind the competition’s most successful clubs, Frickley Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday (both with 14 wins). They currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One East.
Malty Main are looking forward to their first Senior Cup final appearance in more than 40 years after a 3-2 semi-final victory over local rivals Parkgate at Muglet Lane. The Miners are hoping to emulate the Maltby team of 1978, who beat Mexborough Town Athletic 2-1 at Doncaster Rovers’ former Belle Vue ground to record their first and only Senior Cup final victory. They currently play in the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division.
Since its formation in 1876, the Senior Cup finals have been played at various professional and amateur grounds within the Sheffield and Hallamshire region. But this is the first time the final will be held at Doncaster Rovers’ Eco-Power Stadium since the £20m facility was opened in 2007.
Tickets for the highly anticipated showdown are on sale now, priced at £8 for adults, £5 for seniors (65+) and £1 for under 17s. Tickets can be purchased in advance on Club Doncaster’s website. Please note that there is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction for all internet & phone sales.
BUY YOUR TICKETS
We strongly advise purchasing your tickets in advance as we expect demand for this game to be extremely high and this will speed up your entry into the stadium. Fans will enter the stadium by the FBT West Stand. Turnstile will open at 6pm.
A limited number of tickets will be available on the day of the game from the turnstile next to the Club Doncaster Academy reception. This is located near the North Stand which is easy to find as it is the part of the stadium closest to the outdoor AstroTurf pitches.
Parking at the stadium is free. Please head to Car Park 2 on your arrival and state that you are here for the Senior Cup final to the parking attendant. There is also is an overflow car park in Car Park 3 if required.
CLICK HERE to download a detailed parking information pack.
The full stadium address is Eco-Power Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 5JW.
From the A1 (M) join the M18 Eastbound at Junction 35 (signposted Hull) or from the M1, join the M18 Eastbound at Junction 32. Once on the M18, leave at Junction 3 and take the A6182 towards Doncaster (the stadium is well signposted from Junction 3 and is about one and a half miles away). You will pass a retail park on your left and then at the next traffic lights (which has the Lakeside Pub visible behind it) turn left onto White Rose Way. The Lakeside Shopping Centre is now on your right (the stadium is located directly behind the shopping centre). At the next island turn right onto the industrial estate and after passing the Tesco distribution centre on your right, turn right at the bottom of the road and the stadium is further down on your left.
For Travel to the Stadium from the Town Centre: For Saturday afternoon games: Buses will leave Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange direct to the ground as follows:
• Service 73 at 10 and 40 minutes past each hour
• Service 58 at 25 and 55 minutes past each hour The journey time is approximately 10 minutes.
In addition, buses on Service 72 will depart from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange at 22 and 52 minutes past each hour and will run to the ground via Balby Road, Sandford Road, Tickhill Road and Woodfield Way, picking up at all recognised stops on the way.
Doncaster Station is just less than two miles away and a bus service is available from the Transport Interchange (attached to the Train Station). If you do have time on your hands and you fancy the walk (around 25-30 minutes) then as you come out of the station turn right and then keep straight on this road (the A6182 Trafford Way) and you will eventually reach the stadium complex on your left.
Our matchday programmes for all our county cup finals will be digital. There will be QR codes located in the stadium to download/view your free programme.
For general information on our county cup finals, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For ticketing information, please contact Club Doncaster Academy by calling 01302 762562