Altrincham welcome Richard Duffy’s Congleton Town to the J Davidson Stadium on Thursday evening for the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup.
This will be the sixth Cheshire Senior Cup Final The Bears would’ve played in with their last appearance in the final two stems back to the 1982/83 season.
Congleton have managed to get their hands on the trophy twice, with their last Cheshire Senior Cup triumphs being 85 years ago.
This is one of two finals Congleton Town have to play before the curtain is drawn on their historical campaign. A meeting with Bacup Borough in the Macron Cup final also lies on the horizon.
National League outfit Altrincham currently sit in 16th place, after confirming their status at Step One level of the Non-League System for another year.
Since defeating Runcorn Linnets 4-0 in the semi-finals of the competition, The Robins have failed to win in their last five outings, with three draws and two losses.
Congleton Town 3-1 Barnton
Congleton began their Cheshire Senior Cup adventure with a 3-1 victory over Barnton in November. Goals from Richard Duffy, Rocco Fregapane and George Sankey confirmed The Bears’ status in the second round of the competition.
Congleton Town 3-0 Stockport Town
Congleton progressed once more in comfortable fashion with a 3-0 victory over Stockport Town at the turn of the year. A Darren Chadwick penalty and a Tom Pope brace saw The Bears waltz past Stockport Town.
Congleton Town 1-0 Stalybridge Celtic
A win that epitomises the challenge of the Cleric Stadium for opposition sides arose in the quarter-final with Ethan Hartshorn’s second-half strike saw The Bears defeat Northern Premier League side Stalybridge Celtic, to set up a semi-final clash with Crewe.
Congleton Town 2-0 Crewe Alexandra
Richard Duffy’s men put on an impressive 2-0 victory against League 2 side Crewe Alexandra last week, with a brace from Arron Johns confirming Congleton’s status in this year’s final.
After the season they have had, it would be a fitting way to end it if The Bears get their hands on a trophy, something that is the minimum the lads deserve. 65 games is a test for any team, and from taking AFC Fylde to an FA Cup replay to being a penalty shootout away from Wembley, no team deserves a trophy as much as Congleton Town. Two huge cup-finals await, the first being tonight. Come on you Bears.