Match Preview: Rocester (h)

Hinckley AFC badgeHinckley AFC could reach the semi finals of the Polymac Packaging League Cup for the first time when they take on Rocester at St John’s Park tomorrow evening, kick off 7-30pm.

The final quarter final tie to be played sees Division One Hinckley, currently fourth in their league, take on a Rocester side who sit two points above the drop zone in the Premier Division.

There are, though, four other teams between Rocester and AFC Wufrunians, who currently occupy the final relegation spot, so tight is the lower end of the table in the Premier Division. Indeed, just five points separate Wulfrunians, in 20th, and 10th placed Long Eaton United.

Midland Football LeagueThe Romans’ last few games have also seen plenty of goals, with a 4-3 win (in the previous round of the League Cup against Brocton) and a 4-4 draw amongst their recent results.

They occupy 15th place in the Premier Division, having picked up 37 points from their 30 matches thus far, and will be looking to going one better than their League Cup efforts of two years ago, when they were beaten 2-0 in the final by Long Eaton.

A win tonight will put them just one tie away from reaching the Bescot Stadium for the second time in three years, while RocesterHinckley are the last remaining Division One side in the tournament and will look to go through to the last four for the first time.

Should Hinckley win, they will face a Leicestershire derby in the semi finals with St Andrews awaiting the winners. The tie will be a two-legged affair and St Andrews, Hinckley or Rocester will face Alvechurch or Highgate United in the final.

Adults: £6

Concessions: £4

Under 16s: £2 (FREE with a HAFC Junior membership card)

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