I will update details closer to the match, but new date of Tuesday 3 March
And here we go...
Reds are 1st with 62 points from 28 games Ossett Utd are 18th with 21 points from 27 games
Reds at home in the league 11-3-0 Ossett away in the league 1-2-10
Recent Ossett results:
22 Feb Widnes 2-2 Ossett 8 Feb Reds 2-0 Ossett 1 Feb Ossett 0-1 Marine 25 Jan Runcorn Linnetts 2-1 Ossett 21 Jan Ossett 2-1 Garforth Town (West Riding Cup 2R) 18 Jan Ossett 4-2 Widnes 11 Jan Pickering 3-2 Ossett 7 Jan Ossett 3-0 Brighouse (ILC2R) 4 Jan Ossett 2-1 Dunston 1 Jan Brighouse 0-4 Ossett
Reds overall since 1 Jan 5-1-2
Ossett overall since 1 Jan 4-1-5
Victory would take us into ILC4R which is the last eight and a guaranteed payout of £250. Woohoo.
Prize money for the competition is as follows: -
Losing Quarter Finalists £250 each
Losing Semi Finalists £500 each
Losing Finalist £1000
Cup Winners £2000
The £ would be worth it though if we could win the trophy. Although of course it wold never take priority over our league campaign. We only have one midweek league fixture to go - Tues 10 March at home to Mossley in a rearranged fixture so we certainly don't have a fixture pile up that we have suffered in previous years.
ILC3R fixtures are:
South Shields 2-5 Morpeth Sheffield FC (4)3-3(3) Trafford Newcastle Town 3-1 Buxton Widnes 1-2 Hyde Utd Worksop 1-2 Matlock Gainsborough (9)1-1(10) Kidsgrove Atherton Collieries or Stalybridge Celtic v Marine