by Peter Scherer
April 17th is the date when the Don Amott Spring Cup and the Central Midlands League Chairmans Cup both kick off for a few weeks of frenetic action to conclude this interrupted season.
With the majority of the first team unavailable, the teams will made up of reserves and academy players.
In the Spring Cup we start with an away tie at Borrowash Victoria on the 17th, followed by another match at Borrowash against FC Ingles.
On May 5th we visit Gresley Rovers and conclude on May 8th at Ashby Ivanhoe.
In the Chairman’s Cup we start with Holbrook St Michaels away on the 17th, before playing Hilton Harriers on the 24th at a venue to be decided.
May 5th it’s away at Hilton and on the 11th it’s the return match against Holbrook. The quarter finals are due on 15th, semi’s the 22nd and the final on Saturday 29th.
“We are still trying to sort a venue for the home legs, but neither Holbrook or Hilton are a bogey side, so we are confident of reaching the knock out stages,” said reserves manager David Mackenzie.
The two Academy sides are also due to restart, with the first years at home to Rushall on April 12th, before visiting Belper three days later, while the unbeaten second years start with Stafford away on the 15th.