Monday, July 25, 2011
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Bucks will host Saints in re-arranged cup clash

AFC Telford United will host The New Saints in the Shropshire Senior Cup final on a new date of Saturday, August 6.
The showdown for the world’s oldest football trophy had provisionally been set for next Tuesday but that had to change due to a fixture clash for the Saints after they beat Shrewsbury in Monday’s semi-final.
TNS have Europa League commitments away at Danish side FC Midtjylland in the second qualifying round second leg next Thursday.
Shropshire FA chief executive Roy Waterfield met with Telford chairman Lee Carter and Saints general manager Ian Williams yesterday and was able to reach an agreement on the rearranged date.
“They were both very understanding and the new date seems to have dovetailed nicely into the rest of their pre-season commitments,” said Waterfield.
“It should be a good final. I know they’ve played each other several times in previous years and they have always been close encounters.
“I think timing-wise, with the game falling the week before the start of both clubs’ league seasons, we could see two strong teams turning out.”
Telford booked their place with a 4-1 win over Market Drayton and manager Andy Sinton has welcomed the new date.
“It works quite well because it gives us a real competitive fixture the week before the season starts.”
“It will be one to look forward to for the fans – TNS are a good side, as we got shown when we went there last pre-season for my first game (Telford losing 2-0).”
Photo: Matty Williams in action against Telford in last season's friendly clash at Park Hall.

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