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Piggon Hopes To Be Part Of History As The Scholars Head To Vale Park For Cup Final

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Chasetown forward Mitchell Piggon is hoping to be a history maker on Wednesday night.

The Scholars head to Vale Park, the home of Port Vale to take on Stoke City in the final of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.

Should Dave Stringer’s men get the victory over the Potters then it will be the first time the club have lifted the trophy.

Ahead of the game, Piggon said: “It would be nice to be part of the first winners from Chasetown in the Staffordshire Senior Cup.

“If we’re the first winners from the club then it would be great for the fans as it would give them something to shout about.

“We haven’t had the best of seasons so it would be nice to put some silverware on the table for the club at the end of the season.”

While the club might not have enjoyed County Cup honours they certainly have enjoyed some excellent runs in the FA Cup.

They made the 3rd round of the FA Cup back in 2008 taking on that season’s runners-up in Cardiff City.

The Staffordshire side even took the lead against the Championship club before bowing out of the competition with a 3-1 defeat.

So where would lifting the County Cup rank for the club.

The man who has scored 13 goals for the Cannock based side said: “Any Silverware will be great.

“If it’s the first one for the club from that competition then it would be great especially for the chairman and the fans.

“Obviously it’s not going to live up to a day against Cardiff City in the 3rd round of the FA Cup but it will be right up there.”

Wednesday’s final is going to be a stern test for the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South side as they face a team whose players are professional.

The Potter side is most likely be made up of players from their under 23s side. But the former Rugby Town man believes that is a great chance for his teammates to learn more about themselves.

He said: “It is nice to test yourself against your pros. It will most likely be the Under 23s but one or two first team players might drop in or even watch.

“Either way it’s nice to play against a side of professional footballers.”

Playing at Vale Park means the players of Chasetown will have an excellent chance to showcase their talents at a professional stadium.

It will also allow the supporters of The Chase to see how the other half live by following their team at a Football League venue.

The forward is hoping to see a great attendance at Vale Park.

He said: “I’m sure we will have a good following at Vale Park for the final.

“They are great supporters and follow us everywhere. I can imagine there will be a few neutrals there on Wednesday night who will come down and watch the game if they have got nothing else to do.

“But hopefully we can win it for the travelling fans who are heading up to Burslem on Wednesday.”

The main question is can the team from the Scholar ground upset the odds against the Premier League club.

Piggon believes that Chasetown can win the match.

He said: “If we turn up and play our game then we will have a good chance of winning.

“But we know it’s going to be tough playing against a group of pros that are in training every day, playing the game day in day out.

“If we turn up and play our game then hopefully we will come away with the result that we want.”


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