Manchester Premier Cup Final
Wednesday 27th April 2016 @ 10:09 by Mark Phillip
Football Mossley & Saddleworth Sports Stalybridge

Mossley will be hoping to retain the Manchester Premier Cup this evening when they take on near neighbours Stalybridge Celtic in the final.

The Lilywhites and Celtic enter tonight’s clash having preserved their status’ as step eight and step six clubs respectively.

Celtic’s foray into the competition began earlier in the season with a resounding 4-1 victory at Abbey Hey.

Liam Watson’s side were then involved in a tantalising quarter-final clash at FC United.

A 4-3 victory over the rebels ensured Celtic booked their place in the semi-final against Radcliffe Borough – a game they subsequently won 3-1.

Mossley’s involvement in the competition began in the quarter-final stage, comfrotably beating Irlam 4-0.

Peter Band’s side enjoyed another clean-sheet in the semi-final against Trafford. The Lilywhites cruised to a 2-0 victory on the occasion.

Tonight’s clash marks the last competitive game of the season for Mossley, who ended their campaign in the Evo-Stik First Division North last weekend with a 3-1 defeat at Brighouse Town.

Meanwhile, Celtic end their National League North campaign with a home tie against play-off chasing Boston United.

Depending on the outcome of Nuneaton Town’s match against Bradford Park Avenue this evening, the game could prove to be huge for the Pilgrims.

A draw or victory for Nuneaton tonight will keep them in contention of securing the last remaining play-off spot which is currently occupied by Boston.

As always, the Tameside Reporter and InsideTameside.com will bring you the final score from tonight’s Manchester Premier Cup Final.

Kick off at Ewen Fields Stadium is 7.45pm.

Admission: Adults £8, Concession £4.