Football: Norton aiming to be kings of the Potteries
SCOTT Dundas is looking to complete a famous Potteries double in the Staffs Senior Cup tonight.
His Norton United side take on Port Vale (7.45pm), having dumped Stoke City out in the previous round.
Dundas says his North West Counties Premier side are looking for a second big scalp ... and a bumper crowd at Community Drive.
"We're going in with all guns blazing," he said.
"I'm not sure what sort of side they'll put out, but I'll field my strongest XI for sure.
"It's a local derby and a plum tie for us and we obviously want to do well.
"We got more than 200 through the gate for the game against Stoke and a repeat of that sort of figure would be great."
Norton won that October tie 3-2 with goals from leading scorer Dan Brown, Jimmy Gartside and a Tom Fogg penalty.
"We started the season quite slowly, but we've picked up a lot recently," added Dundas.
"We were on a run of five or six undefeated before losing out at Runcorn on Saturday.
"So we'll give it a real go."
Vale are expected to field a team made up predominantly of youth players.
Tickets, priced at £5 and £3 for concessions, are available on the gate.
STAFFORD Rangers take on Nantwich Town in the third round of the Doodson Sport Cup with manager Greg Clowes looking to make a number of changes to the side that beat Worksop Town at the weekend.
But he insists the league cup is an important competition and will field a strong team for the Marston Road clash.
"We will freshen things up a bit because there are a lot of tired legs," he admitted. "I can see us making at least five changes with a start for those who were on the bench against Worksop.
"But it's a game we want to win – we are in three cup competitions and that's great because in January and February, if you are not in cup competitions, you end up playing friendlies against meaningless opposition."
Danny Quinn is likely to start up front, with Peter Heler, Sean Kinsella, Lee Downes and Levi Reid coming in to the midfield. Danny Read will continue in goal as Adam Alcock is away on holiday.