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Match Preview: AFC Liverpool Face Cup Derby

AFC Liverpool face their first ever competitive derby match on Wednesday in a cup tie against top Liverpool side Waterloo Dock.

The 1st round Senior Cup tie takes place at Valerie Park, the home of Prescot Cables, who AFC Liverpool are groundsharing with this season and kicks off at 7.30pm.

It is the first time that the fledgling non league club has ever faced another Merseyside team in a competitive match, and the fact that they do so in a knockout cup tie adds extra spice to the occasion.

AFC Liverpool are currently top of the Vodkat League Division 1 after a blistering start that has seen them score 22 goals in just 6 matches.

Waterloo Dock are the Champions of the Liverpool County Premier League and so are certainly of Vodkat League standard. Top of the league so far again this term, they are also renowned for having unearthed popular former Liverpool striker, and current Legends star, John Durnin.

Seasoned observers of the non league football scene believe this will be a mouthwatering clash between two genuine footballing sides each topping their respective leagues.

The cup draw will be particularly enticing for AFC Liverpool vice captain Jay Chandler who now marshalls the Reds’ back four, but who last season played for Waterloo Dock.

The winners will face either East Villa or St Helens in the 2nd Round of the Cup. Tranmere Rovers await the winner of that tie in the Quarter Finals, a suitable incentive for all clubs involved to fight hard for the win.

The Liverpool Senior Cup is a Liverpool County FA run competition which features Liverpool, Everton, Tranmere Rovers and all of the major Merseyside non league clubs. It will be AFC Liverpool’s first appearance in the competition.

  • AFC Liverpool v Waterloo Dock, Wed 24th September, Valerie Park, Hope Street, Prescot. Kick off 7.30pm
By alun
(September 21, 2008)